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Tier 2 Sportsperson

“A Tier 2 Sportsperson visa allows internationally recognised sportspeople to play their profession in the UK”.

Including Premier League football clubs among our high-profile clients, we have exceptional experience in this highly specialised area. If your club or association is looking to bring in foreign talent, we’ll give you the best possible chance of getting the right result.

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

Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa in more detail

The sports club or association must first hold a valid sponsor licence. The person you are looking to sponsor, meanwhile, should be an internationally recognised sportsperson or qualified coach, who’s employment will help to develop your sport at the highest level.

The Tier 2 Sportsperson category covers a wide range of sports which include:

Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing, Chinese Martial Arts, Cricket, Curling, Cycling, Equestrianism, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Jockeys and Trainers, Judo, Kabbadi, Lacrosse, Motorcycling, Motorsports, Netball, Polo, Rowing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Sailing Windsurfing and Powerboating, Shooting, Snooker, Squash and Racketball, Swimming, Water Polo, Diving and Synchronised Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Water Skiing, Wheelchair Basketball, Wrestling and Yoga.

In all cases, we can work closely with your club or sporting body to guide you (and the individual) through the application process.

Once your application is approved, the Tier 2 Sportsperson visa will be issued. After completing five years stay in this category, the individual may then be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.

Extension applications

If you’re continuing to work for the same employer as per your original application, you may be able to extend your Tier 2 Sportsperson visa. We can assess your case and give you the right advice from the outset.

Indefinite Leave to Remain

Tier 2 Sportsperson visas provide a route to permanent settlement in the UK. Following 5 years continuous and lawful stay in this category, an application can be made for Indefinite Leave to Remain. Evidence of employment will be required as part of the application.

How to Get Started

Whether you’re making an initial Tier 2 Sportsperson application, extension/renewal or require consultancy services our experts can help. Call us on 01793 836 010 or complete our quick Enquiry form on the right.


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