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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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Extending your stay when your Tier 5 Visa runs out

Are you a highly skilled Australian or New Zealander currently working in the UK on a Tier 2 General Visa? Are you looking to move to a new visa which will allow you to remain in the UK long term? If so Commonwealth Contractors can help! (more…)

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