International player clearance required for rugby player

Scott’s Relocation rugby player case study

The brief

We were approached by Stewart’s Melville FP RFC, a rugby football club in Edinburgh, who were bringing a rugby player over from New Zealand on a season long loan, 9 months. The club and player were required to have working visas and international player clearance. The player was also bringing his partner with him, who in addition to requiring a working visa, also required employment from day 1.

What Scott’s Relocation did

Given our knowledge of sport and visa requirements we were able to advise on the differences between a sports persons visa and a working visa. We also found suitable accommodation that would allow both the player and his partner easy access to the city centre and gymnasiums. We then ensure that the accommodation and leases were in place for their arrival and conducted over a couple of days an orientation tour of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas as well as the applicable registrations with doctors and dentists.

We also found the player’s partner some low level work until she was able to transfer her employment from New Zealand to the UK.

The client says “I have found Scott’s Re-location to be very professional & friendly – we have made life long friends with Colin and his team, literally all we had to do was ask and it would be acted upon immediately including phone calls during the night GMT prior to departure.  If any sports person is thinking of relocating to Scotland, Scott’s Relocation should be their first port of call for an honest assessment of  your needs and requirements-”  Reece O’leary