This category is for those wanting to undertake unpaid voluntary fieldwork which contributes directly to the achievement or advancement of the sponsor’s charitable purpose in the UK.

“Voluntary fieldwork” is defined as activities which would not normally be offered at a waged or salaried rate and which contribute directly to the achievement or advancement of the sponsor’s charitable purpose. It does not include work ancillary to the sponsor’s charitable purpose including, for example, routine back office administrative roles, retail or other sales roles, fund-raising roles and roles involved in the maintenance of the sponsor’s offices and other assets.

This category cannot be used to temporarily fill a position which is required on a permanent basis.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Charity Worker) visa you need:

  • a certificate of sponsorship reference number from your UK sponsor
  • £945 in savings - this is to prove you can support yourself and you must have had this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply. You won’t need £945 in savings if your fully approved (‘A-rated’) sponsor has stated on your certificate of sponsorship (CoS) that they’ll certify your maintenance and that you won’t claim benefits during your stay.

In assigning a Certificate of Sponsorship, the sponsor will have guaranteed that you:

  • will be undertaking voluntary fieldwork which contributes directly to the achievement or advancement of the sponsor’s charitable purpose
  • will not receive any form of payment of remuneration, including benefits in kind, (except reasonable expenses outlined in section 44 of the National Minimum Wage Act at www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/39/section/44A)
  • will not be filling a permanent position, including on a temporary basis
  • will comply with the conditions of your permission to stay and leave the United Kingdom when it expires.

Points Scoring for Tier 5 Charity Worker Visa

For you to be granted UK visa as Tier 5 charity worker, you must score:

  • 30 points for possessing a valid Certificate of Sponsorship (Appendix A of the Immigration Rules); and
  • 10 points for Maintenance (Funds) (Appendix C of the Immigration Rules).

Entry Clearance as Tier 5 charity worker is granted for a maximum period of 12 months, or the time given on the Certificate of Sponsorship plus 28 days, whichever is the shorter. You can enter the UK up to 14 days before the start date of your job.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Entry Clearance As Tier 5 Charity Worker?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance applications. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British High Commission/Embassy/Consulate in your application for entry clearance as Tier 5 Charity Worker;
  • Assisting your employer in correctly assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for your entry clearance application as Tier 5 Charity Worker;
  • Discussing your Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application;
  • Considering contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the online application form for Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on the Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application;
  • Assisting you with the preparation for an interview to be conducted by the Entry Clearance Officer in relation to your Tier 5 Charity Worker Entry Clearance application and discussing with you the possible questions to be asked by the interviewing officer in relation to your application during the interview;
  • Protecting your interests while your  Tier 5 Charity Worker application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on your Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until decision is reached on your Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application;
  • Advising you on the outcome of your application and any further steps to be taken by you upon receipt of the decision from the Home Office, UKVI.

Our Fee For Entry Clearance Application As Tier 5 Charity Worker

  • We will charge you a fee from £800 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services for Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the Tier 5 Charity Worker entry clearance application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee, Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) etc.

 

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