The government authorised exchange category is for people coming to the UK through approved schemes that aim to share knowledge, experience and best practice, and to experience the social and cultural life of the UK.  This category must not be used to fill job vacancies or to bring unskilled labour to the UK.

Your sponsor will be an overarching body who manages the government authorised exchange scheme. This overarching body must have the support of a UK government department.

Individual employers and organisations will not be allowed to sponsor migrants in this category, even if they are licensed as sponsors under other tiers or other categories of Tier 5. The only exceptions to this are if you are coming to the UK:

  • as a sponsored researcher, where the higher education institution you are coming to work at will be your sponsor; or
  • to work for a government department or agency.

Any work you do must be skilled which means it must be equivalent to NVQ or SVQ level 3 or above. This is unless you are taking part in the scheme set up as part of the European Union's lifelong learning programme, where you can do vocational education and training at a lower skill level.

You may be allowed to stay in the UK for up to 12 or 24 months under this category, depending on the scheme you are using and the length of time of your work as shown on your certificate of sponsorship.

Our Services For Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker Visa Category

The Immigration Solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors have expert knowledge and vast experience of dealing with Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker applications. We can provide various services for Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Workers and their Dependants.

Applications By Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Workers

Following are the various applications as Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker for which we can provide the required legal help and assistance as your legal represenatives:

Entry Clearance As Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker
Switching Into Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange
Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Visa Extension

Applications By PBS Dependants Of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Workers

Following are the various applications as PBS Dependants of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker for which we can provide the required legal help and assistance as your legal represenatives:

Entry Clearance As PBS Dependant Of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker
Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker
Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker

Refused Application As Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker Or As PBS Dependant Of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker? We Can Help With Challenging The Refusal Or Re-Applying

If your application as Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker or as Dependant of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker has been refused by the Home Office, UKVI, we can provide the required legal help and assistance to challenge the refusal of your application. Our services for challenging such refusals are as follows:

Administrative Review Against Refusal Of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker Visa
Administrative Review Against Refusal Of Application As PBS Dependant Of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker
Pre Action Protocol (PAP) Against Home Office UKVI
Immigration Judicial Review (JR) In The Upper Tribunal (UT)

 

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