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Government Authorised Exchange Visa (Temporary Work)

Discover the Government Authorised Exchange Visa, previously known as the Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange visa (T5), designed exclusively for individuals seeking temporary opportunities in the UK. Discover the Government Authorised Exchange Visa, previously known as the Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange visa (T5), designed exclusively for individuals seeking temporary opportunities in the UK. Whether you are looking for work experience, training, an Overseas Government Language Programme, research, or a fellowship, this visa is part of the UK's prestigious Temporary Worker visa category, dedicated to fostering the exchange of knowledge, experience, and best practices.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this extraordinary opportunity, applicants must be over 18 years old and possess a Certificate of Sponsorship from a registered UK sponsor. Additionally, it is essential to have a minimum of £1,270 readily available in your bank account for at least twenty-eight consecutive days within 31 days of your visa application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Curious about additional requirements?

Rest assured, holding a valid passport or another national identity document is mandatory. In certain cases, tuberculosis test results may be required, along with an ATAS certificate if you're engaging in sensitive subject research at PhD level or higher.

Unleash Your Potential

With the Government Authorised Exchange Visa, you can immerse yourself in a world of possibilities. Gain valuable work experience, participate in training programs, embark on an Overseas Government Language Programme, conduct groundbreaking research, or join a prestigious fellowship. Moreover, while in the UK, you can even pursue part-time studies or take up a second job to expand your horizons.

However, please note that accessing public funds or securing a permanent job is not permitted.

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Timelines and Fees

We understand the importance of a swift decision, which is why you can normally expect to receive a visa verdict within 3 weeks if you're outside the UK or 8 weeks if you're applying from within the UK. As for fees, the application fee is £259, and the Immigration Health Surcharge is typically £624 per year.

Extend or Switch with Ease

Should you wish to extend your visa, you can do so for an additional 12 months for work experience or up to 24 months for research, training, or an Overseas Government Language Programme. Furthermore, if you are currently a student, student union sabbatical officer, student nurse, postgraduate doctor or dentist, or hold a student visa, you can seamlessly switch to this visa category.

Certificate of Sponsorship (COS)

To embark on this remarkable journey, it is vital to obtain a valid CoS from an approved Home Office sponsor. Ensure that your CoS is issued within 3 months of your visa application date and contains all the essential information.

How Can We Assist You?

Our team of expert immigration advisors is committed to guiding you through every step of the application process. From conducting an eligibility assessment to preparing and submitting your documents, we will provide comprehensive support to ensure a successful visa application.

Embark on a transformative experience with the Government Authorised Exchange Visa. Apply today and unlock a world of opportunities in the UK.

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