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ZhengWei3
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Working temporarily before applying for tier 2 visa

Post by ZhengWei3 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:59 pm

Hello,

I am intending on switching from tier 4 to tier 2 this September but I might not be able to submit an application before the start date. I was wondering if from an immigration point of view, I can join the company whilst on a valid tier 4 visa? The main problem I'm seeing is that it says a tier 4 visa holder can not take permanent employment but I'm not really sure what counts as a permanent job? If it helps, I'm joining a graduate scheme at a big 4 company and my CoS is assigned for 3 years.

Also, I was told that there is an employment checking service (ECS) that my employer is carrying that can allow people to work for up to 6 months without having the employer liable for any civil penalties. I wonder if anyone here knows how that works?

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Re: Working temporarily before applying for tier 2 visa

Post by UKLL » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:29 pm

ZhengWei3 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Hello,

I am intending on switching from tier 4 to tier 2 this September but I might not be able to submit an application before the start date. I was wondering if from an immigration point of view, I can join the company whilst on a valid tier 4 visa? The main problem I'm seeing is that it says a tier 4 visa holder can not take permanent employment but I'm not really sure what counts as a permanent job? If it helps, I'm joining a graduate scheme at a big 4 company and my CoS is assigned for 3 years.

If you have finished your study as confirmed by the University, you can work full time on Tier 4. Don't worry about this permanent thing as it won't be permanent

Also, I was told that there is an employment checking service (ECS) that my employer is carrying that can allow people to work for up to 6 months without having the employer liable for any civil penalties. I wonder if anyone here knows how that works?

ZhengWei3
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Re: Working temporarily before applying for tier 2 visa

Post by ZhengWei3 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:54 am

Hi,

Thanks a lot for your reply. I was wondering if I am allowed to work full-time under a valid tier 4 if I didn't even submit a tier 2 application yet? Also would they have to change my 3 year contact (based on the CoS) to a different contract?

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