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Human Resources

 

For immigration updates concerning COVID-19 (corona virus), please see the FAQ here: https://www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus/visas-and-immigration

 

These pages provide guidance on UK immigration law relating to employees, workers and visitors. They are designed to help departments/institutions ensure that new staff have the right to work in the UK before they commence work. These pages also explain the processes to follow when appointing someone who needs to obtain right to work through the Points-Based Immigration System, and the duties that need to be met throughout the employment of a sponsored individual. Following this guidance will help departments/institutions to stay within immigration law and it will help appointments to be made more smoothly.

 

Advice and guidance by nationality

Non-EEA nationals seeking to enter the UK or already holding a UK visa

 

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For employment purposes, will require a work visa.

A list of work visas most commonly used/seen by the University, and the associated guidance on how to apply for these, can be found here

Guidance on visitor visas can be found here

Also, see right to work check guidance here

EU/EEA/Swiss nationals resident in the UK before or by 31 December 2020

 

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Must apply for pre-settled or settled status by 30 June 2021.

Will not be required to apply for a UK work visa

Also, see right to work check guidance here

EU/EEA/Swiss nationals arriving in the UK for the very first time on or after 1 January 2021

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Will be required to gain an appropriate work visa in advance of travel to the UK

 

A list of work visas most commonly used/seen by the University, and the associated guidance on how to apply for these, can be found here

 

Also, see right to work check guidance here

 

 

There is training available for departments/institutions on immigration considerations within recruitment:

If you are in any doubt about any aspect of immigration with regards to recruitment or right to work checks, please contact the Compliance Team for further assistance before proceeding.