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I have been in England,London ,for 11 years, from 1995 until 2006 waiting for British citizenship and passport.I was told that I have to spend 14 years in England without leaving the country if I want to get British citizenship and passport, although some people got it after 10 years.Because of my father's death and my family problems I had to return to Serbia in 2006 and in order to be able to do that I had to sign some papers in the Home Office.I have permanent National Insurance Number, but I have not been granted in-definitive leave to remain.I would like to go back to London, but I do not know do I have any rights and can I work on my permanent national insurance number or I need a work permit. What would be my status in the UK, do these 11 years count? The whole situation is confusing and not clear to me. Could someone help me and give me the answer to my problem? Thank You.
 

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I have been in England,London ,for 11 years, from 1995 until 2006 waiting for British citizenship and passport.I was told that I have to spend 14 years in England without leaving the country if I want to get British citizenship and passport, although some people got it after 10 years.Because of my father's death and my family problems I had to return to Serbia in 2006 and in order to be able to do that I had to sign some papers in the Home Office.I have permanent National Insurance Number, but I have not been granted in-definitive leave to remain.I would like to go back to London, but I do not know do I have any rights and can I work on my permanent national insurance number or I need a work permit. What would be my status in the UK, do these 11 years count? The whole situation is confusing and not clear to me. Could someone help me and give me the answer to my problem? Thank You.
In short, none. Your 11 years in UK doesn't count as you have now left. You have to start with a work visa, for which you need sponsorship. As you are a visa national, you must obtain a visitor visa in advance if you are just visiting.
Marriage, civil partnership or unmarried partnership (min 2 years living together) with a UK or EEA citizen or someone settled here is another route.
 

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In short, none. Your 11 years in UK doesn't count as you have now left. You have to start with a work visa, for which you need sponsorship. As you are a visa national, you must obtain a visitor visa in advance if you are just visiting.
Marriage, civil partnership or unmarried partnership (min 2 years living together) with a UK or EEA citizen or someone settled here is another route.
Thank you for your answer,but it is not clear to me how can I get a work visa and what do you mean by a sponsorship for work visa? Thank you.
 

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Thank you for your answer,but it is not clear to me how can I get a work visa and what do you mean by a sponsorship for work visa?
You are in the same position as any other visa national. Unless you have qualification in shortage occupation, you have to find an employer who will support you for your work visa (Tier 2), and they have to show there is no other eligible applicant locally. With 3 million unemployed and the country in economic crisis, it will be extremely difficult to secure a work visa.
What are your skills and experience in?
 

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In short, none. Your 11 years in UK doesn't count as you have now left. You have to start with a work visa, for which you need sponsorship. As you are a visa national, you must obtain a visitor visa in advance if you are just visiting.
Marriage, civil partnership or unmarried partnership (min 2 years living together) with a UK or EEA citizen or someone settled here is another route.
Thank you.I have a lot of skills and experience in teaching,interpreting - English-Serbian,working with youngsters,etc.
 

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Thank you.I have a lot of skills and experience in teaching,interpreting - English-Serbian,working with youngsters,etc.
Unfortunately, none of that is on shortage occupation list so any employer has to demonstrate they cannot find qualified applicants locally. They have to advertise the post for several weeks in professional publications and through Jobcentres.
 

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Unfortunately, none of that is on shortage occupation list so any employer has to demonstrate they cannot find qualified applicants locally. They have to advertise the post for several weeks in professional publications and through Jobcentres.
Thank you.Which occupations are on a shortage list? Do you think that there will be need for interpreters or free-lance interpreters for the Olympic games in July?
 

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Thank you.Which occupations are on a shortage list? Do you think that there will be need for interpreters or free-lance interpreters for the Olympic games in July?
Shortage occupation list: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/s...orkingintheuk/shortageoccupationlistnov11.pdf.

You can try contacting the organising committee, but the fact you need a work visa will probably disqualify you.
See UK Border Agency | Specialist volunteers and other accredited people (except athletes, coaches, officials and media)
 
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