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What is a Temporary Worker Visa for Charity Work?

This has recently replaced the Tier 5 Charity Worker Visa. It allows an applicant to stay for up to 12 months or the time given to you on your certificate of sponsorship plus 14 days, whichever is the shorter of the two. If an applicant wishes to remain for longer and wants to do paid work, they should consider another one of the routes.

What can I do whilst I am on a Temporary Worker Visa for Charity Work?

One can do unpaid charity work for the sponsor, and can also study or take a second job provided it is in the same sector as the main job or for a role on a shortage occupation list, without the need to get another worker’s visa. You cannot receive payment for any of the work you do in the UK or take on a permanent job and you cannot have access to public funds.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for this visa, you must be doing unpaid voluntary work in the UK. The charity work cannot include roles in administration, retail, fund raising or the maintenance of the charity’s office or other assets. You must also be over the age of 18 and hold a certificate of sponsorship from the charity that holds a valid UK sponsor licence. You must be able to financially support yourself whilst in the UK.

What documents would I need to provide for the application?

You will need to provide your passport and certificate of sponsorship reference number. Evidence that you have sufficient monies to support yourself in the UK such as Bank statements and a TB test if applicable.

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If you have any questions about the process or would like to apply for a scale up visa please contact Danielle or call on 020 7267 4133. Danielle will only charge you for the first consultation if you decide to become her client and if she can assist you.

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