You can apply for entry clearance (visa) as a Tier 2 Sportsperson if all of the following apply:

  • you’re an elite sportsperson or qualified coach recognised by your sport’s governing body as internationally established at the highest level
  • your sport’s governing body is endorsing your application
  • your employment will develop your sport in the UK at the highest level
  • you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
  • you meet the other eligibility requirements

You will be awarded 50 points for your Certificate of Sponsorship in this category. In order for a Certificate of Sponsorship to be assigned, your sponsor will need to have obtained an endorsement for you from the appropriate governing body for your sport. The endorsement will confirm that:

  • you are internationally established as a player or coach at the highest level, and
  • your employment will make a significant contribution to the development of your sport at the highest level in the UK; and
  • you intend to be based in the UK for the duration of your permission to stay; and
  • your post could not be filled by a suitable settled worker.

You must provide the original letter issued by the governing body containing the endorsement as part of your application for a leave.

If you meet the requirements of the Tier 2 (Sportsperson) category you will be granted a leave up to 3 years depending on the job start and end dates that the Certificate of Sponsorship Checking Service shows you are being sponsored to do, with the possibility of extending for further 3 years. However, you will not be able to extend your total stay beyond 6 years. You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) once you have completed 5 years in the UK under Tier 2 sportsperson visa.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with Tier 2 Sportsperson visa applications. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your Tier 2 Sportsperson visa application and our we will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Tier 2 Sportsperson 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 relation to your Tier 2 Sportsperson visa application;
  • Assisting your employer, the Tier 2 sponsor, with correcting assigning the certificate of sponsorship for your application;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your Tier 2 Sportsperson entry clearance application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 2 Sportsperson entry clearance application;
  • Considering the contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 2 Sportsperson entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing an online application form for Tier 2 Sportsperson entry clearance and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your Tier 2 Sportsperson entry clearance application explaining in detail how all the requirements of the immigration rules are satisfied;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your Tier 2 Sportsperson visa application;
  • Protecting your interests while your Tier 2 Sportsperson application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on the application;
  • Doing all of the follow-up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until a decision is reached by the Home Office on your Tier 2 Sportsperson entry clearance application;

Our Fee For Tier 2 Sportsperson Entry Clearance Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £800 (VAT not applicable) for our professional immigration services for Tier 2 Sportsperson entry clearance application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in your application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your Tier 2 Sportsperson entry clearance application, you can pay half of the fee at when instructing us and the rest can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until a decision is made by the Home Office, UKVI on your Tier 2 Sportsperson 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.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

 

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