Documents you must provide
When you apply, you’ll need to provide:
- your current passport or travel document, and your old passports
- bank statements showing you’ve had at least £945 in savings continuously for 90 days before you apply - this is to prove you can support yourself and you must have had this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply
- your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a country where you have to take the test
- a letter of endorsement from your sport’s governing body, if you’re applying as a sportsperson or coach
You need a page in your passport that’s blank on both sides for your visa.
You won’t need £945 in savings if your fully approved (‘A-rated’) sponsor has stated on your certificate of sponsorship that they’ll certify your maintenance and that you won’t claim benefits during your stay.
You’ll need to provide a certified translation of any documents that aren’t in English or Welsh.
Read the guide for a full list of documents you can provide.
You may need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances.