You can apply for an International Sportsperson visa (T2) if all of the following apply:
- you’re an elite sportsperson or qualified coach, who’s recognised by your sport’s governing body as being at the highest level of your profession internationally
- your sport’s governing body is endorsing your application
- your employment will develop your sport in the UK at the highest level
- you meet the other eligibility requirements
This visa has replaced the Sportsperson (T2) visa and the sporting part of the Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting visa (T5).
Applications can be made by the Fast Track service offered by the Home Office. You can apply outside the UK (Entry Clearance applications) and in the UK (extension of your current Tier 2 Sportsperson visa/ switching).
Tier 2 visas can lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain depending on eligibility.
If they are eligible, you can bring your partner and children with you as your ‘dependents’.
For general informational purposes only, not intended or to be taken as legal advice. To make sure it is appropriate for you please seek advice and contact us.
Information courtesy of Gov.uk.