The Tier 5 Charity Worker visa category is designed for individuals who are looking to come into the UK for the purpose of undertaking voluntary work for charity. It is important that the work on the basis of which the migrant is coming to the UK must be directly related to the work of his/her sponsor’s company.
It is important to note that applicants looking to come into the UK as a charity work must only engage in voluntary activities. There must also be an established intention to undertake fieldwork which is related to the aims and objective of the organisation that is sponsoring the migrant.
For the purpose of assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS), there is a need for the sponsor to guarantee the following: -
Leave under this category is usually granted for a period of 12 months or the time specified in the CoS plus fourteen days after the end date on the CoS as well as fourteen days prior to the date specified on the CoS; or whichever is shorter.
Interested applicants who currently reside outside the UK may be able to apply for entry clearance.