Immigration Support for Mini Pupils
The Bar Council operates as a Licensed Sponsor on behalf of UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and is therefore able to provide Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange visas and Certificates of Sponsorship to nationals who are undertaking a pupillage but do not wish to practise as a barrister in the UK thereafter, or who have been offered a short-term placement in a barristers’ chambers as a mini pupil.
User information for mini pupils
The Bar Council is an accredited Government Authorised Exchange Worker Sponsor and is therefore able to provide Certificates of Sponsorship to nationals who have secured short-term positions as unfunded pupil barristers (where the appropriate waiver(s) have been approved by the Bar Standards Board) or mini pupils in chambers. The Certificate of Sponsorship can be used by the individual to apply to UKVI for a Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange visa.
Find out more
To find out more about the Bar Council Immigration Support Service, please email Immigration@BarCouncil.org.uk or call +44 (0)207 611 1321.