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Helping you to play by the immigration rules

The United Kingdom is home to some of the world’s leading sports teams and events. Whether it be the roar of the crowds in football stadia across the country or the gently clap of spectators at a cricket event, the U.K can consider itself to be one of the top countries in the world for sport. The nation’s leading football league, ‘The Premier League’ signed TV rights deals of an estimated £5.14 billion over three years. This huge cash injection has allowed Premier League teams to strengthen their squads and attract players, managers and backroom staff from across the world. The United Kingdom has been seen as the birthplace of many global sports and sports make a very healthy contribution to the U.K economy each year.

Westkin Associates are your team in the United Kingdom to help with all of your immigration law needs. Our expert and experienced lawyers will project manage every step of your application with transparency, efficiency and clarity. Contact us at info@westkin.com or via 0207 1184 546 to speak to one of your specialist lawyers today. 

The UK has shown support to the development and recognition of sport all around the world by being part of important sporting events and encouraging world-class sportspersons to move to the country. A sports friendly government has created immigration rules specifically in relation to sportspersons to attract the top talent to work, play and live in the United Kingdom. Westkin Associates’ experience and success in the granting of sportspersons’ visas makes us the talisman player on your team.

Contact our team of expert immigration lawyers who have a wealth of experience in dealing with visas for leading sports persons on 0207 118 4546 or via info@westkin.com or using the Enquiry Box to the right hand side of this page.

Below we have listed a few of the key requirement that the applicant will need to meet. This is intended as a guide only and should not consistute genuine legal advice.

To qualify as a sportsperson in the UK under the Immigration Rules, there are a number of key requirements the applicant will need to meet.

  1. Like all other Tier 2 routes, the foreign national will need to have acquired a valid certificate of sponsorship from their potential employer.
  2. The applicant must be endorsed by a designated body, often seen as a regulatory body on sportspersons, as confirmation of their expertise and professional level within their particular sporting world.
  3. The applicant will need to demonstrate evidence of their English language. This is currently set at IELTS 6.5; however those who do not meet this requirement may want to consider Tier 5 temporary workers, which do not require the English language requirement.
  4. That the appropriate maintenance levels appear in their bank accounts. This should cover the previous 3 months and cover all dependents. The employer can certify that they will

For more information on applying to come to the UK as a professional sportsperson,  contact our immigration specialists today for further information and guidance.

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