The Tier 2 (Sportsperson) category is for elite sportspeople and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level, and will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport. Your application will need to be endorsed by your sport's governing body.

In order for a Certificate of Sponsorship to be issued, your sponsor will need to have obtained an endorsement for you from the appropriate governing body for your sport. The endorsement will confirm that:

  • you are internationally established as a player or coach at the highest level, and
  • you will make a significant contribution to the development of your sport at the highest level in the UK; and
  • you intend to be based in the UK for the duration of your permission to stay; and
  • your post could not be filled by a suitable settled worker.

You can apply from inside the UK if you have, or were last granted, leave in one of the categories listed in the table below:

  • Any Tier 1 category;
  • Tier 2 (General);
  • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer: Established Staff) if you are applying to change sponsor;
  • Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer), under the rules in place before 6 April 2010 if you are applying to change sponsor;
  • Tier 2 (Sportsperson);
  • Tier 2 (Minister of Religion);
  • Tier 4 (General) student3;
  • Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) in the Creative and Sporting sub-category, for a job as a professional footballer switching into Tier 2 (Sportsperson)only;
  • Dependant partner of a Tier 4 student;
  • Highly Skilled Migrant Programme;
  • Innovator;
  • Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland Scheme;
  • International Graduates Scheme (or its predecessor the Science and Engineering Graduate Scheme);
  • Business and Commercial work permits (except multiple entry work permits) including Intra-Company Transfer work permits;
  • Sports and Entertainment work permits (except multiple entry work permits);
  • Jewish Agency Employee;
  • Member of the Operational Ground Staff of an Overseas-owned Airline;
  • Minister of Religion, Missionary or Member of a Religious Order;
  • Overseas Qualified Nurse or Midwife;
  • Person Writing Up a Thesis;
  • Postgraduate Doctor or Dentist;
  • Representative of an Overseas Business;
  • Representative of an Overseas Newspaper, News Agency or Broadcasting Organisation;
  • Student;
  • Student Nurse;
  • Student Re-Sitting an Examination;
  • Student Union Sabbatical Officer.

Super Priority Service For Switching Into Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa

As the expert immigration solicitors based in London & Manchester, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service (SPS) for your application whereby decision on your application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the submission of the application at a designated service centre.

Our immigration solicitors can prepare and submit your application to the Home Office, UKVI through Super Priority Service (SPS) and get decision on your immigration application within 24 hours. You will be accompanied to one of the application centres in London or Manchester by our legal representative who will assist you with the enrolment of your biometrics and submission of your application to get decision on your application in within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your application for months (sometimes years).

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Switching Into Tier 2 Sportsperson?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for switching into Tier 2 Sportsperson visa from inside the UK. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for switching into Tier 2 Sportsperson visa and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Tier 2 Sportsperson application, we will do the following casework for you:

  • Our immigration solicitors will take detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedures to be adopted by the Immigration Authorities in your Tier 2 Sportsperson application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your Tier 2 Sportsperson application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 2 Sportsperson application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the Tier 2 Sportsperson application and discuss the same with you;
  • Our immigration solicitors will complete the application form for Tier 2 Sportsperson application and discuss the same with you;
  • Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the Tier  2 Sportsperson application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will submit your Tier 2 Sportsperson application to the Home Office, UKBA through our Same Day Visa Service to get a decision on the application same day;
  • Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the Immigration Officer for expeditious decision on the Tier 2 Sportsperson application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will protect your interests while your  Tier 2 Sportsperson application is pending with the Home Office, UKBA and keep you informed of the progress on your Tier 2 Sportsperson application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKBA until decision is reached on your Tier 2 Sportsperson application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your application.

Our Fee For An Application For Switching Into Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa

  • We will charge you a fee from £700 + VAT for our professional immigration services for switching into Tier 2 Sportsperson through our Same Day visa Service. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the Tier 2  Sportsperson application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your Tier 2 Sportsperson application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly installments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office , UKBA on the Tier 2 Sportsperson application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by  us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

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