Working in UK while Keeping Primary Residence outside UK: EEA Citizens
- Eligible countries
- Eligibility requirements
- Key facts
- Service suitability
- Our services and Fees
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What is Frontier Worker permit?
A temporary visa category for European Economic Area (EEA) Citizens to continue working in the UK while keeping their residence outside UK. Only available to to people who worked in the UK as an employee or self-employed person by 31 Dec 2020.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
You may be eligible if all of the following apply:
- you’re from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein
- you live outside of the UK
- you have worked in the UK by 31 December 2020
- you have kept working in the UK at least once every 12 months since you started working here
- Genuine and effective work: While there is no minimum amount of hours which the applicant must be working for in the UK in order to qualify as a worker, you must be satisfied the work carried out in the UK is genuine and effective, and not marginal and ancillary to their situation as a whole in the UK.
You must live ‘primarily’ outside of the UK. How you meet this requirement depends on how much time you’ve spent here since 1 January 2020. You’ll be eligible if you’ve spent less than 180 days in total in the UK over the course of any 12 month period.
Key facts, processing times
|Visa Validity||2-5 Years|
|Processing Time in UK||8-12 Weeks|
|Processing time outside UK||12-16 Weeks|
|Renewal Validity||2 Years|
|Family Member and Dependants||Family members of frontier workers are not eligible to apply for a frontier worker|
permit. They may apply for entry clearance, in the form of an EU Settlement Scheme
Family Permit, to join the frontier worker in the UK or to accompany them to the UK
under Appendix EU (Family Permit) to the Immigration Rules. They may also apply
for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
Home Office and NHS Health Surcharge Fees: Costs of Frontier Work Permit
|Frontier Work Permit for EEA Citizens||In UK||Outside UK|
|Home Office Application Fee||0||0|
|NHS Health Surcharge||0||0|
|Biometric Appointment Fee (Visa Application Centre)||0-120||0-120|
|Total (without appointment fee)||£0||£0|
List of Required Documents
You’ll be told which documents you need to provide when you apply. Some depend on whether you’re employed or self-employed, for example:
- an employment contract, or contracts to work in the UK
- payslips, or copies of invoices for work carried out in the UK
If you have ‘retained’ status, you’ll be asked for evidence for which criteria you meet. For example, a letter from a doctor if you have an illness, or copies of recent job applications if you’re unemployed and seeking work.
This visa is only suitable for EEA citizens, British Citizens, British Citizens with Dual Nationality and Irish citizens can not make application under this route.
Our Services- Book Online
|Service||Description of Service||Fixed Fees|
|Book Full Application Preparation & Submission Service||Comprehensive service. All work covered from start to the end. No VAT, no hidden charges. Allocated caseworker. The Fees is for the one applicant. |
√ Full advice about all queries related to visa application
√ List of documents for your immigration application
√ Full prepare and complete the application form
√ Pay visa fees and other applicable fees on your behalf – Of course you will reimburse us for any disbursements
√ Submit the application form and application as registered immigration representative
√ Upload all the documents or submit to the Home Office by post
√ Book Bio-metrics appointment to capture your fingerprints and photo at one of the visa application centre
√ Continuous advice from the day one until a decision is made by the embassy or Home Office
|Book 20 Minutes Consultation Appointment||Ask questions about immigration and visa applications.||£30|
Other ways to Book
You can book service online by following above links. Alternatively contact us and we will book service:
By phone: UK +44 (0)1782 827842, +44 (0)7944132344
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After Booking Service: Next Step
Once we received your booking, we will start working on your immigration straight away. In the first instance, we will call you to know about circumstances to compile the list of documents you need for your application. We will send a detailed email containing the:
- List of Required Documents
- Required Information
On receiving above, we will check them and start preparing your application. If there is any information missing or documents are not in the correct format, we will contact you, advice you the alternative documents you can provide. Full support is provided. Once application is complete, we will send you copy of draft application for your approval. On getting your consent to submit the application, application will be submitted. Read more details.