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Nationality Clause
« on: September 02, 2003, 10:20:29 PM »
Ok so a really good job came up (Inland Revenue) and l want to apply for it but, it has a Nationality Clause in it................

"In order to join the Civil Service you must be a national of the UK (holder of a current UK passport), a Commonwealth citizen or a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) which is make up of the Member States of the European Union or the European Free Trade Area. Additionally the Civil Service Nationality Rules require us to reserve to UK nationals posts that are directly involved in individual taxpayers' affairs. These are known as reserved posts. Citizens of the Commonwealth, EEA as well as the UK are eligible to apply for posts that are not directly involved in taxpayers' affairs and these are known as nonreserved."

So does this mean l am not eligible? l called the Job Centre and the woman told me to go ahead and apply but to include a short statement telling them l am married to a UK citizen and l am here legally with my ILR and l pay taxes.

What are your opinions?  


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Re: Nationality Clause
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2003, 11:11:28 PM »
Apply for it and see what happens...  will never know unless you try...  if they say no...cry family rights or something....

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Re: Nationality Clause
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2003, 11:58:59 PM »
The woman at the JobCentre gave good advice. Explain your situation. Applying can't hurt you any. Good luck!
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Re: Nationality Clause
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2003, 05:09:10 PM »
I agree with my colleagues in this issue Miss Trish!  Yeah, go on - go for it.  What can it hurt?  You would be no worse off than you are now if they say no.  BUT they could say yes.  Thats the beauty of it.  

Good luck.  Let us know how it goes.
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Re: Nationality Clause
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2003, 06:41:10 PM »
My hubby is a civil servant and has it on good authority that you can't be employed by the civil service at all until you are a legal naturalised citizen.  So I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.  

Still though...can't hurt to try!  :)


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Re: Nationality Clause
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2003, 03:28:53 PM »
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Ok so a really good job came up (Inland Revenue) and l want to apply for it but, it has a Nationality Clause in it................

"In order to join the Civil Service you must be a national of the UK (holder of a current UK passport), a Commonwealth citizen or a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) which is make up of the Member States of the European Union or the European Free Trade Area. Additionally the Civil Service Nationality Rules require us to reserve to UK nationals posts that are directly involved in individual taxpayers' affairs. These are known as reserved posts. Citizens of the Commonwealth, EEA as well as the UK are eligible to apply for posts that are not directly involved in taxpayers' affairs and these are known as nonreserved."

So does this mean l am not eligible? l called the Job Centre and the woman told me to go ahead and apply but to include a short statement telling them l am married to a UK citizen and l am here legally with my ILR and l pay taxes.

What are your opinions?  


I say go for it...you're a resident.  The worst they can do is say no.
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Re: Nationality Clause
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2003, 09:40:23 PM »
Trish, it's possibly just a technicality anyway. Even if you might not be planning to go for naturalization, you're certainly eligible for it after you've been here three years on your spouse visa.
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