Tier 2 Minister of Religion
This category is for people who have been offered employment or posts or roles within their faith communities in the UK as: ministers of religion undertaking preaching and pastoral work; missionaries; or members of religious orders.
Applicants need to score 50 points for the attributes and 10 points for English language. For the 50 points for the attributes please see below:
You will be awarded 50 points for your Certificate of Sponsorship in this category. Please note,
If your Certificate of Sponsorship was assigned before the 6 April 2012, you should
provide an official letter from your sponsor, which must be signed by someone with
authority within the sponsor organisation. The letter must give an outline of your duties,
details of remuneration, and an explanation of how the job passes the resident labour
If your Certificate of Sponsorship was assigned on or after 6 April 2012, you should
confirm with your sponsor that they have indicated that a resident labour market test has
been completed on the Certificate of Sponsorship, or that they have justified that the role
you will be undertaking is supernumerary and you will not be filling a vacant position that
could otherwise be filled by a settled worker and you intend to be based in the UK for the
duration of your permission to stay.
In order for a Certificate of Sponsorship to be assigned on or after the 6 April 2012,
your sponsor will need to have confirmed that they will support you through funds and/or
accommodation that is / are sufficient for you to maintain yourself throughout the period of
employment stated on your Certificate of Sponsorship, and that you will receive pay and
conditions at least equal to, or excess of those normally given to a settled worker in the
same role. This may be a traditional salary, stipend, customary offering, board and lodgings
or a combination of these.
Please feel free to contact a member of friendly and helpful team for advice should you wish to apply for a Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa.