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Thomas, Solicitor
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Hi Tom, If the VAF 4 is approved, may the US spouse

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Hi Tom,

If the VAF 4 is approved, may the US spouse immediately work in the UK? As a US citizen, I now work as a speech pathologist at a local hospital but hold a current UK NHS license as well.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 5 years ago.



Thanks for requesting me.


Yes, VAF4 application is granted and the spouse has the visa endorsed in their passport they are entitled to start work in the UK immediately. The visa itself is proof of their right to work.

It is important to note though the application must be made in the US. You cannot come to the UK under the visa waiver scheme in the hope of then appliying for a spouses visa - this would certainly be refused.

Kind regards,


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