Employing casual workers with UK visas (except Student/Tier 4)
An employing department must check the right to work of a casual worker before their employment starts. If the individual is a List A document holder (please see RTW Section), they have no restriction on the type of work they can do, or their weekly working hours.
Employing casual workers on Student/Tier 4 visas
Student/Tier 4 visa holders are normally restricted to working up to 20 hours per week, which includes casual hours. Before employing a student, recruiters must ask them to complete the Student Employment Declaration form to check whether they are working for another employer and whether their visa permits them to work full time outside term.
Where a Student/Tier 4 visa holder is applying to switch into Skilled Worker, they are permitted to start work during their application for a Skilled Worker visa.
Employing casual workers on a Permitted Paid Engagement Visa
The Permitted Paid Engagement Visa permits short paid engagements for visitors with defined skills and expertise to work in the UK for up to one month.
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