Overview You can apply for a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa if all of the following apply: you’re an elite sportsperson or qualified coach recognised by your sport’s governing body as internationally established at the highest level;
your sport’s governing body is endorsing your application;
your employment will develop your sport in the UK at the highest level;
you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland;
you meet the other eligibility requirements.
Eligibility You must:
have a certificate of sponsorship reference number from your sponsor;
meet the English requirement.
You must also have £945 in savings – this is to prove you can support yourself. You must have had this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply, unless you’re exempt.
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