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Visa or certification to work and live in the U.K.?


atlantic 14 | 57  
15 Dec 2007 /  #1
...what the hell; I currently hold dual citizenship (U.S. and Polish), however my Polish passport is expired. Does anyone know if I would need a visa or certification to work and live in the U.K.? or where can I find out about this?

Thanks,
Pawel
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
15 Dec 2007 /  #2
Not a stupid question , fraid i don,t know the answer , but somebody here will.....?
miranda  
15 Dec 2007 /  #3
Does anyone know if I would need a viza or certification to work and live in the U.K.?

you need to check with the British ambassy/consulate.
Mufasa 19 | 358  
15 Dec 2007 /  #4
hi miranda - aren't you at the airport yet? ;)
OP atlantic 14 | 57  
15 Dec 2007 /  #5
I just took a look on a website from the U.K. that deals with visas and work permits. Says I don't need a visa, although, I already knew that. I'm still not totally sure whether a work permit will be required for a 3 month stay.

ukvisas.gov.uk/
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
15 Dec 2007 /  #6
This is the government website [direct.gov.uk] so you should find something there. :)
Michal - | 1,865  
16 Dec 2007 /  #7
however my Polish passport is expired. Does

I would have assumed that if you hold, have held and are not otherwise disqualified from obtaining such a passport, that you would be able to continue to work legally in the United Kingdom on your polish Passport as Poland has joined the E.U. If you had relinquished Polish citizenship that may be another point all together but the fact that your passport is simply out of date should not really matter-anyway, that my opinion for all its worth.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
16 Dec 2007 /  #8
however my Polish passport is expired.

So why don't you get a new one ? If you can confirm your Polish citizenship then you can live and work in the UK without any visa.
OP atlantic 14 | 57  
16 Dec 2007 /  #9
...but iI would nee a work permit, right? I will be in the U.K. for a 3 month stay, I would like to get a job there during this time frame. I'm wondering whether I'd need a work permit to hold that job. That is my question.

This is from the website in my earlier post...

---You asked if a national of United States needs a visa to come to the UK as a work permit holder for six months or less.

No, you do not need a visa.

On arrival in the UK you must satisfy an immigration officer that you qualify for entry to the United Kingdom as a work permit holder for six months or less under the Immigration Rules.---

Although, I just clicked on a link on that website, and I'm currently reading up on this.
Thanks for the posts, though.
inkrakow  
16 Dec 2007 /  #10
I imagine that all this will be much easier to arrange with a valid Polish passport, particularly with Schengen and the 3-months-in-any-6-months rule (unless you have a work permit) coming into play.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
16 Dec 2007 /  #11
...but iI would nee a work permit, right?

If you have a Polish passport then I think that you don't need any permits.
rafik 18 | 589  
16 Dec 2007 /  #12
...what the hell; I currently hold dual citizenship (U.S. and Polish), however my Polish passport is expired. Does anyone know if I would need a visa or certification to work and live in the U.K.? or where can I find out about this?
Thanks,
Pawel

i am almost 100% sure that you will need a permit to work in the uk.i remember an american girl who was working with me.she was sent back to the usa from the airport cos she admitted working in the uk and was travelling on the american passport.she had also a portugese passport but for some reason didn't bring it.anyway to be 100% sure i would phone the uk embassy.
houda  
17 Dec 2007 /  #13
i look for a job in Uk please answer me.

Thank you very much.
OP atlantic 14 | 57  
17 Dec 2007 /  #14
The thing that I'm basically wondering about is what passport to use prior to entering the U.K. (if it will even matter). However, I will have both on me just in case. But, I'm guessing my best bet will be to ask the U.K. consulate in the city.

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