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VISA for Singaporean to work in UK

Postby ahben1980 » Wed, 16 May 2007 11:56 pm

Hi,

I have an job offer to work in a company in UK but they are requesting me to send them my visa to as a form of proof that i have the rights to work and based in UK.

Can any kind souls help me out on how and where i can go about getting my visa to work and based in UK?

Best regards,
Ben

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Postby Lymeboy » Thu, 17 May 2007 12:50 am

Basically, you can't do that.

You need a job offer (which you have, and that's good) to be able to apply for a work permit which will allow you to work. So what they need to do now is to do that for you. The forms can be downloaded from the Home Office website, I believe its the WP1 form. Then when that is done and dusted, you need to apply for Further Leave to Remain FLR (IED), which will allow you to stay in the UK. So basically, WP allows you to work, FLR allows you to stay. All forms available from the Home Office website. Many employers are ignorant about the process involved and are convinced you need a 'sponsor' but that is not the case. you might need to trawl through the HO website as well as the IND website to find out more so you can educate the company.

Hope it helps.

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Postby Bonbon » Thu, 17 May 2007 9:08 am

Hmmm Ben this is interesting, didn't your employer ask you about the visa before they even conducted the interview???

If you have not got one, you better tell them NOW ! so either they do a working permit arrangement for you, which takes 1 month I think (if lucky, they have to justify and prove that they can't find local talents first), or else. you apply for your (how old are you? working holiday visa if under , don't know the age requirement now, it used to be 26, then 30, then back down to 28), or else do High Skill Migrant Visa (HSMV). Even that would take at least 3 months time for application.

hmmm...good luck :roll:


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