Your work conditions, including the maximum hours you can work during term time, are normally printed on your visa sticker, Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) or on a Home Office letter issued at the time your visa was granted.
Usually, the maximum limit is 10 or 20 hours per week during term time but check your documents first.
Check what your passport sticker (entry clearance or residence permit) or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) says. You should also have received detailed information in a letter when you received your entry clearance or BRP.
You can work in the UK if your passport sticker or identity card says one of the following, or something similar:
- Work (and any changes) must be authorised.
- Able to work as authorised by the Secretary of State.
- Work as in Tier 4 rules.
- Restricted Work. Part-time term time. Full-time vacations.
- Restricted work term time.
- Work limited to maximum 20 hours per week during term time.
- Work limited to maximum 10 hours per week during term time.
Your passport sticker or identity card might say something a bit different from these examples, but you can work if it does not say:
- no work, or
- work prohibited.
You must not work if your passport sticker or identity card says 'no work' or 'work prohibited' because this would be a breach of your immigration conditions and a criminal offence.
The Home Office can check whether someone has been working by making unannounced visits to employers and by obtaining information from the tax department, HMRC.
Please look at this UKCISA webpage for full information.