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Current notices

The fees for visa applications have been significantly increased by the UKVI and the Visa Center TLS. This price increase is effective immediately (04.10.2023). Please note the updated fees if you wish to apply for a visa to the United Kingdom.

TIER 5 - Temporary Worker

How can apply this type of visa?

This visa type is for sportspersons, artists, entertainers and charity workers to take up temporary work in the UK. Working holidaymakers can travel under the youth mobility scheme.
To qualify under the tier 5 category you will require a certificate of sponsorship (COS) unless you apply under the youth mobility scheme.
Please note that the visa will be issued for the duration given on the COS.

The following sub categories are available under the Tier 5 scheme. If your visa type is not listed please contact our office for further assistance.

Visa categories

TIER 5 - Temporary Worker Creative Sporting

For people coming to work or perform in the UK internationally established sportspeople, entertainers or creative artists. (COS required)

TIER 5 - Charity Worker

For people coming to do voluntary (unpaid) work for a charity in the UK. (COS required)

TIER 5 - Religious Worker

For people coming to the UK for preaching, pastoral or non-pastoral work or work in a religious order such as a monastery or convent. (COS Required)

TIER 5 - Government Authorised Exchange

For people coming to the UK under contract to do work that is covered under international law. (GATS) and similar agreements. (COS required)

TIER 5 - Youth Mobility Scheme
Certain nationalities aged between 18-30 who want to come and experience life in the UK as a working holidaymaker (you will only qualify if you have sufficient points under the PBS scheme)

Processing times

Processing times UK TIER 5-Temporary Worker apply for


In general, the total price is calculated as follows, the Visas United service fee + consular fees + fee of the visacenter Teleperformance.

Visas United processing fee is € 350,00 for the first person.
The consulate fee is currently about €


for each person (The fees may vary depending on the rate of exchange). Please ask Visas United for the current fee.
The fee of the visa application center Teleperformance is €


+ €


scanning fee.
The return postage is not included in the visa application center fee. For return postage you have to pay €


in addition.



The company Visas United is an Agency that charges a fee to prepare your Visa application. Our company neither belongs to an Embassy, Consulate or any other official government department.

You can also apply for a visa independently. In which case you will be required to pay the consular fees to the consulate. Information about the respective consular fees and further information on independent applications can be found on the official website of the Embassy.