The Temporary Worker visa route allows individuals to come to the UK to undertake specific types of work for a period of one or two years.
There are 6 categories in the Temporary Worker route:
This route is for those who want to come to the UK for work experience or to do training or research.
The work experience or training programme that you do must be though an approved government authorised exchange scheme, and your visa will be sponsored by an overarching body, such as the British Council.
If you will come to the UK to take part in a formal research project at the University of Edinburgh, the University may be able to sponsor your visa.
Sponsored research at the University of Edinburgh
This visa is for nationals of certain countries to come to the UK for up to two years to work or look for work.
|Monaco||New Zealand||Hong Kong|
|South Korea||Taiwan||British Overseas Citizens|
|British national (overseas)||San Marino|
There is no restriction on the type of work you can do except:
- You must not be self-employed
- You must not work as a professional sportsperson or coach
- You must not work as a doctor or dentist in training
You must apply before your 31st birthday.
There is a separate scheme for Indian nationals, called the India Young Professional Scheme visa.