If you are based abroad but you want to visit the UK for short periods to undertake sports-related activities, you may be able to come here as a sports visitor. Sportspeople and those working directly with them can visit the UK for a short time to take part in specific events. They can do this without permission to work or applying under the points-based system.

The applicant must:

  • be genuinely seeking entry as a sports visitor for a limited period no longer than six months (not required for extensions)
  • leave the UK at the end of the period of the visit
  • maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependants without using public funds
  • meet the cost of the return or onward journey
  • intend to do one or more of the following during their visit:
      • take part in a particular sporting event, tournament or series of events as defined by the UK Border Agency
      • take part in a specific one off charity sporting event, providing they are not paid other than for travelling and other expenses
      • join, as an amateur, a wholly or mostly amateur team provided they are not paid other than for board and lodging and reasonable expenses, or
      • serve as a member of the technical or personal staff, or as an official, attending the same event as a visiting sportsperson coming for one or more of the purposes listed above.

The applicant must not:

  • take employment
  • produce goods or provide services within the UK
  • intend to undertake a course of study
  • be a child under the age of 18
  • intend to marry or form a civil partnership
  • intend to give notice of marriage or civil partnership
  • intend to receive private medical treatment
  • be in transit to a country outside the common travel area.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Sports Visitor Visa Application?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for UK sports visitor visas. The quality of our service is self-evident from our 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 application for sports visitor visa for UK and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for UK sports visitor visa, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you about your sports visitor visa application and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in your UK Sports Visitor visa application;
  • Discussing your sports visitor visa application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance application as a Sports Visitor;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance application for sports visitor visa;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the sports visitor visa application and discussing the same with you and/or your sponsor, if any;
  • Completing the online visitor visa application form and discussing the same with you and/or your UK sponsor;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the application for UK Visit Visa as a Sports Visitor;
  • Liaising with the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for a timely decision on your application for Sports Visitor Visa;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for Sports Visitor Visa.

Our Fee For Sports Visitor Visa

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 (no VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for entry clearance (visa) for the UK as a Sports Visitor. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the 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 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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