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UK Sports Visitor Visa

Sports Visa UK: Your Gateway to Participate in UK's Thriving Sports Scene

The United Kingdom, renowned for its sports culture, offers a unique type of visa – the Sports Visa UK. This visa allows individuals to visit the UK for sports-related activities, whether for participation, sponsorship, or coaching.

Why Opt for the UK Sports Visitor Visa?

Securing a UK sports visitor visa opens avenues for international sportspersons to engage with the dynamic sporting community in the UK. From participation in tournaments to attending meetings and interviews, the sports visitor visa paves the way for a wide range of sporting activities in the UK.

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FAQs

Supporting documents for the UK sports visa should include invitation letters from the organisation, club or team in the UK that is sponsoring you.

As a sports visitor visa applicant, you must demonstrate that you have a genuine reason for visiting the UK, can maintain and accommodate yourself during the visit and have sufficient ties to your home country to show the authorities that you intend to leave the UK. Although a third party may sponsor you, the Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) will also consider your personal circumstances.

It is permitted to apply for UK sports visas with a validity period of six months, two years, five years or ten years with varying applicable fees. However, the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) has discretion and may issue a visa with a shorter validity period than applied for. Usually, UK sports visit visas are valid for multiple entries to the UK during the validity period indicated on the vignette. 

The maximum time to stay in the UK at any time is six months. Sports visits must, however, not lead to living in the UK through frequent and successive visits. As a starting point, the individual should not spend more than six months in the UK in any rolling 12-month period, although this is a guide only and not stated in the immigration rules. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry has the authority to assess the individual’s intentions, which can lead to cancelled sports visitor visas and refusal of entry to the UK.

It is not possible to add dependant family members to a UK sport visitor visa application.  However, they may submit their own application, which will usually be processed at the same time as the ‘main applicant’.

All applications submitted in accordance with the UK Standard Visitor Rules must be made from outside of the UK.

UKVI aim to process sports visit visas as follows:

Visa applications submitted outside of the UK:

  • Standard processing: 15 working days
  • Priority Service processing: 5 working days

Important: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) does not guarantee processing times, and delays do occur. We advise that you only book non-refundable travel once your visa has been approved and your work visa is in your possession.  Priority services can be suspended without notice and may not be available during application.

The UKVI application fees are as follows:

  • Up to 6 months: £115
  • Up to 2 years: £432
  • Up to 5 years: £771
  • Up to 10 years: £963

Our professional fee will depend on the level of service you require. 

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24/7 Visitor Visa Support Platform

Our UK visitor visa platform is a comprehensive and tailored programme that guides you through the entire UK visit visa application process, ensuring you’re well prepared to submit a quality application for processing by the UK Home Office. The platform is accessible 24/7 and lessons can be revisited as many times as you require.

Tailored Guidance

Our courses are meticulously designed to address a variety of visit purposes, be it tourism, business, family visits, or medical treatment.

Comprehensive Coverage

From start to finish, we provide detailed insights into each step of the UK visitor visa application process.

24/7 Accessibility

Access your platform anytime, anywhere. Fit learning and visa preparation into your schedule.

Personalised Pace

Revisit sections as often as needed, ensuring you fully grasp each aspect of your visa application.

High-Calibre Preparation

Our goal is to ensure you submit the best application to the UK Home Office, maximising your chances of success.

Tailored Advice for all UK Visitor Visas

Our innovative online platform tailors your UK visitor visa application guidance to perfectly match your specific travel needs and circumstances. Whether you’re travelling solo or with family, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how we personalise your experience:

Custom-Tailored Guidance: We automatically consider the unique purpose of your UK visit and whether you’re accompanied by dependant family members, ensuring a bespoke solution.

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