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2 Employment - updated version available December '16
3. Do I have the right to work in the UK?
If an employer employs someone who doesn't have the legal right to work in the UK, they will be breaking the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.You may have to prove that you have the right to work. The employer may ask you to show certain things to prove it, including:
If you do not have the legal right to work in the UK but the employer still wants to employ you, they normally have to apply for a work permit for you from Work Permits (UK) at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate of the Home Office.
This leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Ian Hunter, Head of the Employment Department, Bird & Bird, Solicitors.
The leaflets are regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.
Leaflet Version: January 2019
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