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Extend Expat Contractor Visas

Do you know a Contractor whose UK Work Visa is expiring? Are they a highly skilled IT, Engineering, Actuary or Financial Services Professional? If so Commonwealth Contractors may be able to help you extend their stay in the UK so that can continue to work on Contracts!

At Commonwealth Contractors we understand how valuable the right Consultant is! And we also understand how frustrating it can be to lose the right Consultant simply because a work visa is expiring.

If you know of a valuable Consultant whose work visa is expiring call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details to find out how we may be able to help you retain the Consultant past the expiry of his or her current visa!

Extend a Contractors stay – from Tier 1 Post Study Work

Tier 1 Post Study Work visas are valid for a period of 2 years from approval and non-extendable. The visa class is intended to be a bridge from Tier 4 Student to Tier 2 General (formerly the old UK Work Permit Scheme).

If you know of a high level consultant who is currently on Tier 1 Post Study Work and is capable of working on assignments for at least £250+ per day we may be able to help.

At Commonwealth Contractors we work with consultancy partners who may be prepared to take on a managed project and sponsor a consultant on a 3 year Tier 2 General Visa where required.

To find out more call now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details and we will get right back to you!

Extend a Contractors stay – from Tier 5 Youth Mobility

Each year hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders come to the UK on Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visas (formerly the old Working Holidaymaker Visa) to work as highly skilled IT Contractors, Accountants, Engineers etc. Historically many would transfer to Tier 1 General however this option is no longer available as the visa class has closed.

If one of your Consultants Tier 5 visas is due to expire in the next 3-6 months we may be able to help you transfer the Consultant from Tier 5 Youth Mobility to a 3 year Tier 2 General Visa. The process can be fairly straightforward (depending upon skills) however the Consultant will need to return to Australia / New Zealand for a 2 weeks to gain the new visa.

Extend a Contractors stay – from Tier 1 General

Occasionally a highly skilled professional on a Tier 1 General Visa (formerly HSMP) is unable to extend his or her visa for a further 2 years. This may be down to a lack of previous earnings, insufficient funds to validate the maintenance requirement or even an inadequate payment vehicle (e.g. Offshore Payments).

This can be a very frustrating situation as the Consultant (who is no doubt on a daily billing rate of £350+ per day) can no longer apply for a fresh visa due to the expiry of the Tier 1 General Visa class.

If you are working with a Consultant whose Tier 1 General visa is going to expire Commonwealth Contractors may be able to help you transfer him from a Tier 1 General Visa to a Tier 2 General Visa (formerly UK Work Permit) where required. The process is fairly straightforward if skill and experience combinations are niche and very difficult to find in the UK

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To find out more about Commonwealth Contractors call now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details and we will get right back to you!

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Information for UK Agencies

Are you finding it difficult to secure high end skills in the UK? Would you like to arrange to extend one of your Contractors visas? Or maybe you need to ensure that all of your Non EEA Contractors are 100% Visa Compliant? If so Commonwealth Contractors can help!

At Commonwealth Contractors we specialise in working with high level IT, Engineering, Medical and Financial Services Consultants from countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Over the years we have helped countless agencies, clients and consultants solve issues and make the most of contracting in the UK.

Our Solutions include;

To find out more about Commonwealth Contractors and to discuss your situation with a professional Consultant either call now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details and we will get right back to you!

OISC Registered Partners

At Commonwealth Contractors we work with OISC registered Immigration Partners that specialise in dealing with highly skilled visa applications & extensions.

Commonwealth Contractors is the only organisation in the UK to offer comprehensive contracting & application / extension solutions to UK based agencies, clients and consultants.

Immigration Compliance

There have been more changes to the UK Immigration system since the introduction of the Points Based Immigration System in 2008 than the whole of the 20th Century put together!

Our OISC Immigration Partners can help to ensure that;

  • You stay compliant with all of the latest rules & regulations
  • Your business adapts to the ever changing Immigration landscape
  • Unique solutions are put in place to allow you to gain an advantage over the competition

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