Tier 2 Sportsperson

Tier 2 Sportsperson

Tier 2 Sportsperson is for highly skilled sports individuals  who are world renowned in their sport and perform at the highest level. They must be  recognised by their sports governing body as an elite sportsperson or coach. You  must demonstrate that the employment of your expertise will encourage the sport to become more elite in the United Kingdom.

Tier 2 Sportsperson – Basic Requirements

  • You must be established in your sport at the highest level of expertise.
  • You must be endorsed by your sports governing body please read below for a list of sports Governing bodies in the UK.
  • You are from outside the EEA.
  • You hold a valid Certificate of Sponsorship.
  • You must meet the English Language Requirement.
  • You must demonstrate you have maintenance funds that you can draw on, should it become necessary to use them, the current amount £945 in savings.


  • Your sponsor will issue you with a Certificate of Sponsorship.
  • You may apply inside the UK or outside the UK from your country of residence.
  • The application is made online.

Key Information

  • Your visa is valid for up to three years.
  • You are permitted to bring your family as dependants.
  • You may apply to extend your visa for a further three years.
  • Providing you meet the Tier 2 Sportsperson eligibility requirements you may apply to switch into this category form another UK Visa.
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