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Working in the UK . International Student Advisers and Careers Consultants, King’s College London. Can I work?. Check your visa Should be allowed to work with restrictions If visa says “no work” or 10 hours rather than 20, see a Student Adviser as could be an error
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Working in the UK International Student Advisers and Careers Consultants, King’s College LondonCan I work?
  • Check your visa
  • Should be allowed to work with restrictions
  • If visa says “no work” or 10 hours rather than 20, see a Student Adviser as could be an error
  • Cannot work if it says “no work”
  • How many hours can I work?
  • Degree level: should be allowed to work for 20 hours a week in term time and full time in the vacation
  • Below degree level: 10 hours a week in term time and full time in the vacation
  • After the end of your studies (end date on your CAS): full time for up to 4 months or until visa expires, whichever is sooner
  • Summer NOT vacation for Masters students (as you are writing your dissertation)
  • What Work Can I Do?
  • Most things, but
  • Cannot be self-employed
  • Cannot work as a professional sportsperson or entertainer
  • Cannot take up a permanent, full time position
  • Tax and National Insurance
  • Must obtain a National Insurance Number – everyone pays national insurance
  • Free, but takes several weeks
  • Can start work without this, but must have applied for it
  • Tax: everyone pays this, but can claim back if you do not earn over your personal allowance (currently around £9000 a year)
  • See website for more information: www.kcl.ac.uk/advice
  • After your studiesVarious options including:
  • Doctorate Extension Scheme (PhD students)
  • Tier 2 (skilled jobs)
  • Tier 5 (temporary jobs)
  • Tier 4 visa for doctors/dentists in training or if continuing with studies
  • Keep a look out for our workshops throughout the year
  • Handy Links
  • www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk – forms, law and guidance
  • www.ukcisa.org.uk – useful additional guidance for students and recent graduates
  • www.kcl.ac.uk/advice - us!
  • www.oisc.homeoffice.gov.uk – how to find professional (regulated) immigration advice
  • www.careers.lon.ac.uk/international – specialist site from The Careers Group for all things International
  • Find us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/kingsinternationalstudentsupport
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