International Agreement Worker Visa

For professionals involved in international agreements and projects, the International Agreement Worker visa provides an opportunity. In this post, we will explore the requirements and information related to the International Agreement Worker visa.

Basic Introduction

The International Agreement Worker visa is a Temporary work visa and is for individuals contracted to do work covered by international law or treaty while in the UK. This includes working for an overseas government or ‘recognised international organisation,’ as a private servant in a diplomatic household, or as an employee in the household of someone who works for a ‘recognised international organisation.’

Eligibility Criteria

  • Have a certificate of sponsorship reference number.
  • Have enough money to support yourself in the UK (usually at least £1,270, unless exempt).
  • Are 18 or over when you apply.

Important Information

  • Duration of stay depends on the type of work: up to 2 years for overseas government or international organisation workers, or up to 5 years for private servants in diplomatic households.
  • Application fee is £259 per person, plus a health surcharge of usually £624 per year.
  • Apply online up to 3 months before your start date listed on your certificate of sponsorship.
  • Provide identity proof and required documents as part of your application.


The International Agreement Worker visa opens doors to impactful global projects and relationships. Seek our professional advice if needed, and we will assist in gathering all necessary documentation and ensure you fully understand your responsibilities to make the most of your experience in the UK. If you need any help regarding your visa application, please feel free to contact us.

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