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Charity Worker visa
A Charity Worker visa allows you to come to the UK to undertake voluntary unpaid work for a recognised charity.
How long can I stay in the UK on a Charity Worker visa?
A Charity Worker visa is typically valid for up to 12 months, or the time given on the certificate of sponsorship plus 14 days (whichever is shorter). You may be able to extend your visa if you continue to meet the eligibility requirements. It may also be possible to switch to another visa route, from within the UK, based on the requirements of that particular visa.
What are the main eligibility requirements?
Applicants for a Charity Worker visa must be 18 or over, have a Certificate of Sponsorship from a licensed sponsoring employer in the UK and have enough money to support themselves during their stay (usually £1,270 in available funds, unless they are exempt).
An applicant will be ineligible for this visa if they have been given a Religious Worker or Charity worker visa in the last year, unless they can prove that they were outside the UK for the whole of that time.
Can I bring my family with me?
On the Charity Worker visa, you can bring dependent family members to the UK including a partner (spouse, civil partner, or unmarried partner who you’ve been living with for at least 2 years) and any children under 18 years.
Can I use my time in the UK on a Charity Worker visa towards an application for indefinite leave to remain in the UK?
Time spent in the UK under the Charity Worker visa may be counted towards an application for indefinite leave to remain on the basis of ten years of continuous lawful residence.
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