The Tier 2 Sports Person category is for top sports people and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level. This is for those coming to the UK on a long term basis. Sports people intending to enter the UK to compete in events, play for a team or club etc, would not use this category.

To apply you would need to show:

  • You have been endorsed by the UK governing body for the sport in question
  • You meet the Maintenance requirement
  • You meet the English Language requirement

First time applicants will be granted for a visa for three years which can be extended.