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What is the employment threshold to be considered as a worker and not as a student or self-sufficient person for CSI purposes?
If you were working more than an average of 10 hours per week and you were not absent for 6 months or more in any of the years you were a resident in the UK, you might be considered as having “gainful employment”. If you worked part-time during your studies and that was an average more than 10 hours a week, you can submit your naturalisation application as a worker rather than as a student, thus you would not need CSI.
Note: this question, like other FAQs on Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (CSI), relates to applications for British citizenship, when considering whether periods of past residence were lawful.