Temporary Worker - Seasonal Worker Visa (Tier 5)

Overview

You can apply for a Tier 5 Seasonal Worker visa if you want to come to the UK for up to 6 months to do farm work. You’ll need to:

How long it will take

The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before the date you’re due to start work. This date is on your certificate of sponsorship.

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.

Check the guide processing times to find out how long getting a visa might take in your country.

Fee

The visa costs £244.

How long you can stay

You can stay in the UK for up to 6 months.

You can enter the UK up to 14 days before the start date of your job.

What you can and cannot do

You can:

You cannot:

  • take a permanent job
  • work in a second job or a job that isn’t described in your certificate of sponsorship
  • get public funds
  • bring family members with you