Religious Worker visa

We provide expert guidance on Religious Worker visas to help you navigate the application for employment in the UK.

Religious Worker visa

A Religious Worker visa allows those wishing to do religious work in a non-pastoral role or a religious order to come to the UK.

How long can I stay in the UK on a Religious Worker visa?

A Religious Worker visa is typically valid for up to 24 months, or up to 28 days more than the time on the certificate of sponsorship (whichever is shorter). You may be able to extend your visa if you continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

What are the main eligibility requirements?

Applicants for a Religious 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 Religious 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 Religious Worker visa towards an application for indefinite leave to remain in the UK?

Time spent in the UK under the Religious 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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