If you’re an EEA National you will be able to move and work freely throughout the European Economic Area. If you are a Non EEA National you will need to secure a country specific Work Permit unless you hold a work visa for a member nation and you are working further to a managed service agreement. (more…)Continue reading
A Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) is a card issued by the UKBA which holds your biographic details (name, date of birth, place of birth) along with your biometric information (fingerprints and digital photo). BRPs are currently issued for certain ‘in country’ applications. (more…)Continue reading
If you’re on a temporary work visa (such as Tier 1 General or Tier 2 General), and yearn to be a pure freelancer (not always the best option!), you will be looking forward to the day that you can consider contracting after ILR is achieved as it means you will be on the same playing field as all of the other highly skilled British Contractors who operate Contractor Limited Companies.
A Contractor Limited Company can represent a good way to make the most out of working as a professional contractor in the UK. The 13.8% Employers National Insurance saving means that you could add a significant amount to your monthly retention when considered vs a PAYE option, but the benefits are list unless you avoid MSC legislation, which generally means taking on a significant administrative burden.
To find out more about securing Indefinite Leave to Remain and working as a highly skilled Contractor call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details and we will get right back to you!
Contracting Solutions and Work Visa Applications
When on a temporary work visa such as Tier 1 General (formerly the HSMP) you need to place more importance on qualifying for a visa extension or ILR that improving your net retention by using a tax efficient contractor solution.
Over the years many of those who have used a tax efficient contractor solution have failed to qualify for a visa extension. If you have already done 2-3 years this can be potentially devastating. Tier 1 General Extensions
Working in Europe
Once you have secured Indefinite Leave to Remain you no longer have to worry about breaking your run for permanent residence (i.e. a break is considered to be any more that 90- days in any one year) and can therefore work for longer periods of time in other areas of the EEA where required (you may be able to do this via a Vander Elst Visa).
Please note however that if you spend an extended period of time outside of the UK (more than 2 years) you will lose your ILR status and also if you are planning on applying for British Citizenship you need to be based in the UK to qualify.
Securing Tier 2 Work Permit Sponsorship
Are you a highly skilled IT, Engineering, Financial Services Professional? Would you like to work in the UK on a Tier 2 General Visa?
At Commonwealth Contractors we partner with Tier 2 Licensed Employers & Consultancies who may be prepared, where required, to sponsor an individual on a Tier 2 General Visa.
To find out more call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details and we will get right back to you!
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Do you hold a European Union (EU) Passport? Would you like to work in the UK as an IT, Engineering, Medical or Financial Services Contractor? If so Commonwealth Contractors can help! (more…)Continue reading
On the 30th April 2011 the Worker Registration Scheme closed meaning that nationals from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia can now work in the UK without needing to first gain permission. (more…)Continue reading
Are you a Turkish IT Consultant? Would you like to work in the UK as a professional IT Contractor? If so Commonwealth Contractors can help to secure you a Turkish ECAA Visa and help to maximise your contract retention! (more…)Continue reading
Are you a highly skilled Turkish National? Would you like to work in the UK under the European Community Association Agreement (ECAA Agreement)? If so Commonwealth Contractors can help! (more…)Continue reading
If you are a Bulgarian or a Romanian and you are interested in coming to the UK to open a business you may be able to secure a European Community Association Agreement (ECAA) Visa. ECAA Visas represent a great option for those that want to work as highly skilled Contractors in the UK. (more…)Continue reading
If you are a highly skilled professional from Bulgaria or Romania you may be able to apply for a HSMP Visa for the UK. The HSMP Scheme (and its successor Tier 1 General) is now closed to all new applicants except those from Bulgaria and Romania. (more…)Continue reading
If you would like to work as an ‘employee’ in the UK your best bet may be to secure a UK Work Permit (Tier 2 General Visa) with a Tier 2 Licensed Employer. If however you have time to spare and your prospective employer is not Tier 2 Licensed you may be better off with an HSMP. (more…)Continue reading