The International Sportsperson route is for an elite sportsperson or qualified sports coach who is internationally established and can make a significant contribution to the development of their sport at its highest level in the UK.
A person applying on this route must have a Governing Body Endorsement from an appropriate Sports Governing Body listed in Appendix Sports Governing Bodies. Applicants seeking permission for a period of more than 12 months will also be required to meet the English language requirement.
The partner and children of an International Sportsperson can apply on this route.
This is a route to settlement.