Cost and procedure Costs For Incoming Members Those accepted onto the Stay or Stride programmes as Incoming Mission members are expected to raise their own personal support. It is possible that the placement church or project will help to cover the cost of accommodation. Every budget is different as costs vary from person to person. Latin Link will therefore formulate a personalised budget for each candidate. The budget will include costs for items such as: accommodation; living expenses; visa; ministry expenses; flights. In addition there will an amount to cover a contribution to Latin Link, which will include a small monthly cost towards administration as well as an amount towards the annual Incoming Ministry retreat. What Latin Link charges placement churches or projects A flat-rate charge is made to each church or project of £100 for each placement. This is to help cover administration, costs of visa applications and ongoing pastoral care visits. Procedure Language All Incoming Mission members are expected to have a reasonable level of English before they arrive in the UK. This will be to at least level 4.5 on the IELTs exam scale. Once in the UK it may be agreed for the member to continue to do some further English study if required. A word about visas As an UKVI official sponsor, Latin Link will normally sponsor the visa application and supervise the process. The receiving church does not usually need to be involved.