How to Apply UK Seasonal Work Visa 2022 from Nepal

You might have heard about Temporary Work or UK Seasonal Work Visa by now. As the name suggests it is a short term job opportunity under the UK government where you can apply and if selected, work in the UK.

It seems the job will be in horticulture, for example, picking fruit and vegetables or flowers. Currently, jobs for poultry work, ‘pork butchery’, and driving have been stopped.

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This is the job that every Nepalese is talking about The UK agriculture visa 2022 in Nepal. If you are currently unemployed and looking for a job then this might be the chance you’ve been waiting for.

There are of course a few eligibility checks you will need to fulfill for the UK Seasonal Work Visa 2022. Check out the requirements below.

Apply for UK Seasonal Work Visa 2022 from Nepal

The UK seasonal work program allows people from outside the EEA (European Economic Area) to come to the UK for temporary employment in agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, food processing, catering, construction, hospitality, and other industries that require seasonal labor.

As per gov.uk currently only “Horticulture related jobs are available”

1. CV and Cover Letter for UK Seasonal Work Visa 2022

The first process is getting your Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) which is just a reference number. If you are wondering where you will find this then your sponsor or employer from the UK will give you this certificate.

Getting CoS is easy, you need to apply for Job through 1 of the 4 legal operators from the UK and if they select you you will get your Certificate of Sponsorship. Check out the UK Government Approved operators here.

  • Europass CV
  • Cover Letter
You can create CV & Cover Letter from here

After successfully creating these documents apply for the job in the company you prefer. Then they will either call or mail for further information.

If successful then you will receive your CoS Reference Number.

2. Requirements for UK Seasonal Work Visa for Nepalese

This is the second step after creating your CV and Cover Letter, search for companies that are hiring Seasonal Workers. The requirements are simple and very few are listed below

  • 18 years old and above (legal age to work) and
  • Have a Sponsor
You can apply for this work through - AG Recruitment will write another post on how you can apply from your computer.

A sponsor is an employer or company that is managing you or giving you work. Having a sponsor is important as they are the ones who will give you your Certificate of Sponsor reference number.

3. Documents to prepare for UK Seasonal Work Visa for Nepali

The thirst step is to make sure you have all your documents below to apply for Visa. And like requirements, the documents needed for temporary work in the UK are also very limited.

  • Passport
  • Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS Reference Number)
  • Bank Statement – With Minimum Balance

a. Passport

As you already know to travel internationally a passport is a must, you will need to have a valid passport. This is to confirm your identity and nationality.

b. Certificate of Sponsor (CoS reference number)

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According to information from gov.uk this is not an actual document or certificate. It is a reference number that holds information about your personal details and job.

Sponsors will give you this reference number and you will need to add this to your visa application form. – You can use this only once.

c. Bank Statement – With Minimum Balance

This is a requirement everywhere you go, you will need to maintain a minimum balance in your bank account. Approx £1,270 which in today’s conversion is around 196,110.22 Nepalese Rupee.

This is to ensure you have enough balance or money in your account to live by yourself in the UK. You will need to have this money in your account for at least 28 days.

While applying for Visa you might need to show proof of this. If your sponsor has paid or covered your expenses then you will be exempt (not needed) from this.

Note: This information is taken from GOV Uk official website. Also, The value of the pound might and will change at a later date, please confirm it.

4. How much does it costs to apply for Uk Seasonal Work Visa?

If you apply yourself and do not pay any consultancy charges then there are limited expenses.

  • Application Fee
  • Personal Expense for UK – (mentioned above)
  • Airlines Ticket

The Visa application fee for this is £259 which is 39,955.49 Nepalese Rupee as of 29th June 2022. This is a non-refundable fee, which means if your visa is rejected for any reason you will not get your money back.

Personal Expense is as mentioned you will need to have at least £1,270 which in today’s conversion is around 196,110.22 Nepalese Rupee. You are not paying this to anyone else this is to ensure you can sustain yourself in the UK for a month.

Airlines Tickets are not given on the official website but if your sponsor is not paying for the tickets then your will need to pay the airplane fare as well.

5. How Long Can I Stay in the UK

These are seasonal work visas which means you can stay in the UK for up to 6 months. You can enter the UK if your visa is valid, 14 days before your work starts.

6. What you can do

You might be curious about this. What can I do other than work in the UK? All you can do is

7. What you should not or cannot do

These are important rules you should follow as their rules are strict and to avoid trouble. You cannot

  • Accept or Ask for Permanent jobs
  • Work part-time in a second job, work which is not listed in your CoS
  • Aquire public funds
  • Bring family members

8. How long does it take to get Uk Seasonal Work Visa

After getting a sponsor, you can apply for a visa 3 months before your work starts. The work date is listed on your Certificate of Sponsorship. After this, you need to prove your identity and submit your documents.

You can apply for Visa Online. After completing all this the results is most likely to be announced in 3 weeks.

If you are wondering how much you are going to earn there then, you will get this type of information from your employer. Everything is disclosed in your contract.

Conclusion

Even though it is only 6 months of work I think it is a great opportunity who want to explore different work cultures and communicate, work with different people, experience, and earn. Also if you are interested you can also study different courses to enhance your knowledge.

37 thoughts on “How to Apply UK Seasonal Work Visa 2022 from Nepal”

  1. Hello,
    Writing from Canada. I know someone who is currently working on a berry farm in the UK and paid a recruiter 5 Lachs. Does this mean that there are independant recruiters who have alliances with the above companies? As you mentioned, there are only 4 companies who can sponsor.

    Reply
    • According to gov.uk (official) has clearly stated 4 licensed operators: Source Link
      And these operators are also trying their best by announcing by adding we do not charge to find work: Source Link

      Also, there are other fees – travel, living expenses, and official document creation. (If not sponsored)

      In the case of Nepal, what many frauds or scammers were doing is they applied on behalf of these people and if they were accepted, they would charge for finding work for them(which they just applied for them), document creation (filling form, CV and other) and people with lack of knowledge paid because they had opportunity to work in UK.

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