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Joining us as a Non-British National?

If you’re applying to join us as a non-British national, we offer lots of resources and guidance around immigration, right to work, and living in the UK.

Here, you’ll find everything you need to make Durham feel like a home from home, whether you’re arriving from overseas or you already live in the UK.

Visas and Immigration

Read up on the rules and requirements of working in the UK.
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Apply to work in the UK

Check if you need a visa, and find out how to apply.
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Eligibility to work in the UK

Check that you’re eligible to work in the UK and find out what you need to do.
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Your responsibilities

Find out which checks are required throughout our recruitment process.
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Fees and costs to consider

Understand the cost of visas and other UK entry charges.
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Visa Reimbursement Scheme

Read more about our Reimbursement Scheme which can help with the cost of your Visa.
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English language requirements guidance

Check whether you meet the UK’s English language requirements.
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Right to work

It’s important to remember that we need to carry out a number of checks to make sure anyone who joins us has the right to work in the UK.

The documents you need to show will depend on your nationality. For the most up to date information visit the 'Prove your right to work to an employer page’ on the UK government website.

If you’re not sure you have the correct documents, please email us at and we’ll do our best to help.

Joining in a Research Position?

You might find the British Council's guide for international researchers moving to the UK useful.

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Get in Touch

If you have any questions or want to chat about relocating, please get in touch with Stina Maynard – Relocation Manager, Human Resources and Organisational Development | Telephone: +44 (0)7960 506 837 | Email:

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