The Tier 5 Creative and Sporting worker visa route is designed for people looking to come into the United Kingdom for the purpose of working or performing as sportspersons, entertainers or creative artistes for a period of twelve months.
It is very important that sportspersons who are applying under this immigration route are internationally recognized and perform at the highest level in their sports and/or they must be making significant contribution to the growth, development and management of sports at the highest level in the United Kingdom.
Coaches applying under this category are required to possess the appropriate qualifications for the job.
Importantly, applicants looking to come into the UK under this visa category must have both a sponsor as well as a valid Certificate of Sponsorship.
Prior to assigning your CoS, the governing body for your sport must have given an endorsement specifying that you have met their standards and requirements. It is important that the governing body must be recognised by the government.