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Section 3C Leave (visa under consideration)
If you are someone who is waiting for a UK visa decision, you may be wondering whether you can work during this time. Fortunately, there is a provision in UK immigration law that allows you to do so. This is known as “Section 3C leave.”
In this article, we will explore what Section 3C leave is and how it can allow you to work while your UK visa is under consideration.
What is Section 3C leave?
Section 3C leave is a provision in UK immigration law that allows you to remain in the UK legally while your application for a new visa or extension is under consideration. This means that you can continue to live and work in the UK while waiting for a decision on your application.
Under Section 3C leave, your previous visa will be extended until a decision is made on your new application. This means that you will have the same rights and restrictions as you did under your previous visa, including the right to work.
How can I work while on Section 3C leave?
If you are on Section 3C leave, you are allowed to work in the UK as long as you meet certain conditions. These conditions include:
- You must have had valid leave to remain in the UK at the time you submitted your application for a new visa or extension.
- You must have submitted your application before your previous visa expired.
- You must not have been working illegally in the UK before your previous visa expired.
If you meet these conditions, you can work in the UK while your visa application is under consideration. However, you should be aware that there are some restrictions on the type of work you can do. For example, you may not be able to work in certain professions or industries that require specific qualifications or security clearances.