Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange
What is a Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange?
This scheme provides individuals with the opportunity to come to the UK temporarily. This scheme is designed to share knowledge, experience and work practice through placements in the UK.
A new category for Mathematics Teacher Exchange was added on 1 August 2014. The stay is restricted to 12 months in the UK. The Home Office will check that applicants are genuine and that they intend to meet the conditions of the leave they apply for.
The applicant will be required to enter the UK solely to work or train temporarily in the UK through an approved scheme. The applicants are not allowed to establish a business in the UK and will be expected to meet the requirements of the individual exchange scheme. All work undertaken by the applicant should be at or above NVQ Level 3 or higher.
The main body (that is sponsor) will be required to have the support of a UK government department and will be issuing the certificates of sponsorship to applicants meeting all the relevant requirements.
Point Scoring Requirements
All applicants will need to score a total of 40 points for the above criteria.
Applicants will need to score of 40 points in order to successfully submit an application for the Tier 5 (Temporary Workers) scheme.
30 Point - Certificate of Sponsorship
10 points - Maintenance of (Funds)
To score points under this section, applicants will need to prove that that they have sufficient funding to support themselves for the duration of their stay in the UK or this can also be sponsored by the sponsor on the Certificate of Sponsorship.
The requirement is as following:
At least £945 of personal savings in applicants’ own bank account for at least 3 months prior to the date of the application plus £630 for each dependant, bank statements to be dated within 28 days before the date of application; OR
A-rated sponsor guarantees the applicant’s maintenance on the certificate of sponsorship (COS). (Please note that the sponsor is unable to certify maintenance for any of accompanying dependants).