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Getting a Visa to work in the U.K.?

Old Mar 27th 2001, 1:59 pm
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Steven Schwartz
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Some time back, I posted that my daughter's British boyfriend was looking for any way
to legally stay in the U.S.. He finally gave up and went back to England.

Now my daughter wants to go there and get a job so she can be with him. This is not
the perfect solution for her or my wife and me, but since U.S. immigration laws are
not allowing them to stay in the U.S., then it will have to be there.

Does anyone have any information (or know where she can get information) on how to
apply for a work visa in the U.K. or apply for a job, for that matter.

Thanks!! Steve S.
 
Old Mar 27th 2001, 3:09 pm
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Mark Carroll
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http://www.britainusa.org/ and http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/ might be reasonable
starting places. Really, this is more the territory of misc.immigration.misc, though
- you may get more help there. Good luck.

-- Mark
 
Old Mar 27th 2001, 3:19 pm
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Joachim Feise
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Steven Schwartz wrote:
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http://www.britain-info.org/consular/visas/visas.asp
 
Old Mar 27th 2001, 3:40 pm
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Terrence Pardoe
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This information on going to the UK to work is taken from the British Information
Services web site of the British Embassy in Washington DC. <
http://www.britainusa.com >

Note that she may be able to go to the UK on a "Settlement" basis, even if she and
her boyfriend are living in a "Common Law" relationship and not married.

see < http://www.britainusa.com/consular/visas/YesSettl.asp >

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Admission to the UK for Employment

If you are in one of the following groups, you do not need a work permit to come to
the United Kingdom for employment:

* A European Economic Area National.
* A commonwealth citizen, one of whose grandparents was born in the United Kingdom
and Islands. (If you are such a person and want to come to the UK to take or
seek employment you should apply for UK Ancestry Employment).

* Someone whose employment falls into one of the categories listed under ³Permit
Free Employment².

Anyone else who is subject to immigration control needs a work permit to come to the
United Kingdom solely for employment.

Work Permits

Work permits are issued by the department for Education and Employment. A work permit
relates to a specific individual and a particular job. Regular work permits are only
issued for jobs involving a high level of skill and experience for which no resident
labour is available in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in the European Union. Permits
may, however, be issued to enable overseas nationals to come to the UK for training
or work experience.

You cannot apply for a work permit. This has to be done on your behalf by an employer
in the United Kingdom who wants to employ you.

You should not travel to the United Kingdom to start work before you have received
the permit. If you arrive in the United Kingdom without a work permit to take up a
job for which requires a work permit, you will be refused admission. If you are a
visa national you will need a visa in addition to your work permit.

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Old Mar 28th 2001, 1:34 am
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Hi If he has a special skill - he can apply to come over on an H1-B

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Old Mar 28th 2001, 3:17 am
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Frank Feng
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She needs to find an employer who sponsor what they called work permit to the Home
Office in Croydon near London. The employer must advertise the vacancy in newspaper
and demonstrate that no local labour can fill the post. Best of luck.

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Old Apr 2nd 2001, 1:24 pm
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Simon
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Where can I see a list of "special skills", and how often do these change ??/

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[usenetquote2]> > Some time back, I posted that my daughter's British boyfriend was looking for any[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> > way to legally stay in the U.S.. He finally gave up and went back to England.[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> >[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> > Now my daughter wants to go there and get a job so she can be with him. This is[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> > not the perfect solution for her or my wife and me, but since U.S. immigration[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> > laws are not allowing them to stay in the U.S., then it will have to be there.[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> >[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> > Does anyone have any information (or know where she can get information) on how[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> > to apply for a work visa in the U.K. or apply for a job, for that matter.[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> >[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> > Thanks!! Steve S.[/usenetquote2]
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