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Do you need a visa if working as a physio at Games

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Do you need a visa if working as a physio at Games

My son is going to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games 2014. Do you know if he requires a working visa as he is will be paid by company in Australia whilst he is over there? If so where does he go to get one?

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Houston, Texas
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1. Re: Do you need a visa if working as a physio at Games

I think any response from a travel forum on the specific visa rules associated with a commercial sports event like this, is likely pure speculation. I would approach his "sponsor" company in Australia and ask them. There might be a website set up for participants which lists what's needed, as well.

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2. Re: Do you need a visa if working as a physio at Games

Unlikely. I am from a commonwealth country and I do work, paid work, quite often in the UK. They know about it. They don't give me any reason to worry about getting in. I'm always there for only a week or two and my payment comes from the US.

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3. Re: Do you need a visa if working as a physio at Games

As noted, you should have him contact the team for which he is working. I can't speak for the Commonwealth Games, but at the Olympics in Sochi, for example, your credential served as a visa and no additional documentation was needed.

Good luck.

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