Taking on additional work

You can do additional paid work on this visa as long as you’re still doing the job you’re being sponsored for. You can also do unpaid voluntary work.

You can work up to 20 hours a week in a job that’s either:

  • in the same occupation code and at the same level as your main job
  • in a shortage occupation

Check if your job is on the list of:

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), there’s currently no limit on the number of hours you can work or volunteer if you have a second job as an NHS doctor, nurse or paramedic.

If you’ll be working more than 20 hours a week or in a different occupation code

You’ll need to apply to update your visa so that you’re being sponsored to do both jobs.

You’ll need to:

  • get a new certificate of sponsorship from your second employer
  • include a letter with your application explaining that you want to change your current permission to stay