BUNAC is a UK government authorized Tier 5 Visa sponsor. Working closely alongside the UK Government since 2009 to create this unique visa, the relationship continues today to ensure that the visa criteria is met. To obtain a Tier 5 Visa your internship must be a skilled position for a minimum of 25 hours per week and is subject to National Minimum Wage legislation.
This application and visa process can be difficult to navigate alone, so we will guide you through the process with detailed instructions and friendly staff just a phone call or email away.
BUNAC does not find the placement for you but we can offer suggestions, websites and placement companies to use
The visa is only valid for the internship and employer described dates
Other costs to consider are priority processing, pre-site visits, insurance, flights accommodation and travel
You cannot change internships. We grant you a sponsorship based on the interview we review
This is a multi entry visa so you can travel before, during and after your internship
You cannot take a dependent (spouse, children) with you on this visa
You will be without your passport for 2-6 weeks
You cannot request a visa extension of the Tier 5 visa. You will need to return to the US and complete the process a second time
Yes. You must send your actual passport to the UK Embassy in New York with your complete visa application. You will receive the passport back with the visa affixed to one of the pages.
You cannot start the visa application process until you have your Certificate of Sponsorship issued to you from BUNAC
You will need to attened a biometrics appointment at a registered biometrics location. You will schedule this in the visa application.
BUNAC reserves the right to reject my application at any time and is not responsible for any delayed applications or visa approvals
BUNAC can sponsor you up to two times for a maximum of 12 months
You may not apply for the Tier 5 visa from a country other than your own, if you are on a visa for that country that is affixed to your passport and for at least 6 months' duration. You cannot apply from inside the UK