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Tier 5 International Agreement


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What is a Tier 5 International Agreement?

This scheme is for individuals who are coming to the UK in order to provide a service in the UK on a contractual agreement, covered under International Law. This includes the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) or other international agreements, employees of overseas governments and international organisations as well as private servants in diplomatic households can seek Entry Clearance under this category.

The Home Office will check that applicants are genuine and that they intend to meet the conditions of the leave they apply for.


Requirements

  • General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

  • The applicant is required to work for a sponsor of a country, which is member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and have signed up to the agreement; or has a bilateral agreement with the UK or the EU; or is a European Union member. The applicant will need to be engaged in employment which satisfies the terms and conditions of the specified international agreement.

           Employers sponsoring applicants under this category will be required to issue a certificate of sponsorship.

  • Employees of Overseas Governments and International Organisations

  • The applicant will be required to be under a contract of employment with overseas government or international organisation. The applicant cannot be employed in any other employment for its sponsor other than that specified in the certificate of sponsorship and should not intend to change to a different category within the international agreements scheme subsequent to entering the UK.

          Employers sponsoring applicants under this category will be required to issue certificate of sponsorship.

  • Private Servants in Diplomatic Households

  • The applicant should be at least 18 years of age or above with the intention to work full- time as a domestic worker. They will need to be employed and serve as a private servant in the household of a diplomatic/consular post; or an official employed by an international organisation. The applicant can only work for their sponsor in this capacity and are unable to work for anyone else.

           Applicants can apply to extend their stay in the UK up to 5 years and will be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain.

           Employers sponsoring applicants under this category will be required to issue a certificate of sponsorship.

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:

or

  • 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;

  • 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).

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