The UK can be a great base from which to work on projects for clients across the EU especially financial services, engineering and IT jobs in Europe. If you have a UK work visa, EU laws relating to provision of services can allow your employer to send you to work at client sites on the continent without requiring a fresh work permit issued by the destination country.
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Do you have a Client in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France or the Republic of Ireland with a high end contract requirement? Are you looking to assign migrants, who need a visa to work in Europe, who are UK Work Visa Holders? If so Commonwealth Contractors can help to secure the Contractor a Vander Elst Visa!
UK Work Visas does not allow the holder to work freely in another European Country (e.g. Germany). To do that an individual would either need to;
- Secure a country specific work visa (e.g. German Work Permit), OR
- Gain a Vander Elst Visa.
At Commonwealth Contractors we work with established Consultancies who can help to secure Vander Elst Visas in respect of highly skilled IT, Engineering and Financial Services Professionals.
If you have a European contract requirement and you would like to assign a Non EEA National on a temporary UK Work Visa contact Commonwealth Contractors now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details to find out more!
Please note that Vander Elst Visa requirements and processes vary from country to country.
In order to qualify for a Vander Elst Visa a Contractor must have at least 3 months remaining on their UK Work Visa. If the Contractor does not have at least 3 months remaining it is highly unlikely that they will be able to secure a Vander Elst Visa.
To qualify the Contractor will need to provide the following documents:
- Fully completed and signed application form
- Original Passport
- Evidence of the Contractors right to reside in the UK (i.e. Tier 1 or Tier 2 Visa)
- Employer Declaration of Employment
- Contact Details for the Client
- Medical Insurance (normally Travel Insurance Policy)
Although processes vary from country to country approval times are normally fairly quick (ranging from 2 to 14 days).
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In the following case it may be appropriate to apply for a Vander Elst Visa: If you are an IT , Engineering or Finance Consultant on a temporary UK work visa you may be able to deliver services to a client in an European Union member state without first securing a country specific work permit. (more…)Continue reading