Guidance on application for UK visa under T5 (Temporary Worker)

Guidance on UK Visas and Immigration's policy on applications for a visa or visa extension under a Temporary Work route.


Temporary Work caseworker guidance

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This guidance tells caseworkers how to consider applications to enter or remain in the UK on the Temporary Work routes of the Immigration Rules, previously called T5 (Temporary Worker). It also tells caseworkers how to consider applications for settlement from those on the Temporary Work - International Agreement route who work as private servants in diplomatic households and who were last granted entry clearance before 6 April 2012.

Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 11 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated in line with changes to the Immigration Rules on 11 October 2021. See 'changes from last version of this guidance' for full details of changes.

  2. Updated guidance for use on or after 6 April 2021.

  3. Guidance updated to reflect the amended rules for contractual service suppliers and independent professionals under the T5 International Agreements routes. These amendments fulfil commitments undertaken in the Temporary Agreement between the Swiss Confederation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Services Mobility, and the UK-EU Trade and Co-Operation Agreement.

  4. This guidance has been changed to reflect Immigration Rules changes made on 1 December 2020.

  5. Guidance updated to reflect changes in the Immigration Rules.

  6. Updated guidance published.

  7. Updated guidance.

  8. Updated guidance.

  9. Updated guidance for use on or after 19 November 2015.

  10. Updated guidance.

  11. Updated guidance.

  12. New version published for use on or after 02 March 2015.

  13. New version published for use on or after 6 November 2014.

  14. A new version of this guidance has been published for use on or after 6 April 2014.

  15. First published.