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Tier 4

It is essential that you check the number of hours a student is allowed to work when you undertake a right to work check. 

Before Employment Commences – Right to Work Checks

Before you employ a student on a Tier 4 Visa, you must make sure that you understand any visa restrictions the student may have, and confirm that dates of the planned employment do not exceed the end date of the student visa.  You must take a copy of the documents confirming their right to work in the UK in the presence of the student.  This copy should state the following: “I certify that the date on which this right to work check was made was [insert date]”.  All checks must be dated and contain the name of the person checking the document.  The student must also complete a Student Declaration form. 

Monitoring Student Hours

It is essential that Queen Mary monitors the hours worked by all Tier 4 visa holders.  There are serious consequences for employing a student beyond their Tier 4 restrictions. Queen Mary is obligated to report any breach to UK Visas & Immigration, including overworking or engaging in types of work that are not allowed.

Students are also responsible for recording their weekly hours and ensuring they are keeping to the conditions of their stay.

If you wish to employ a student, you should speak with your local HR contact prior to their employment.  HR will issue contracts of employment for staff holding a Tier 4 student visa.

Before Work Commences

Before you employ a student on a Tier 4 Visa, you must make sure that you understand any visa restrictions the student may have, and confirm that dates of the planned employment do not exceed the end date of the student visa.  You must take a copy of the documents confirming their right to work in the UK in the presence of the student.  This copy should state the following: “I certify that the date on which this right to work check was made was [insert date]”.  All checks must be dated and contain the name of the person checking the document. 

 

The student must complete a Student Declaration form and provide a copy of their term dates for the duration of their programme. Tier 4 Student Declaration [DOC 148KB]

 

You must ensure that the hours a student works each week do not exceed the permitted maximum. Before a student commences any work for you at Queen Mary, you will need to confirm that they are eligible to work that week.  HR maintain a record of the hours of all of the Tier 4 students we employ.  If you wish to employ a specific student, you need to email p.byrne@qmul.ac.uk to request permission for the intended hours.  They will only be allowed to work those hours if they do not have any other work that week.

Further Information

More information regarding International Students can be found on the Academic Registry and Council Secretariat and the Advice and Counselling Service webpages.

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