Spouses and Dependants

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Education

The children of persons entering the UK as work permit holders are entitled to the same free education as British children. The candidate may choose to send their children to a private school if they wish.

Health care

This will depend on the length of the candidate’s permit. If a person enters the UK on a work permit for less than six months, neither they nor their families will usually be covered by the National Health Service. They are not required to take out private health insurance, but it is wise to do so.

Where a work permit holder is in the UK on a work permit lasting more than 6 months , they and their family here as their dependants are eligible to free health care provided by the National Health Service.

Work

The spouse of a work permit holder is entitled to take up any lawful employment.