Tier 5 (international agreement)

This category is for migrants who are coming to the UK under contract to provide a service that is covered under international law, including the General Agreement of Trade (GATS), similar bilateral agreements between UK and another country, employees of overseas governments and international organisations and private servants in diplomatic households.

Leave up to a maximum period of 24 months will be granted for Migrants under the category of GATS and similar agreements between the United Kingdom and another country. Employees of overseas governments and international organisations can come for an initial maximum of 24 months. They then have the option to apply from inside the United Kingdom for an extension for periods of 12 months at a time, up to a total maximum of 72 months. Private servants in diplomatic households or household employees of international organisations can come for an initial maximum of 24 months, with the option to apply inside the United Kingdom for periods of 12 months at a time up to a total maximum of 72 months.

There are transitional arrangements in place for private servants in diplomatic household category who have come to the UK on or before 26 November 2008 and a different set of rules for those arriving on or after 27thNovember 2008.

The score must be 40 points in order to qualify under this category.

Certificate of Sponsorship

30 points

Maintenance

10 points

Please contact our Immigration Solicitors for further specific requirements.