The DRA can assist players from outside of the United Kingdom to obtain a sportspersons visa.
If you wish to be considered for such a Visa please contact email@example.com and the DRA will help you through the process.
The International Sportsperson route is for elite sportspeople who:
are internationally established and whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport at the highest level in the UK
who will base themselves in the UK
will be filling a post that cannot be filled by a suitable British citizen or person who has a right to enter or stay in the UK without restriction.
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:
• finished in the top 64 of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Order of Merit in the preceding two seasons; or
• won a PDC Tour Card through Q-School; or
• won a PDC Tour Card through finishing first or second on the PDC Challenge Tour.
The DRA will obtain a letter from the PDPA confirming full PDPA membership and a letter from the PDC confirming entry on to the ProTour. The Player will need to provide a copy of their passport.
The Governing Body Endorsement Criteria can be found here.
You can find information on the International Sportsperson Visa application process here.
You can find the online application form for the Visa here.