Tier 5 - Charity Workers

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What is the charity worker sub-category?

This sub-category is for people coming to the UK to do voluntary (unpaid) work for a charity. The work must be directly related to the work of your sponsor's organisation. 

Who can apply as a charity worker? 

Before you apply under Tier 5 (Temporary workers - charity workers), you must have: 

 a sponsor; and
 a valid certificate of sponsorship. 

When you apply, you will be awarded points based on your sponsorship and available maintenance (funds).

You can make an application if: 

 you are currently outside the UK; or
 you are already here in the Tier 5 (Temporary workers - charity workers) sub-category and you want to extend your stay (up to a maximum total stay of 12 months.

If you are already in the UK in a different immigration category, you cannot apply to 'switch' into the Tier 5 (Temporary workers - charity workers) sub-category. 

How long can you stay? 

If we give you permission to come to the UK under Tier 5 (Temporary workers - charity workers), you can live and work here for a maximum time of 12 months or the time given in your certificate of sponsorship plus 28 days, whichever is shorter. 

This time must begin no more than 14 days before the start date given on your certificate of sponsorship. 

If you need to be able to go from and return to the UK for your job 

If you will need to leave and come back to the UK quite often as part of your job, your sponsor can assign a multiple entry certificate of sponsorship to you. You will be able to enter and leave the UK during the time when you have permission to live and work here. 

If you leave the UK and you were given permission to stay for 6 months or less, your permission to stay will end when you leave the UK. You will not be able to come back using your Tier 5 (Temporary workers - charity workers) visa. You will need to apply again from abroad in order to come back to the UK.


We are happy to offer a fixed fee plan to our clients. We give you the best and affordable quote to receive quality service from us. Contact us through email: jds.img@hotmail.co.uk or on Mob. 07877088526 to book an appointment

NOTE: Please make a note that the immigration rules are subject to change. You must meet all the requirements of the Immigration Rules at the time of application with us.