T5 Worker Visa For Employees Of Overseas Governments and International Organisations

You can apply for entry clearance for T5 International Agreement worker visa as an employee of overseas Government and International Organisation if you are under a contract of employment with the overseas government or international organisation. The applicant must not intend to take any other form of role for the sponsor other than that for which the Certificate of Sponsorship was assigned.

This visa category is for employees of overseas governments or recognised international organisations who are not exempt from immigration control. Before granting T5 International Agreement Worker visa as an overseas employee of overseas Government or recognised international organisation, the Home Office UKVI will check to see if the worker may qualify for an exempt vignette. If they are not exempt, they can be sponsored on the International Agreement Worker visa route.

When a sponsor issues a CoS to employees of overseas governments and international organisations, they guarantee the applicant:

  • is under a contract of employment with the overseas government or international organisationand wants to come to the UK to provide a service covered under international law
  • will not take up any job for the sponsor, other than the one for which the certificate of sponsorship was issued
  • will not try to avoid immigration controls by changing to a different category of worker within the International AgreementWorkerroute after entering the UK

Eligibility Requirements For T5 International Agreement Worker Visa For Employees Of Overseas Governments and International Organisations

The applicant should meet the following requirements to apply for T5 International Agreement Worker visa as an overseas employee of overseas Government and International Organisation:

  • The applicant must have a valid certificate of sponsorship (CoS) assigned to him by his T5 Sponsor.
  • The applicant must be under a contract of employment with the overseas government or international organisation.
  • The applicant must have personal savings so that he can support himself when he arrives in the UK.
  • The applicant can show that he can travel and his travel history over the last 5 years.
  • The applicant must not fall for refusal under general grounds for refusal.
  • The applicant must have tuberculosis test results if you’re from a listed country

Financial Requirement

Where the applicant is applying for entry clearance or permission to stay and has been in the UK for less than 12 months on the date of application, either;

  • the applicant must have funds of at least £1,270; or
  • the applicant’s A rated sponsor must confirm on the Certificate of Sponsorship that they will, if it is necessary, maintain and accommodate the applicant up to the end of the first month of their employment for an amount of at least £1,270. The applicant must show that they have held the required level of funds for a 28-day period and as specified in Appendix Finance.

What Are The Points Based Requirements For T5 International Agreement Worker Visa Entry Clearance?

T5 International Agreement Worker visa is a Points Based visa category and points can be awarded for the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) and funds for maintenance. A T5 International Agreement Worker should score 40 points in total to qualify for entry clearance for T5 International Agreement Worker visa. The breakdown of the required points for T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance is given in the table below:

Criterion Points
Assigned a valid Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) 30
Funds for maintenance 10
Total Points 40

Period of Stay

  • If the application is for entry clearance as an employee of an overseas government or organisation, the applicant will be granted either:
    • the period of the role on the Certificate of Sponsorship plus 14 days before and 14 days after that period; or
    • 24 months,
  1. whichever is shorter.
  • Unless paragraph IA 14.5 of Appendix T5 International Agreement Workers of the Immigration Rules applies, if the application is for entry clearance or permission to stay as an employee of an overseas government or international organisation, the applicant will be granted either:
    • the period of the role on the Certificate of Sponsorship plus 14 days before and 14 days after that period; or
    • the difference between the period the applicant has already spent in the UK since their last grant of permission on a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) route and 24 months,

whichever is shorter.

How Can We Help You?

Our specialist team of T5 International Agreement Worker visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for your T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance application. As your appointed legal representative for T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance application, our work can include the following:

  • assessing your eligibility for T5 International Agreement Worker visa for UK by considering all the relevant eligibility requirements;
  • advising on relevant documents to be submitted in support of the T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance application;
  • assessing the documentary evidence including the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to ensure that the documents are in line with the Home Office UKVI requirements for T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance;
  • completing online application form for T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance for UK;
  • preparing a detailed cover letter in support of the T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance application to explain in detail how all the relevant requirements for T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance have been satisfied by the Tier 2 applicant;
  • submitting the T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance application online, paying the Home Office UKVI fees for T5 International Agreement Worker visa application and booking applicant’s appointment with the relevant UK visa application centre;
  • uploading all the supporting documents online in support of the T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance application;
  • preparing the applicant for an interview by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) in relation to T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance application;
  • making any post interview representations to the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), if necessary;
  • doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) until decision is reached on your T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance application.

Our Fee For T5 International Agreement Worker Visa Entry Clearance Application

Our fees for T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance application are given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fixed Fees Range
T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance application to cover all the work after CoS being assigned until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) on your  application From £1,000 To £1,500 (VAT not applicable)

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for T5 International Agreement Worker visa entry clearance, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the entry clearance application.

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