Temporary workers (Tier 5 PBS)

This section contains information about the routes available to migrants who want to come to the UK to do temporary work for a licensed Tier 5 sponsor.

If you are a national of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, the European nationals section describes your right to work in the UK.

If you are a national of a country outside the EEA or Switzerland (except Turkey – see below), you will need to apply for a visa under Tier 5 of the points-based system.

To be able to apply for a visa under most Tier 5 categories, you must have a job offer from a licensed sponsor, and you must pass a points-based assessment. There are different requirements under the Youth mobility scheme.