Tier 2 Sports Person
Visa for Professional Sports Players and Coaches
Here at WM Immigration we have assisted professional sports players with their visa applications, questions and helped them on their journey to getting British citizenship. If you want discrete professional immigration advice then contact WM Immigration to learn how we can help you on each step of your immigration journey.
What is the Tier 2 Sports Person category?
This Tier 2 Visa category is for elite sports people and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level possible, and will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport.
If you are a professional Sports Person or their agent and need assistance obtaining this visa please contact our office to ensure you receive the best possible assistance and see how we can get this visa approved fast.
Who can apply under the Tier 2 Sports Person visa?
Before you apply under Tier 2 Sports Person, you must have:
- a sponsor
- a valid certificate of sponsorship with a governing body endorsement number
- When you apply you are awarded points based on your:
- certificate of sponsorship
- English language skills
- and available maintenance (funds)
Your sponsor must give you your governing body endorsement number when they give you your certificate of sponsorship.
You can apply under the sports person category now if you are:
applying for permission to enter the UK (known as ‘entry clearance’) under Tier 2 Sports Person in the UK with permission to stay (known as ‘leave to remain’) in an immigration category that allows you to switch into Tier 2 Sports
How long will we take to process your application?
The Home Office aim to decide applications for living in the UK as a Tier 2 Sports Person) is that they will decide 75 per cent of visa applications within 4 weeks.