Entering the UK: You must have a full valid passport for entering the United Kingdom and it should be valid for the whole of your stay.
Check your passport before travelling and find out when it expires, make sure.
VISAS - FOR PLAYERS ENTERING THE UK FROM EUROPE
You can enter the UK on a visitors visa via UK borders using a valid passport which should be for the whole time you are in the UK.
We will in 2024 supply all non-UK residents with a travel letter from the DRA/PDPA to aid travel to the UK.
EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can continue to use the automatic ePassport gates to passthrough the border on arrival. For all UK arrival information CLICK HERE
VISAS – FOR PLAYERS ENTERING EUROPE FROM UK
You do not need a visa for short trips to the EU or countries in the Schengen area if both of the following apply :
- You are staying for 90 days or less in a 180 day period.
- Your visiting as a tourist or for certain other reasons.
For further information CLICK HERE
The DRA can assist all players from outside of the United Kingdom/EU to obtain a sportsman's visa. If you wish to be considered for such a visa contact the DRA and they will help you through the process. [email protected]
The International Sportsperson route is for elite sportspeople who:
The DRA hold a sponsor’s licence from UK Borders to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship and can obtain a Migrant Endorsement Certificates that are required as part of the Sportsperson Visa application process.
To be eligible for an International Sportspersons Visa you need to fulfil the following criteria:
Visa costs £249. The DRA pay this amount and will then invoice you.
The Governing Body Endorsement Criteria can be found CLICK HERE
You can find information on International Sportsperson Visa application process CLICK HERE
You can find the online application form for the Visa CLICK HERE