Right to Work

This content provides general information about the Right to Work in the UK. We advise individuals requiring advice on immigration matters to seek external support from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

The UKFPO are not immigration specialists. It is not the responsibility of the UKFPO to provide comprehensive information or updates regarding changes to immigration law. Immigration law is subject to change and the information provided by the UKFPO is for guidance only. We recommend that you contact the Home Office directly for the most up to date information.

More information is on the Home Office website here.

General UKFPO Information

The UKFPO sets a national deadline for migrant workers to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK. The evidence must confirm that the applicant will have the Right to Work by the start of the Foundation Programme. Start dates cannot be deferred unless the reasons are statutory.

If an applicant is unable to provide the necessary evidence, their application will be subject to the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT).

The national deadlines are as follows and they cannot be extended under any circumstances:

For the Academic Foundation Programme          –      9th January 2020

For the Foundation Programme                      –           27th February 2020

If an applicant’s Right to Work status changes they must notify the UKFPO at the earliest convenience to ensure that the application is not subject to RLMT.

If an applicant misses the deadline, the UKFPO will flag their application as subject to RLMT for the first round of allocations. Depending on when the applicant notifies the UKFPO of their revised Right to Work status, their application can by updated so that it is not subject to RLMT for subsequent reserve list batch allocations.

National Sponsorship Teams / Contacts

The UKFPO do not arrange the Tier 2 sponsorship, this is arranged by the National Sponsorship Teams which are as follows:

Tier 4 sponsorship is arranged by the sponsorship team at Health Education England (UKFPO). This is a programme specific visa. The contact details are as follows: