Temporary Worker - Creative and Sporting visa (T5)
You must apply for a Temporary Worker - Creative and Sporting visa (T5) if:
- you have been offered work in the UK as a sports person or creative worker
- you meet the other eligibility requirements
A creative worker is someone who works in the creative industry, for example an actor, dancer, musician, or film crew member.
Please note: This visa has replaced the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Creative and Sporting) visa.
Your eligibility for a Temporary Worker - Creative and Sporting visa (T5) depends on whether you are a sports person or a creative worker.
You need to make a significant contribution to your sport at the highest level in the UK to be eligible for this visa.
You will also need all the following:
- a certificate of sponsorship reference number
- enough money to support yourself in the UK - you will usually need to have at least £1,270 available (unless you are exempt)
You need all the following to be eligible for the creative category:
- Make a unique contribution to the UK labour market, for example you are internationally renowned or are required for continuity
- Certificate of sponsorship reference number
- Be paid the minimum salary as set by Equity, PACT or BECTU (except for models, musicians or circuses)
- Enough money to support yourself in the UK - you will usually need to have at least £1,270 available (unless you are exempt)
Certificate of sponsorship
You need a licensed sponsor to give you a certificate of sponsorship before you can apply to work in the UK. A certificate of sponsorship is a reference number which holds information about the job and your personal details. It is not an actual certificate or paper document.
Please note: Your certificate of sponsorship is valid for 3 months from the date it is assigned to you.