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I am a non-UK student studying in the UK. I have a visa and everything is pretty good, but my visa states that I can work no more than 20 hours per week. I don't want to have any problems, so how can I freelance, for instance, and prove that I have worked not more than allowed?

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If you are on Tier 4 (students on full-time degree), you have more restrictions besides the number of hours. One of this is no self-employment (which includes freelance and consultancy or creating your own company).

  • Thank you, is book writing considered freelance, e.g. Amazon (they have some sort of program, I don't remember how it's called) book writing etc? Where can I read more about these limitations? – Anna-Lischen Oct 13 '15 at 17:08
  • @Anna-Lischen: you can download the full policy guide from: gov.uk/government/publications/…. If the link gets broken someday, browse the www.gov.uk/ site. I don't believe publishing is considered work, self-employed or not, unless someone commissions you to write. I also don't believe you'll need a visa of any kind to enroll and publish through Amazon. – Quora Feans Oct 13 '15 at 20:56
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I don't want to have any problems, so how can I freelance, for instance, and prove that I have worked not more than allowed?

It's quite simple, you can observe the hours-per-week cap and further demonstrate that you have no income from UK sources (and no income that can be attributed to UK sources) during your student visa.

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