A minimum score of 70 points for attributes including sponsorship, English language, and available maintenance funds is essential requirement for this visa. Applicants for the Tier 2 – Sportsperson Visa will be required to obtain endorsement from their sport’s governing body as a sportsperson or coach, internationally established at the highest level.
In the first instance, a potential sponsor will apply to the UK Visas & Immigration to be granted a licence. When successfully licensed, a sponsor can apply for several certificates of sponsorship, which they can then present to the people whom they intend to sponsor. Once a potential employee has been allocated a certificate of sponsorship, he or she will be qualified to apply for UK entry clearance or leave to remain in the UK.