UK Visa & Application Guidelines
Players travelling from outside Europe and the commonwealth will require a UK Visa to enter the UK.
We understand that this can be a very frustrating and lengthy process. Below are some of the key criteria and guideline points you will need to satisfy to ensure a successful Visa application:
Be sure that you have thought about carefully and planned well in advance for your trip to the UK. Many applications for a UK Visa will include a criteria largely based on the following:
This section provides guidance on the types of documents that you may want to provide to help us consider your application against the Immigration Rules.
Previous travel documents/passports, which show previous travel.
Financial documents showing that you have sufficient funds available. These must clearly show that you have access to the funds, such as:
bank statements - building society book - proof of earnings such as a letter from employer confirming employment details (start date of employment, salary, role, company contact details)
where a third party (who is either in the UK or who will be legally in the UK at the time of your visit) is providing financial support to you e.g. a business, a friend or a relative, documents to show they have sufficient resources to support you in addition to themselves and any dependant family should be provided
Confirmation of legal residence, if you are not a national of the country in which you are applying or your right to reside there is not included in your passport.
Details of employment or studies where you have stated in your application that you are either employed or in full-time studies.
This could include:
a letter from your employer on company headed paper, detailing your role, salary and length of employment a letter from your education provider, on headed paper, confirming your enrolment and leave of absence
If self employed: business registration documents confirming the business owner’s name and the date the business started trading.
Typically you will you need to allow a minimum of 3 - 6 months prior to your intended arrival date to prepare and negotiate a successful Visa application.
Academy courses run from:
January until end of April
July until end of November annually
We advise that you confirm your Academy Course booking atleast 3-6 months prior to your arrival to avoid unnessassary delays and to greatly increase your chances of being issued a Visa.