Non-UK or Irish citizens must have a work permit to work in the UK, including EEA or Swiss nationals who were not residing in the UK before 1 January 2021. The work they can do depends on the type of work permit they have. We do NOT sponsor candidates for open positions. US citizens already living in the UK should ensure that they have the right to work in the UK and contact the Home Office to obtain the appropriate visa. It`s illegal to work in the UK if you know you can`t. These include: The prospective employee must be named as a British citizen, and you should also apply for a government document stating their social security number and name. Your right to work in the UK depends on your immigration status – this is also known as a `holiday`. If you are not allowed to work, you may be able to apply. You are allowed to work in the UK if you are a UK citizen, a person with permanent status in the UK, such as ILR or EU settlement status, or if you have a valid immigration status that allows you to do the work in question, such as a skilled worker visa. The consequences of employing illegal workers are serious and costly. Avoiding the controls and sanctions of the Ministry of the Interior justifies the efforts and investments to ensure the continued respect of your immigration and the prevention of illegal work obligations.

You can learn more and read all the details about the different categories of work permit visas by visiting the links below. What a person can do during a visa depends on their visa category. Some visas give individuals an unlimited right to work, while others restrict what they can do. The following people do not need a UK visa, but still need to prove their right to work before they can take up a job: Asylum seekers are not normally allowed to work in the UK. When they are, they are limited to the roles on the list of occupations in shortage. Paid and volunteer work, entrepreneur and investor visas 1Please note that not all UK passport holders are automatically allowed to work. The passport must indicate BRITISH CITIZEN on the image page to prove a right to work. For example, individuals who have valid leave under a work visa are only allowed to perform the type of work authorized in their visa category for the period granted under the visa.

However, permanent residents are not subject to immigration or work restrictions in the UK. If you want to continue working and staying in the UK, you must either: From 6 April 2022, employers will only be able to verify the status of holders of a biometric residence card (BRC), biometric residence permit (BRP) and border crossing permit (FWP) via the Home Office`s online service; Physical BRPs, BRCs and FWPs are no longer accepted as proof of the right to work, even if the document has a later expiry date. If you entered the UK illegally or your holiday has expired, you are not allowed to work in the UK. Each application you submit to us will be evaluated based on criteria based on the knowledge, skills and experience required for the particular position. You will not be treated worse than another applicant because of your national origin. However, any offer of employment we make to you is subject to your authorisation to work in the UK. By law, you cannot work for us until you can prove that this permission has been granted. The following visas allow non-British and Irish citizens to do any type of work as long as their visa is valid. You may qualify for one of these visas through family members, meet certain requirements, or be sponsored by an employer. You will also be penalized if you have not checked the necessary checks or if you have not checked them properly before offering a job. In these cases, you are likely to receive a reference notice and may have to pay up to £20,000 for each worker employed illegally.

You have 28 days to respond if you are found liable and can object to the decision. If you are not yet allowed to work in the UK, you can still apply for a position at the university. The most common way to gain the right to work in the UK is the points-based system, although there are other relevant routes, depending on any family or ancestral ties you may have with the UK. You must provide List A documents to prove your right to work before you can be hired. You must prove your right to work to your employer before you start working. You can check how to prove your right to work. A person has the right to work in the UK without restriction if they are one of the following: If a person is subject to immigration control in the UK, they will need a visa to work in the UK. If you are invited to the Embassy for evaluation, you must submit your original legal entitlement to the working papers for review by the Office of Human Resources.

Whether or not you check the documentation, you need to make sure that the documents are genuine and unaltered and that the deadlines for working in the UK have not expired. You must ensure that the photos and dates of birth are the same in all documents. If the documents have different names, you should look at the receipts – for example, marriage or divorce documents. Also check if the candidate has permission to do the work you offer – there may be restrictions on the number of hours they can work. Penalties for employing illegal workers and for failing to properly verify eligibility to work in the UK can be severe, including a substantial fine for any worker illegally employed by our organisation. If it turns out that you employed someone who you know was not allowed to work in the UK, or if you had reason to believe that this was not the case, you can be sent to prison for five years and forced to pay an unlimited fine. With the exception of certain positions, you do not need to be a U.S. citizen to work at the embassy. When you apply, you must have the current right to work in the UK. It is also acceptable for EUSS applicants to rely on an “application certificate” issued from 1. July 2021, accompanied by a positive confirmation notice from the Employer Verification Service as proof of the right to work.

EU citizens hired after 1 July 2021 must provide proof of their status under the EU settlement system or proof of an appropriate work visa under the points system. They cannot rely on their passport or ID card to prove their eligibility to work. You may have restrictions on the type of work or work you can do, or the number of hours you can work. All employees with temporary employment rights must be re-examined upon expiry of their visa. This is to ensure that the university has proof of its right to continue working. Non-UK residents must apply to the Home Office for permission to work in the UK, usually under a visa or other work immigration route. Common work permits include the Skilled Worker Visa, Health and Care Worker Visa, T5 Visa, and Global Talent Visa. Different visas allow for different types of work and each has its own admission requirements that the applicant must prove. According to the Home Office`s guidance of 31 August 2021, people who are still waiting for a decision on a SEUE application will continue to be protected in their rights to live and work in the UK while their application is pending. The main avenue available for US citizens who wish to work in the UK is the UK work permit category.

In certain circumstances, employers can – and in some cases must – use the Ministry of the Interior`s free online monitoring service to fulfil their obligation to conduct audits of employees` labour laws. If a review of the right to work confirms that the EU worker`s right to work in the UK is limited in time, a follow-up check should be carried out before the expiry date. This could be the case, for example, if they only have a pre-established status under the EU invoicing system or if they have been granted a limited residence permit under the points-based system. Group 1 You have a legal excuse limited in time which expires when the person`s permission to reside in the UK expires. You must complete a follow-up check when the document proving your work permit expires. To fully assume the duties and responsibilities of certain embassy positions, U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a required level of security clearance. Non-U.S. citizens are not considered for these types of roles. Please note that the Embassy does not sponsor U.S.

citizens to work in locally employed jobs. UK employers are required by law to verify the eligibility for work of everyone they employ. While it may be difficult for employers to keep abreast of their immigration obligations as part of preventing illegal work regulations, non-compliance can result in enforcement action by the Ministry of Home Affairs and, in some cases, criminal sanctions against the employer. Employees must submit List A or List B documents to the Labour Law Board of the Ministry of the Interior.