Hi there I am a NZ citizen. I have previously been refused entry to the UK (2005) on the grounds that I failed to provide sufficient grounds for a stay in the UK. Since then I entered and worked in the UK under the youth mobility visa scheme. I am in NZ and have a 3 month job contract in the UK under the creative and sporting temporary worker category. I have a sponsorship certificate and maintenance certification. Do I need to apply for entry clearance before travel to the UK because of my previous refusal? If so, what category of entry clearance can I apply for? If I do not require a visa what level of confidence do you have the UK immigration will not refuse me entry again? Regards,
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Hi, did you leave the UK before the expiry of your last visa?
Hi there. Yes I did
However the visa is no longer valid being a 2year youth mobility visa.
The creative and sporting worker category covers people coming to the UK for the purposes of work or to perform as sports-people, entertainers or creative artists for up to a period of 12 months. Entertainers and creative artists may apply to extend their stay to a maximum of 12 months if they continue to work or perform for the same sponsor.
A sports person must be internationally established at the highest level in their sport, and/or their employment must make a significant contribution to the development and running of sport at the highest level in the UK.
Thanks for your response.
See the following from: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/modernised/working/pbs/tier5-temporaryworker?view=Binary
Many thanks for your response. You have been most helpful.
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