Temporary Worker – International Agreement (Tier 5)

Temporary Worker – International Agreement (Tier 5)

The international agreement category is for people coming to the UK under contract to do work that is covered under international law, including:

  • the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
  • similar agreements between the UK or the European Union and another country or countries;
  • employees of overseas governments and international organisations; and
  • private servants in diplomatic households.


Successful applicants can stay for a maximum of 24 months, with some exceptions, and can extend their stay for ‘leave to remain’.

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  • Requirements


    • a sponsor; and
    • a valid certificate of sponsorship

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