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International Agreement Worker (Temporary Work)

The International Agreement Worker Visa is a valuable opportunity for international workers seeking temporary work in the UK. This visa, established in December 2020, replaces the former Temporary Worker – International Agreement Worker Visa (T5).

Eligibility requirements for the International Agreement visa

To qualify for the International Agreement visa, applicants must meet specific criteria. They should be contracted to perform work covered by an international law or treaty, work on behalf of a foreign government, serve as a private servant/member of a diplomatic household, or intend to provide services as a contractual service supplier or independent professional. Additionally, they need to fulfill other eligibility requirements specific to the International Agreement Worker Visa.

Benefits of the International Agreement visa

The International Agreement visa offers international workers a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the UK. By working temporarily in the country, individuals can enhance their international work experience, expand their professional network, and develop new skills.

Application process for the International Agreement visa

The application process for the International Agreement visa involves several steps. First, applicants need to receive a job offer from an approved sponsor. Then, they must submit their biometric information, which includes fingerprints and a photograph. If planning to stay in the UK for more than six months, applicants also need to pay the immigration healthcare surcharge. It is crucial to have the Certificate of Sponsorship number ready and gather all the necessary supporting documents. The application is submitted online through the UK visa application page, and the visa application fee must be paid.

Limitations and restrictions of the International Agreement visa

While the International Agreement visa offers a great opportunity, it is important to be aware of its limitations and restrictions. The visa can be extended for a maximum of 24 months or the duration stated on the Certificate of Sponsorship plus 28 days, whichever is shorter. Additionally, there are specific conditions for private servants in diplomatic households and contractual service suppliers.

Cost of the Visa

There is a visa application fee of £298 per person.

Tips for a successful International Agreement visa application

To increase the chances of a successful visa application, it is highly recommended to work with a qualified and experienced immigration lawyer. They possess the necessary knowledge and expertise to guide applicants through the process, ensuring all requirements are met and a robust application is submitted.


The International Agreement Worker Visa is a valuable opportunity for international workers to gain work experience in the UK. By understanding the eligibility criteria, application process, and potential limitations, individuals can make the most of this visa opportunity. Whether it is to expand their professional horizons, explore new cultures, or develop new skills, the International Agreement visa opens doors to a world of possibilities.

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