• British Passport
  • 2 Big Ben Grossbritannien Visum
  • 3 London Eye Grossbritannien Visum

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


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 € 326,00 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 € 70,00 + € 39,00 scanning fee.
The return postage is included in the visa application center fee. Only in Düsseldorf you have to pay € 34,00 for return postage.


Unfortunately, we have temporarily halted the processing of UK visa applications, the reasons for this are:
  • The high number of applications currently being refused.
  • Due to the Volume of applications being received in the UK, some of the processing is done by British Offices that normally assess application from Asia. Officers working in Asia are much stricter when they assess the applications and refuse most applications, whereas an officer who is based in UK would have normally issued the visa.
  • The longer Processing times
  • The applications being processed are taking at least 8 weeks or longer, the normal processing time is usually 3 weeks, since Brexit there has been a delay.Another reason for the delay is the processing of applications form Ukrainian nationals entering the UK due to the war.
  • Limited appointments
  • The Ukraine Crises has caused longer waiting times in obtaining appointments at the visa centers. The typical waiting time for an appointment is 2-3 weeks.

We strive to offer the best possible service to our customers therefore, given the above points we would not be acting in the best interest of our customers if we carry on taking on application with the knowledge of the complications above.

We thank you for your patience and understanding and hope to resume services as soon as possible


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.