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Tier 2 Visa's & Umbrella Company Contractors

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 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.

Why Choose ContractorUmbrella?

ContractorUmbrella is the hassle-free, straight talking umbrella company that provides umbrella employment for UK based contractors and freelancers. Independently voted as the best umbrella company by the readers of Contractor UK.

As one of the most trusted umbrella companies in the UK, we guarantee our employees peace of mind, absolute compliance and complete security. We are one of the longest standing and most respected umbrella companies in the UK.

Benefits of working through ContractorUmbrella;

  • Fast and easy registration - be ready to work in 24 hours, simply register online and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Calculate your take home pay - use our online calculator to find out how much you could be taking home through ContractorUmbrella.
  • Same day payments - we offer same day payments as standard, for no additional fee.
  • Our Commitment Charter- is our guarantee that you will be looked after at every step of the way.
  • Flexible Limited Company Accountancy - when you sign up to our sister company Dolan Accountancy, you can transfer to ContractorUmbrella when umbrella employment better suits or your assignment sits inside IR35.
  • Employee Benefits - at ContractorUmbrella there are many benefits available to you as our employee including our Employee Rewards Scheme, Group Pension Scheme, Foreign Currency Exchange, Contractor Accommodation, Contractor Mortgages and much more.
  • Personal Employee Liaison Officer - we believe in the personal touch, so you will have your very own dedicated Employee Liaison Officer during your employment with us. Read some of the glowing testimonials we've received about our lovely staff and the outstanding commitment they give to all our employees and clients.

If you’d like to find out more, call us on 01206 591 000 or request a call back by completing our online form.