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Tier 5 Religious Worker

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As religious work falls within the definitions of charity work in the UK, the Immigration Rules for regions workers fall under the rules for Tier 5 temporary / charity workers. This visa category is designed for individuals looking to migrate to the UK for the purpose of undertaking voluntary work for a charity. It is important to stress that the work must be for the sponsor's organisation. It should also be noted that individuals under this visa category must only be engaged in voluntary activities not receiving any payment for their work (charity - as the name implies). In order to successfully assign the certificate of sponsorship, the sponsor must guarantee:-

  1. That the main applicant has an intention to carry out voluntary field work in line with the charity business objectives and/or normal business activities.
  2. That the main applicant will not be remunerated for their work (except such reasonable expenses as outlined in section forty four of the National Minimum wage act.
  3. Will will not take up a permanent position; and will comply with the conditions of your permission to stay and leave the United Kingdom when it expires.

Visa is granted for a maximum period of 12 months, or the time given on the Certificate of Sponsorship plus 14 days after the end date given on the Certificate of Sponsorship and up to 14 days before the start date, whichever is the shorter. If you are outside the UK, you may have to apply for entry clearance (visa) to the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate before you can come to the UK under Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Charity Workers) category.

Tier 5 Religious Workers Visa Extension

If your current leave to remain is as a tier 5 religious worker, you may be able to apply for an extension if you have been in the United Kingdom for less than 24 months and within your qualifying period of making a new application.

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