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How the Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) sub-tier operates in different sectors
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an overview of the sector-related eligibility criteria for issuing a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) under the Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) sub-tier. It covers the Codes of Practice for the creative sector and sporting body endorsements for the sporting sector.

Sponsored employee: applying under Tier 2 (Sportsperson)
Practice notes

This Practice Note outlines the key issues of entry clearance and leave to remain applications for persons being sponsored under the Tier 2 (Sportsperson) sub-tier. It looks at eligibility, procedure (including application forms and fees), duration and conditions of leave, and dependants.

Sponsoring an employee under Tier 2 (Sportsperson)
Practice notes

This Practice Note outlines the eligibility criteria for issuing a Certificate of Sponsorship by a sponsor employer under the Tier 2 (Sportsperson) sub-tier, including obtaining an endorsement of the sponsor and the migrant from the appropriate Home Office recognised governing body. It also considers some of the other key factors that sponsors should be aware of when considering this route for a prospective employee who is an elite sports player or sports coach.

Switching into the Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) category
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides information on the requirements for switching UK immigration status within the UK to the Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) category. Switching is only allowed from visitors who are undertaking permitted activities in the sports or creative sectors, and even then only in limited circumstances.

Switching into Tier 2 (Sportsperson)
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides information on the requirements for switching UK immigration status within the UK to the Tier 2 (Sportsperson) category, including the specific requirements for students who are switching and for professional footballers switching from Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting).

Tier 2 (Sportsperson): applying for indefinite leave to remain
Practice notes

This Practice Note outlines the key issues of indefinite leave to remain (ILR or settlement) applications for persons applying under the Tier 2 (Sportsperson) sub-tier. It looks at the eligibility criteria procedure (including application forms and fees) and dependants.

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