Sportsperson Visa (T2)
You can apply for a Sportsperson visa (T2) if all of the following apply:
- you’re an elite sportsperson or qualified coach, who’s recognised by your sport’s governing body as being at the highest level of your profession internationally
- your sport’s governing body is endorsing your application
- your employment will develop your sport in the UK at the highest level
- you meet the other eligibility requirements
Your sponsor is the governing body endorsing your application. They’ll give you a certificate of sponsorship to prove they’re sponsoring you.
How long you can stay
You can come to the UK with a Sportsperson visa (T2) for up to 3 years.
You can apply to extend this visa for up to another 3 years to a maximum stay of 6 years.
Our Immigration Lawyers are able to give specialist legal advice in this area of law. To contact one of our Immigration Solicitors, please complete our enquiry form or contact us on:
Tel: 01922 645 429 (Walsall, Birmingham & Midlands)
Tel: 0161 399 2786 (Manchester & North of England)
Tel: 01633 920 160 (Newport, Bristol, Cardiff and South West)
Or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org