In order for a U.S.
citizen to get a U.K.
work permit, you will need to have someone (usually an employer) sponsor your visa.
It’s not easy and can be time consuming to get all the relevant documentation together, but once you’re here, it’ll be worth it.
Is it hard to get a job in the UK as an American?
Technically, it is illegal for Americans to enter the U.K. and begin job-hunting and interviewing when they’re on a tourist visa. In reality, many people do so.
How do you get a job in the UK as an American?
The Basics Of UK Work Visas
You cannot just move to England, get a job at the BBC, and then get that job to sponsor you for a visa. You must have sponsorship before you go. When you apply for a visa, you will be placed into one of five tiers, which measure your application against a set of criteria (source).
How long can a US citizen work in the UK without a visa?
U.S. citizens do not need a visa for tourist or business travel to the United Kingdom for a stay up to 6 months. A valid U.S. Passport is required.
How can I legally work in the UK?
In order to apply for most work visas, you’ll usually need to gain a job offer with sponsorship from an employer in the UK first. However, you can apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa without sponsorship if you: Want to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years. Are 18 to 30 years old.