Read the Tier 2 (Sportsperson) guidance before you apply.

You’ll have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application. Check how much you’ll have to pay before you apply.

Apply outside the UK

You must apply online for a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa.

As part of your application you’ll need to have your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre. This is to get a biometric residence permit.

You’ll have to collect your biometric residence permit within 10 days of when you said you’d arrive in the UK.

You may be able to get your visa faster or other services (like translation) depending on what country you’re in - check with your visa application centre.

North Korea

You cannot apply online if you’re living in North Korea.

To apply from North Korea you must:

Apply in the UK

Check if you can apply from inside the UK to:

  • extend your existing Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa
  • switch to this visa from another visa