You can apply for the Minister of Religion Visa with which you can relocate to the UK The Minister of Religion Visa (T2) is for individuals who have been sponsored to perform mainly pastoral, leading role within a bona fide faith-based organisation or religious order in the UK.
Your role as a Minister of Religion should not involve mainly non-pastoral duties, such as school teaching, media production, domestic work or administrative and clerical work, unless your role is a senior position within your sponsor’s organisation (such as a financial controller). Applicants for these other roles should consider being sponsored on an alternative route such as the Skilled Worker route.
The T2 Minister of Religion route can lead to settlement in the UK and applicants can be joined or accompanied by a dependent partner and dependent children under the age of 18.
UK Visas & Immigrations have a set rules and requirements a Minister of Religion Visa applicant must meet before the visa is granted. These are as follows:
- You are aged 16 or over;
- You have an offer of a job as a minister of religion from an approved sponsor that holds a Minister of Religion Visa (T2) sponsor licence (which requires a valid Certificate of Sponsorship for the role you wish to undertake);
- You genuinely intend, and are able, to undertake the role for which you are being sponsored;
- You satisfy an English language requirement;
- You have personal savings to support yourself in the UK;
- Your application does not fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal;
- You have provided a valid TB certificate, if required.
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Settlement routes from Health & Care Worker Visa
In order to qualify for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) as a T2 Minister of Religion, you will need to satisfy UK Visas & Immigration that:
- You have completed 5 years’ continuous residence in the UK in the T2 Minister of Religion category or in combination with time spent in the T2 Sportsperson, Skilled Worker, Tier 1 (other than Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur), Sole Representative of an Overseas Business, Innovator and Global Talent routes);
- You have not been outside the UK for more than 180 days in any 12-month period during the 5 year period relied on;
- Your sponsor still requires you to work for them for the foreseeable future and will pay an appropriate salary;
- Unless exempt, you have demonstrated English language ability on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in speaking and listening to at least level B1 and have passed the Life in the UK test.
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