As a non UK citizen, there are a number of options dependent on your circumstances. The main ones are:
High Value Migrants – Investors, entrepreneurs, exceptionally talented people and recent graduates from UK universities can apply to enter or stay in the UK without needing a job offer – but you will need to pass a points-based assessment.
Skilled Workers – If you have been offered a skilled job in the UK and your prospective employer is willing to sponsor you, you can apply to come or remain here to do that job.
Temporary Workers – If an employer in the UK is willing to sponsor you, or if you are a national of a country that participates in the youth mobility scheme, you may be eligible to come and work in the UK for a short period.
Other Categories -You can also apply to work in the UK as a domestic worker; as the sole representative of an overseas firm; or as a representative of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation.
Turkish citizens can benefit from a European agreement with Turkey if they want to establish themselves in business in the UK, or if they are already working here legally.
If you are a Commonwealth citizen and at least one of your grandparents was born in the UK, you can apply to come here to work.
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You can work in the UK without requiring any further permission if you are a national of any of the following European Economic Area (EEA) countries (except Bulgaria and Romania).
The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Although Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are not members of the European Union (EU), their citizens have the same rights as EU citizens to enter, live in and work in the UK.
As a national of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), you do not need permission under the Immigration Rules to enter or remain in the UK.
However, if you want to work in the UK, you will need to apply for an accession worker card unless you are exempt (e.g. airport ground staff, domestic staff). Your employer may have to apply for a work permit.
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