Short-Term Work Visa


The Temporary Work – Seasonal Worker Visa is for workers who have a job offer in the UK to do seasonal horticulture work or poultry production work with a sponsor who is an approved scheme operator.

A person on the Seasonal Worker horticulture work route can stay in the UK for a maximum period of six months in any 12-month period.  A poultry production worker can stay in the UK for a period of time beginning no earlier than 2 October and ending no later than 31 December each year.

The Seasonal Worker visa is not a route to settlement and applicants cannot be joined by dependent partners and children.  

Requirements for a Temporary Work – Seasonal Worker Visa 

In order to qualify for a Temporary Work – Seasonal Worker Visa, you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that:

  • You are aged 18 or over;
  • You have a valid ‘Certificate of Sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you have been offered;
  • You will be working in an eligible role, which falls within the list of ‘horticulture’ or ‘poultry production’;
  • You have funds of at least £1,270 held for 28 days or your employer has agreed to cover your costs during your first month in the UK to an amount of at least £1,270;
  • You have paid the visa application fee and Immigration Health Charge and provided any required biometric information;
  • You do not fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal.
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