Intern in Britain How to Apply

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Once you have secured your internship, we’re on hand to guide you through every step of the process to getting your working visa and making yourself at home in the UK for up to 6 months. 

So, all that’s next is to start your BUNAC application! 

Additional Information

You will need to be in your home country, unless you already have a visa to live/study somewhere other than the UK that is for over 6 months and is affixed to your passport. You should allow yourself around 10 weeks to complete the application process.

Once all documents have been approved, the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) will be issued within 10 UK business days, unless either of the below applies:

  • If a Pre Site Visit is required, this will add five UK business days to ALL processing times. Check if your employer needs a Pre Site Visit
  • If you wish to receive your Certificate of Sponsorship sooner, BUNAC Priority and Priority Plus is available at the following cost:
Standard COS will be issued within 10 UK business days No extra cost
Priority COS will be issued within 5 UK business days $200 / £150 per person
Priority Plus COS will be issued within 2 UK business days $300 / £220 per person

  • 1

    Secure your UK internship
    Haven't arranged your internship yet? Check out our options for finding your perfect internship. 

  • 2

    Book the Intern in Britain program online
    We’ll need a range of documents from you, so start gathering these. View full list of required documents 

  • 3

    Internship Screening
    We’ll ask your employer to submit a training plan. This will help us ensure you’re getting the appropriate support and training during your internship. We’ll review this plan and speak with your employer, and maybe even conduct a site visit. Check out what we recommend you include in your training plan

  • 4

    Receive your Certificate of Sponsorship
    Once we’ve reviewed and have given your internship the stamp of approval, we’ll send you your Certificate of Sponsorship. Hang on to this, you’ll need it to start your visa application.

  • 5

    Apply for your visa online
    Next, you’ll fill in the online visa application form before visiting your nearest facility to have your biometrics data collected (we’re talking fingerprints!). After that, your application and passport will be sent to the UK Consulate for processing, which can take up to 8 weeks.


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