This category (The Tier 2 Sportsperson) was created for individuals who are recognized to be top class sportspeople and coaches of international repute, who were established at the highest level in their sport and have the tendency to positively impact in development of the sport. The individual’s application is however required to be endorsed by the sport’s governing body of his/her country of origin.
For this individual to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship the sponsor would be required to make available for the applicant an endorsement issued by an appropriate body that governs the sporting activity where the application belongs. The endorsement is required so as to verify that:
If your entry clearance application as a Tier 2 sportsperson is rejected, you can contest the Home Office’ decision by lodging an admin review. This is basically asking the Entry clearance Manager to kindly review the decision the Entry clearance officer has just made. If there are no valid reasons to ask the Entry Clearance manager to review the decision, it is most likely that the Entry clearance manager will uphold the decision of the entry clearance officer.
If however you still do not feel satisfied and feel that there was an error of judgement; believing that the law was not applied correctly, you may take it a step further by lodging an appeal for Judicial review in the Upper Tribunal. Here, you are simply taking the matter (in this case the refisal decision) to court to challenge the refusal.
If you have reasons to believe that your application has been unfairly refused, please contact our immigration lawyers for a free assessment