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Old 07-21-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: England, U.K
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I'm trying to find information for my partner who is a U.S citizen looking to come work in the U.K temporarily, i am not sure what visa he needs, if anyone can help and if anyone as been throught the process and can explain anything we might need to know, that would be much appreciated. thanks
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: rain city
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US citizens do not need any visa to visit the UK on a tourist passport. Generally a tourist passport entry is good for 90 days, no strings attached.

The best thing for you friend to do is go to the UK for 90 days or less, survey the job market, and then decide how to proceed.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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You can google for all the ins and outs. But your partner would need to obtain a work visa even if planning on working for a short period. There is no reciprocity between the US and the UK where this is concerned. Cheers!
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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UK Border Agency Visa Services Home Page I helped my son fill out a UK visa a couple of weeks ago and strangely enough, it asked for more information then the one for China. It asked for things like the names of all the schools he had attended since he was 11, how much money he made at his job, why he would want to attend college in the UK if he was working, etc. In August he has to go the embassy for a biometric screening. His college had said that he didn't really need a visa for the college but that if he wanted to work he would have to have it and they suggested it.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Western Mass.
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UK Border Agency Visa Services Home Page I helped my son fill out a UK visa a couple of weeks ago and strangely enough, it asked for more information then the one for China. It asked for things like the names of all the schools he had attended since he was 11, how much money he made at his job, why he would want to attend college in the UK if he was working, etc. In August he has to go the embassy for a biometric screening. His college had said that he didn't really need a visa for the college but that if he wanted to work he would have to have it and they suggested it.
That does seem really strange. I would have imagined that the Chinese authorities would have also required quite a bit of info for a work visa of similar length.

I suppose every country's different!
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:02 PM
 
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We were actually doing a tourist visa for China and a student visa for England, so perhaps it was just as bad - I hadn't thought about how they were different types of visas. My daughter did a work visa for China but I never saw it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Western Mass.
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We were actually doing a tourist visa for China and a student visa for England, so perhaps it was just as bad - I hadn't thought about how they were different types of visas. My daughter did a work visa for China but I never saw it.
You want to try helping someone fill in U.S. work visa forms - now those are a challenge!!!!
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