How difficult is it to obtain a work visa in the UK?
As a US citizen with a US passport I was wondering how difficult it is to work in the UK. What kind of qualifications would one need? Would any university education be suitable? When would it be worth to apply? Are there any useful links to reference?
Asked By: fwc - 12/18/2010
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Most Americans working in the UK are either on a Tier 1 visa which requires a Masters or PhD (but is being discontinued as of April 2011) or on a Tier 2 Intercompany Transfer visa, where they are at a management level and their US employer transfers them over to their UK office. The Tier 2 is going to continue. So... More
Answered By: Kittysue - 12/18/2010
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Well I'm afraid its not easy you would need to have a qualification and skill that's needed & you would be last in the queue behind EC citizens
Answered By: JOHN G - 12/18/2010
Wow! Why do you want leave American paradise... More
Answered By: V2 - 12/18/2010
It is almost impossible, just like it is for us coming to America, without a sponsor and some evidence that you can support yourself throughout your stay. Most come as students and get jobs to help them through college but others work for American companies with UK centers. Proving you are uniquely qualified to do a... More
Answered By: Robin - 12/18/2010
At the moment it's very difficult to get a working visa the government has put a temporary cap on noon EU workers until 2012
Answered By: Dritan - 12/18/2010
Nowhere near as difficult as it should be, unfortunately.
Answered By: Julian Scott - 12/18/2010
Start with a company. Investigate the company and what jobs you might qualify for in that company. Then apply for the position with the company... More
Answered By: geeidunno - 12/18/2010
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