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If an individual is on a spouse visa and separates from their partner, when do they lose their right to work in the UK—is it upon separation, or when the separation is reported to the Home Office, or when their leave is curtailed?

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Published on LexisPSL on 12/04/2021

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  • If an individual is on a spouse visa and separates from their partner, when do they lose their right to work in the UK—is it upon separation, or when the separation is reported to the Home Office, or when their leave is curtailed?

See Practice Note: Conditions of permission to enter or stay in the UK.

People granted permission to enter or stay in the UK for a limited period frequently have conditions attached to their permission. These can include restrictions on work, occupation, study or claiming public funds, and a requirement to register with the police.

A condition of permission can restrict or prohibit certain activities or access to certain services in the UK. It can also make a specified action mandatory. Section 3(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1971 provides that any, or all, of the following conditions may be attached to a person’s grant of limited permission to enter or stay in the

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