Working and volunteering rights for young refugees and migrants

This page provides some information on the right to work, volunteer and National Insurance Numbers for young people with immigration issues. This covers those with  and without a right to work, demonstrating eligibility to work, volunteering, vocational training and obtaining a National Insurance number.



Explaining your status while your extension application is being decided

If you have limited leave to remain in the UK, you will need to apply to the Home Office to extend your leave before the limited leave finishes. If you make a valid, in-time application to extend your leave, then your permission to stay will keep going until you receive a decision (and any appeal decision). This is known as section 3C leave.