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Hi everyone,

We have been looking into applying for an RRV. One of our options to gaining a successful application would be by either myself or my husband securing a job offer. My first thoughts are that it would be impossible to get a job offer while we're still in the uk & have no return date? Am I right?  You're advice on this would be appreciated.

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Unless you're in a very niche or specialised role that's hard to recruit for, I can't imagine any employer would offer a a job that's essentially an open start date. Even if you did have a flight booked, it seems likely it will be cancelled 1-2 times before actually happening (reading about this on here and in the media).

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11 hours ago, LucaLeon said:

We have been looking into applying for an RRV. One of our options to gaining a successful application would be by either myself or my husband securing a job offer. My first thoughts are that it would be impossible to get a job offer while we're still in the uk & have no return date? Am I right?  You're advice on this would be appreciated.

I think you could reasonably quote a return date when applying for jobs, based on the time it will take to get the RRV (I would allow 4 months).   In that sense, you're in a much better position than any other overseas applicant who has to apply for an employer-sponsored visa.

I'd say you're in a good position right now, because employers can't get visas to bring people from overseas right now.  You should be making a big deal in your application of the fact that you won't need a travel exemption.

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