You can apply for entry clearance as a Tier 5 International Agreement Worker if:

  • you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
  • you’ll be contracted to do work covered by international law while in the UK, for example working for a foreign government or as a private servant in a diplomatic household
  • you meet the other eligibility requirements

Eligibility

You can apply for a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - International Agreement) visa if you have:

  • a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) reference number
  • £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 that they’ll certify your maintenance and that you won’t claim benefits during your stay.

Work covered by international law

Your work in the UK must be any of the following:

  • covered by the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
  • covered by similar agreements between the UK and other countries
  • for an overseas government or international organisation
  • as a private servant in a diplomatic household or in the household of an employee of an international organisation

This category does not include the intra corporate transfer commitment of GATS or similar commitments in other agreements. Those coming to the United Kingdom under these arrangements should come under Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) of the Points-Based System.

In assigning a Certificate of Sponsorship to private servants in diplomatic households, the sponsor will have guaranteed that you:

  • are aged 18 years old or over;
  • will be employed as a private servant by, and in the household of:
    • a named member of staff of a diplomatic or consular mission who has diplomatic privileges and immunity as defined by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations; or
    • a named official employed by an international organisation with certain privileges and immunities under United Kingdom or international law;
  • intend to work full-time in domestic employment for that named employer;
  • will not take up any other form of job for the sponsor other than as a private servant in the specified household; and
  • will leave the United Kingdom when your permission to stay has expired.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Entry Clearance Under The Tier 5 International Agreement?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with entry clearance applications under the Tier 5 International Agreement. 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 entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement, 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 under the Tier 5 International Agreement;
  • Assisting your employer in correctly assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for your entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement;
  • Discussing your entry clearance application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement;
  • Considering contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the online application form for entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on the entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement;
  • Assisting you with the preparation for an interview to be conducted by the Entry Clearance Officer in relation to your Entry Clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement 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  application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on your 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 entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement;
  • 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 Under The Tier 5 International Agreement

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services for entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the entry clearance application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement, 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 entry clearance application under the Tier 5 International Agreement. 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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