The tier 5 visa category includes visa for; sporting and creative individuals, charity and religious workers, and people falling under Government Authorised Exchange and Youth Mobility Scheme. In the UK, approximately 55,000 young people apply for this visa each year.

The tier visa system mostly covers the study, investment and working visa, however, there are other visas as well, which are not covered by this system like; UK Business visa, Family Visa, and Standard Visitor Visa.