Katy Perry set to Roar at ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final on International Women’s Day

We hope you have enjoyed following the women’s cricket world cup as much as we have here at Watson Ramsbottom.

Smashing  through and expanding traditional notions of femininity,  female cricketers from Sri Lanka, West Indies, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, South Africa, Ireland, England, Australia  and New Zealand have competed at various Stadiums in Australia.

The final of the T-20 World Cup between India and hosts Australia takes place this morning at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where Katy Perry will perform on International Woman’s Day.

If you are a Sportsperson seeking a sports visa for the UK our Immigration and Employment solicitor Vina Madhavji can help.

In a statement released Katy Perry stated: “I hope to bring a unifying, electric performance playing some of my most empowering songs for the best female cricketers on the planet and some of my greatest fans, as we all unite to support gender equality and empower people to achieve everything that they desire.”

Sportspersons from a non-EEA country need to apply for either a Tier 2 or a Tier 5  sports visa to work in the UK. It is necessary to show that you are able to make a significant contribution to Sport at the highest level to be eligible.

A sporting body,  sports club, event organiser or other organiser operating or intending to operate in the sporting sector can apply for a licence to sponsor a sportsperson.

Tier 2 and Tier 5 Sports visa

Under this route, the sponsoring employer in the UK will need to apply for a sponsor licence from a sport’s governing body recognised by the Home Office.

Thereafter, the sponsor applies to the recognised sports governing body to issue an endorsement to the Sportsperson. Once obtained, the sponsoring employer issues a certificate of sponsorship to the sportsperson or coach. The sportsperson/coach then makes a linked application for entry clearance to the UK.

For further guidance on the complex areas of law please contact our immigration and employment law specialist Vina Madhavji who will be happy to help.

You can call Vina on 01254 31 12 82 or alternatively complete our online enquiry form and one of our experts will contact you.

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