I'm going to the UK in about 6 weeks to visit my boyfriend. I am going as a General Visitor and from what I gather will not need a visa if I plan to leave within 6 months.
I understand that to work, I will need a sponsor. Also, need to complete an English test. This was my plan. Take the English test here (the next is in mid-January). I plan to leave at beginning of February. Go to England on my Visitor visa waiver, and apply for a work permit there when I get a sponsor.
Is this frowned upon? I know one of the things to get the General Visitor visa waiver is if you don't plan on taking employment while you are there. But... if I am planning on applying for a different visa, will it be a big deal?
I'm very nervous about the move. My job here is refusing to give me a leave of absence for a while, so I am going to have to leave the current job when I go.
Any advice is helpful. I know I added a lot of info and questions in there.