If you’re considering working seasonally in the United Kingdom, a Seasonal Work Visa may be your ticket to fulfilling your temporary employment experience. This visa is specifically designed for individuals seeking short-term employment in sectors like agriculture, horticulture, and hospitality. It offers a pathway for non-UK residents to contribute to the country’s seasonal workforce.
In order to be accepted for a Seasonal Worker Visa, you will need a job offer in the UK to do seasonal horticulture work or poultry production work with a sponsor who is an approved scheme operator. With the Seasonal Worker horticulture work route, you can stay in the UK for a maximum period of six months in any 12-month period. A poultry production worker can stay in the UK for a period beginning no earlier than 2 October and ending no later than 31 December each year.
To secure a Seasonal Work Visa in the UK, you’ll need a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) from your prospective employer, confirming your job offer. Additionally, meeting specific financial requirements, which may include proof of adequate funds to support yourself during your stay, is crucial for a successful visa application. These two elements are essential in demonstrating your eligibility for the Seasonal Work Visa.
Our team has experience in assisting employers and skilled workers across many industries in companies of all sizes. Fairmont Legal will guide you through the application process, making sure you meet all the necessary requirements to ensure your visa approval.