WI6.1 Who is eligible for a special work visa
- Refugee or protection status claimants who show a need to work in order to support themselves, may be granted a special work visa while they await a decision on their refugee or protection status claim.
- Claimants must show evidence of the need to work, which may take the form of a bank statement confirming that the claimant has insufficient funds to survive.
- Claimants must hold a current temporary entry class visa at the time they apply for a special work visa.
- Immigration officers should refer to E8.10 for further guidance.