I can't seem to get a straight answer on this. Can you work if you are a stateless person and file for residency? They give you identification paperwork, so I don't see why not. But.......

  • Are you sure you are stateless?
    – ouflak
    Nov 12, 2018 at 12:33

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If you are outside the UK you need a visa to enter for work. You can check this out here https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y, by selecting ‘Stateless or refugee’ as the nationality option.

If you’re in the UK you have to apply to remain https://www.gov.uk/stay-in-uk-stateless and https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/501509/Statelessness_AI_v2.0__EXT_.pdf Section 6 states that those granted leave to remain are entitled to take employment and have access to public funds

  • @Tomas By LTR can be granted initially for up to 30 months, then further renewed. Thereafter it’s a 5 or 10 year route to Indefinite LTR
    – Traveller
    Nov 11, 2018 at 17:56

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