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We would like to hire a housekeeper-but she said that her passport

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We would like to hire a housekeeper-but she said that her passport has been held by the home office for 2 years. Can she legally work I the Uk. ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
No, you cannot legally employ her without her having proper work authorisation to work in the UK.
The fact that her passport has been retained by the Home Office sets off alarm bells and she should get the matter sorted first with the Home Office after which you may consider employing her, provided she has work authorisation issued by the Home Office.
Hope this helps