Immigration Rules

Immigration Rules Appendix M: sports governing bodies

Sports governing bodies for Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Creative and Sporting) applications.

  1. Applicants in these categories must be endorsed by the relevant Governing Body from the table below, and the Certificate of Sponsorship Checking Service entry relating to the application must confirm this endorsement.

  2. Each Governing Body may only endorse applicants in the Tier(s) specified in the table.

Sport Governing body Tiers        
All sports listed in Appendix M of the Immigration Rules Home Office Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Archery Grand National Archery Society Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Athletics UK Athletics Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Badminton Badminton England Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Badminton Badminton Scotland Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Baseball / Softball BaseballSoftball UK Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Basketball Basketball England Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Basketball Basketball Ireland Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Boxing British Boxing Board of Control Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Canoeing British Canoeing Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Chinese Martial Arts British Council for Chinese Martial Arts Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Cricket England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Cricket Cricket Scotland Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Cricket Cricket Ireland Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Curling Royal Caledonian Curling Club Tier 2 (Sportsperson)        
Cycling British Cycling Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Equestrianism British Horse Society Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Fencing British Fencing Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Field Hockey England England Hockey Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Field Hockey Scotland Scottish Hockey Union Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Field Hockey Wales Welsh Hockey Union Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Field Hockey Ireland Irish Hockey Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Football England The Football Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Football Scotland Scottish Football Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Football Wales The Football Association of Wales Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Football Northern Ireland Irish Football Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Gymnastics British Gymnastics Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Handball British Handball Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey (UK) Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Ice Skating National Ice Skating Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Jockeys and Trainers British Horseracing Authority Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Judo British Judo Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Kabbadi England Kabaddi Federation (UK) Registered Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Lacrosse English Lacrosse Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Motorcycling (except speedway) Auto-cycle Union Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Creative and Sporting)        
Motorsports The Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association Ltd Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Netball Welsh Netball Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Netball England Netball Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Netball Netball Northern Ireland Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Netball Netball Scotland Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Polo Hurlingham Polo Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Rowing British Rowing Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Rugby League Rugby Football League Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Rugby Union England Rugby Football Union Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Rugby Union Scotland Scottish Rugby Union Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Rugby Union Wales Welsh Rugby Union Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Rugby Union Ireland Ulster Rugby Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Sailing, windsurfing and powerboating Royal Yachting Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Shooting British Shooting Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Snooker World Snooker Tier 2 (Sportsperson)        
Speedway British Speedway Promoters Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – creative and Sporting)        
Squash and racketball England Squash and Racketball Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Swimming, water polo, diving and synchronised swimming British Swimming Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Table Tennis English Table Tennis Federation Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Taekwondo GB Taekwondo Tier 2 (Sportsperson)        
Tennis Lawn Tennis Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Triathlon British Triathlon Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Wheelchair Basketball British Wheelchair Basketball Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Wrestling British Wrestling Association Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)        
Yoga The British Wheel of Yoga Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting)