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Where an individual is subject to UK immigration control, they will require a visa to work in the UK.

The following individuals do not need a visa for the UK, but do still have to prove their right to work before employment can commence:

Visa categories

Obtaining an appropriate visa will provide the individual with the time-limited right to work in the UK. If a non-EEA national is made a job offer from the University, and where they have no ties to the UK through family or ancestral links, the UK points-based immigration system is the most common route through which that individual can obtain the right to work in the UK.

This section provides guidance on which visas provide an individual with the right to work in the UK, and the procedures for obtaining them.

For visas under the Points-Based Immigration System, the most commonly seen by the University are:

For other types of visa which provide right to work in the UK, the most commonly seen by the University are:

Visa Refusals

If an individual's application for entry clearance or leave to remain is refused then they may have the right to appeal:

  • Applicants from outside the UK can request administrative review no more than 28 calendar days after the date when the refusal notice was issued.
  • Applicants from inside the UK can request administrative review no more than 14 days after the date when the refusal notice was issued. For further guidance and to apply for an administrative review, please see the UKVI webpages.

If a visa application for an employee or potential employee is refused, then the department/institution should contact the Compliance Team as soon as possible