Right to work - Supplementary employment

Tier 2 sponsored visa holders

Some prospective employees who are non-EEA nationals may hold a Tier 2 work visa. Tier 2 visas only permit an individual to work for the sponsor who issued the Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship and only allow them to work in the specific post that was detailed when the Certificate of Sponsorship was issued (although supplementary work may be permitted under certain conditions).

 

Therefore, when conducting right to work checks on prospective employees, departments and colleges should be aware that current Tier 2 visa holders with another employer will not be permitted to take up new employment without either obtaining a new Tier 2 visa for the post in question or switching into an employment visa route that does not restrict an individual to working in a specific post for a specific employer such as Tier 1.

In such cases, the prospective employee will not be permitted to take up the new post until a new visa is granted that allows them to do so.

Further information on Tier 2 visa holders undertaking supplementary work can be found below.

 

Tier 5 sponsored visa holders

Supernumerary researchers, lecturers and external examiners and research interns may enter the UK under Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange).

Tier 5 visas only permit an individual to conduct research/teach/act as an external examiner for the sponsor who issued the Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship (although supplementary work may be permitted under certain circumstances) and only allow them to work on the specific research project/teaching that was detailed when the Certificate of Sponsorship was issued. Therefore, when conducting right to work checks on sponsored researchers, departments should be aware that current Tier 5 visa holders with another sponsor will not be permitted to take up the research/teaching/external examiner opportunity without obtaining a new Tier 5 visa.

Departments and colleges should note that in such cases, the researcher will not be permitted to take up the research opportunity until a new visa is granted that allows them to do so.

Further information on Tier 5 visa holders undertaking supplementary work can be found below.

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Medical Sciences

Angelina Pelova Tel: 01865 289904 Email: angelina.pelova@admin.ox.ac.uk 

 

MPLS

Nina Song Tel: 01865 289926 Email: nina.song@admin.ox.ac.uk

 

Humanities / Social Sciences / GLAM / UAS / Continuing Education / Colleges

James Galloway Tel: 01865 289927 Email: james.galloway@admin.ox.ac.uk