Religious | Temporary Work Visa
You can apply for a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Religious Worker) visa if:
you want to do religious work - eg preaching or working in a religious order;
you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland;
you meet the other eligibility requirements.
To find out whether you can come to the UK under the religious category below, call ICS Legal on 0207 237 3388 or e-mail us your details on firstname.lastname@example.org. ICS Legal helps a number of migrants by setting up their migration program in the UK. Complete our contact form with as much information by clicking here.
You need to be sponsored - ie have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsor - before you can apply to come to the UK to work. The work you do in the UK must relate to your sponsor organisation’s work.
How long it will take
You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to the UK. You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks. Check the guide processing times to find out how long getting a visa might take in your country.
How long you can stay
You’ll be given a visa to live and work in the UK for up to 24 months or up to 28 days more than the time on your certificate of sponsorship. You may be sponsored for a shorter period. You can enter the UK up to 14 days before the start date of your job.
What you can and can’t do
the study - for some courses, you’ll need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme certificate;
work for your sponsor in the job described in your certificate of sponsorship;
do a second job in the same sector at the same level as your main job for up to 20 hours per week outside the hours of your main job;
do a job on the Tier 2 shortage occupation list for up to 20 hours per week outside the hours of your main job;
bring family members with you.
You can’t get public funds.