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UK Work Permits Kim Vowden University of Warwick MBA Programme 4th October 2000 warwick. p 1 Summary Who needs permission to work in the UK? Working in the UK as a student Work permits Setting up a business in the UK Family members warwick. p 2 Who needs permission to work in the UK? People who don’t need permission include: British citizens and other EEA nationals People with indefinite leave to remain Commonwealth citizens with UK ancestry Spouses and unmarried partners of people in these and other long stay categories (eg. work permit holders) warwick. p 3 Working in the UK as a student Students can work subject to the following conditions: maximum 20 hours per week during term time except where placement is necessary part of studies as agreed by educational institution no limit on hours during holidays cannot engage in business, self-employment, professional sport/entertainment must not fill a permanent full-time vacancy warwick. p 4 Work permit scheme Criteria for full work permit Degree Resident labour test: recruitment search, eg. advertising, headhunt OR request waiver, eg. milkround search, unique skills OR tier 1 application exempt from resident labour test, eg. intracompany transfer, board level post, shortage occupation warwick. p 5 Work permit Scheme Training and Work Experience Scheme (TWES) Work experience warwick. p 6 Work permit scheme Procedure Employer applies to Department for Education and Employment in Sheffield Processing time: 1 day to 4 weeks Out of country/ in country applications Full work permit valid for up to 4 years (5 years from 1st November 2000). After 4 years individual can apply for indefinite leave to remain Permit valid for specified job with specified employer warwick. p 7 Self-employed/business person Individual must invest £200,000 of his or her own money into proposed or existing UK business and have controlling or equal interest in the business Must create at least 2 full time jobs for UK residents Entry clearance Permission to stay in UK for 1 year - can renew for a further 3 years and apply for indefinite leave to remain after 4 years EC Association Agreements warwick. p 8 Innovator New category - introduced 4th September 2000 No need for £200,000 investment or controlling interest (minimum 5% shareholding) Points system for rating individual, business plan and benefits to UK Entry clearance Permission to stay in UK for 1 year - can renew for further 3 years and apply for indefinite leave to remain after 4 years warwick. p 9 Family members Spouse/ unmarried partner/ children Entry clearance No restriction on employment warwick. p 10
"UK Immigration _amp; Nationality Law"