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This might not be the right place to post this, but since people here seem to have alot of knowledge about places in Europe I was wondering if anyone is familiar with the laws concerning work in the UK.  I’m comming over from the U.S. in Sept and will be in Scotland for a semester.  Considering the U.S. dollar is worth crap over there, I figured getting a part-time job at a pub or something would be neat.  If anyone knows anything about this subject please let me know!
 
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I don’t know about what the rules are for US citizens. When I worked in the UK you had to have a holiday working visa to work legally (unless you have an EU passport). Check with the British Consulate or Embassy in the US – their webpage should provide you with the information you are looking for.

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Thankx so much.  I’ll definately do that

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You can’t work here.

We have too many pakis, blacks and jews trying to steal all the good jobs!

I’d rather give any of the the above a job before an american!

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We have too many pakis, blacks and jews trying to steal all the good jobs!!

 
ha, good one. When have you seen any member of the above three groups ‘work’?
 

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ARe you kidding me
What kind of remark is that.

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The only way for a us citizen to get a holiday working visa, is through an org like BUNAC or Council Exchange.   Not even sure if the later exists anymore.

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Or under the table, like bartending.

Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, and end up getting charged double.

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Yes you can legally work in the UK.

I have done the same as you are getting ready to do.  I lived in stirling scotland, and worked at a Hilton in Dublane as a cook.  I did this without a UK work visa.  When you go through customs in the UK they will ask you if you plan to work.  The answer is no. That doesn’t mean you can’t work in the country and get a tax refund, as I did. The legal loophole is to classify your work as a school related educational internship. I obtained a tax id number at the local “IRS” office.  I believe they call it the Inland Revenue Cabinet or something to that nature. The UK government took out taxes and money for national healthcare.  I did hapen to go to the doctor, which cost nothing out of pocket.  Before I returned to the States I obtained a certain form at the “IRS” office and filled it out for a tax refund.  I was able to recover a large majority of the taxes withheld for I was not a citizen.  Also they were very helpful with filling out the form. The  guy practically filled it out for me. So the answer is yes, you can work in the UK. hope this helps

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oh and I worked 40 hours per week for 10 weeks, there is no minimum hours you can work, as there is in the U.S. with the student work visa.