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Skilled worker visa


“To allow internationally recognised sportspeople to play their profession in the UK”.

To sponsor internationally recognised sportspeople or qualified coaches whose employment develop your sport at the highest level.

We manage applications for all sports including the English Premier League.

Call us on 01793 836010 or complete our Enquiry form for a Free Assessment.

​International Sportsperson Visa in more detail

The International Sportsperson route is for elite sportspersons or qualified sports coaches who are internationally established and can make a significant contribution to the development of their sport at its highest level in the UK

A person applying on the International Sportsperson route must have an endorsement from the relevant governing body listed in Appendix Sports Governing Bodies. [Link?]

Applicants must be aged at least 16 to qualify on this route. If they are aged under 18 on the date of application, they must meet the parental consent requirement.

Applicants applying to enter or remain in the UK for a period of more than 12 months must meet an English language requirement. Those applying for a period of 12 months or less do not have to meet this requirement.

The route allows the worker to bring their dependants (partner and dependent children) with them if they meet the requirements for dependants.

International Sportspersons can apply for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) after 5 years’ continuous residence in the UK on this (or another eligible) route.

Skilled Worker Visa Sportsperson Free Assessment

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Whether making an initial International Sportsperson application, extension or require consultancy services our experts can help.