Tier 2 Visa’s & Umbrella Company Contractors

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In order to work through a UK umbrella company there are certain cases where visa restrictions will apply please find detailed below a list of countries that EEA Nationals may work without restriction:

Austria Latvia
Belgium Liechtenstein
Bulgaria Lithuania
Cyprus Luxembourg
Czech Republic Malta
Denmark Netherlands
Estonia Norway
Finland Poland
France Portugal
Germany Romania
Greece Slovakia
Hungary Slovenia
Iceland Spain
Ireland Sweden

Nationals of Switzerland may also work without restriction.

Tier 2 Visa’s

Unfortunately visas can only be sponsored by the company for whom you will actually be performing the work; as an umbrella company is an intermediary, we are not permitted to sponsor visas. The following link for the UK Border Agency site may be of use http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working/ in providing information on applying for a Visa.

Contractors who want to apply for a visa to work in the UK on a contract should first visit the UK Border Agency website and use the Points Based Calculator to work out how many points they score. Their score will be based on criteria such as qualifications, age, income and personal net financial worth, English language skills and previous experience working in the UK. If they score above the minimum points, then the next stage is for the contractor to check the UK Border Agency website for specific instructions on how to apply. Different types of visas have different application processes, so it is important that contractors keep to the rules, or they risk having their application rejected.

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