UK Creative Visa

UK Creative Visa

Regular price $349.00


Do you have a creative mind for the arts? If so, the Creative Visa offers you the chance to display these talents in the UK for up to 12 months. This visa is for those who have been sponsored by a licensed employer to become an actor, musician, painter, or any other recognised creative employment (previously known as the Tier 5 Creative & Sports visa).  Sportpersons now have to apply under the International Sportspersons visa.

Imagine being able to not only live and breathe your passion every day but to do it in the UK and explore this amazing country at the same time! This once in a lifetime opportunity could just be a quick application away.

Why use our UK Creative Visa service?

For just $349, Restless World can take the stress away and assist with all intricacies of your UK Creative Visa application so you can concentrate on your art or the lines of your next big play. We will ensure your application is 100% correct and complete before submission. Plus, with Restless World’s, NO VISA = NO FEE GUARANTEE* using us for your visa application is completely risk free**.

This is what we'll do:

  • Complete and lodge the official UK Creative Visa application on your behalf
  • Create a personalised supporting documents checklist tailored to your specific circumstances
  • Provide you with expert advice on your Biometric Resident Permit (BRP) and book your appointment at a time and location that suits you
  • You will have direct contact with our team of Visa Experts for advice and support throughout the entire process - whenever you need it
  • If there are delays, we can follow up on your application directly with our contacts at the UKVI office
  • FREE UK SIM card on the 02 Network
  • FREE international money transfers
  • FREE UK bank account AND National Insurance Number assistance!

Simply put, we will complete the whole UK Creative Visa application for you!

Are You Eligible?

In order to qualify for the UK Creative Visa, you must:

  • Provide a Certificate of Sponsorship from your UK sponsor;
  • Have the equivalent of £1270 in a bank account (rules do apply).

Creative Person: If you’re a creative who is working for more than one sponsor, you will need to have a certificate from each sponsor. There may not be a gap of more than 14 days between work, and you will need to be paid the minimum salary as set by Equity, PACT, or BETU (this excludes models and circus performers).

Please note: If you have a recent criminal conviction, you may or may not be eligible depending on the circumstances. If this is the case, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Certificate of Sponsorship

A certificate of sponsorship has a unique reference number and is provided by your UK sponsor. It holds all of the appropriate information about you and the job you will be doing. Despite the name, it is not a certificate or paper document. It is a virtual document that can be emailed to you by your sponsor. In order to issue a certificate of sponsorship, the sponsor must be registered with the Home Office. The certificate remains valid for 3 months from the date it is assigned.

How much does it cost?

The current cost for the UK Temporary Worker (Creative & Sporting) Visa is £259GBP.

*Fees correct as of April 2024. Your sponsor can give you a certificate that covers the entire length of your stay, even if you need to perform at more than one engagement. If you’re working for more than one sponsor, you can get a certificate from each sponsor. & subject to change without notice. The visa price above is independent of our Restless World Visa Service fee, and does not include the Immigration Health Surcharge, applicable fees, or Biometric Appointment fees payable at a processing centre in Australia. These are all UK Visa and Immigration fees that you pay to obtain your UK visa.

**Please note that the UKVI charges in local currency, not GBP (even though they advertise visa prices in GBP!). As such, final pricing will fluctuate, and will not be exactly as indicated on the UKVI website. We will always endeavour to provide you with the most accurate quote in your local currency before we complete your application, but Restless World cannot be held responsible for UKVI price changes or discrepancies.

Mandatory Biometric Appointment

As part of the application process, UK Creative visa applicants are required to participate in a mandatory biometric appointment which involves having your fingerprints and a photo taken at a visa application centre, or a Biometric Enrolment centre. This is a standard part of the process. Please note that at some locations in Australia and Canada you will be required to pay an additional surcharge for your biometric appointment. We will discuss these fees with you in advance of your appointment, based on your appointment location in your home country.

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)

All applicants will be provided with full access to the British National Health Service (NHS) for the entire term of their visa. This will grant you full rights to the health services that everyday UK citizens get, including visits to the doctor and the hospital, and access to prescription medications at the same prices.

A health service surcharge of £1035 per year is payable at the time of purchasing the UK Temporary Worker (Creative) Visa. This fee will cover you for the entirety of your visa, whenever you may choose to use it. 

Creative and Sporting visas are usually valid for one year.   

When you arrive in the UK and receive your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card, just flash the card at appropriate NHS locations to gain access to one of the best healthcare systems in the world.

Read more about the IHS  |  Calculate your IHS

A Word of Warning

If you make a mistake on your visa application or fail to provide the correct supporting documentation, your application will be refused and the UKVI office will not refund your visa fee. Furthermore, your sponsor will have to provide a new Certificate of Sponsorship number, and this may take 4-6 weeks to obtain. Restless World’s experienced staff have an in-depth knowledge of UK visa categories/processes, and will ensure that you get it right first time!


*All NV/NF refunds are assessed on a case by case basis. Visas rejected based on past criminal records, traffic offences, previous refusals, any undisclosed information or historical immigration discrepancies relevant to your application are not eligible for a refund from Restless World. We reserve the right to waive the NV/NF guarantee should your circumstances warrant it, but this will be agreed in writing before progressing with your application. All applicants with a criminal conviction and/or traffic offences are not entitled to the NV/NF guarantee.

**All applicants are required to disclose any/all past criminal and/or serious traffic related offences and previous visa refusals for any country. Failure to disclose this information could lead to your application being rejected by the UK Visas and Immigration and could lead to a subsequent 10-year ban. Restless World cannot be held responsible for rejections or bans imposed by the UK Visas and Immigration on account of undisclosed information. If your visa application is rejected or denied based on a mistake made by Restless World staff, your original service fee will be refunded in full, and Restless World will pay for the cost of your re-application. Visa re-application is only applicable if we deem your application to be valid upon the correction of the original mistake made. In the event of an approved NV/NF re-application, we can only re-apply for the same visa as the original denied application (you cannot switch visa categories).

***The following visa services are exempt from the NV/NF guarantee: UK Visit Visa, UK Charity Visa, Registration for British Nationality, UK EEA Family Permit.