In today’ blog update, we will talk about the Visa options available to you in 2024. So we highly suggest you to watch the full video.
Please keep in mind that Freelancers and entrepreneurs who wish to work or launch a business in the UK may need to consider alternative visa options.
Not like other markets in Europe, the UK does not offer a specific Digital Nomad Visa. On the other hand, there are a few options available for individuals who want to work and live remotely in the UK.
Please keep in mind that if you are a citizen of a visa-exempt country, you may be able to come to the UK on a Visitor’s Visa. This visa permits you to stay in the UK for up to 6 months, and you can work remotely during your stay in the UK. On the other hand, you will not be able to access UK public funds or attain any benefits from the UK government.
Skilled Worker Visa:
Please note that if you are a skilled worker from a qualifying country, you may be entitled for a Skilled Worker Visa. This visa permits you to work and live in the UK for up to 5 years. You need to have a job offer from a UK-based employer that fulfils the minimum salary requirement.
Innovator Founder Visa
Please note that if you are a founder or co-founder of an innovative start-up business, you will be eligible for an Innovator Founder Visa. The start-up visa is no longer acknowledging applications as of July 2023.
Ambitious innovators and entrepreneurs from across the globe can leverage the UK Innovator visa to begin or develop their business ventures in the UK for up to three years. On the other hand, gaining endorsement from an accredited UK organization is important for your novel business concept.
Your business plan and idea will undergo rigorous evaluation and a comprehensive assessment process to ensure their viability and potential impact.
Global Talent Visa:
Please note that, if you are a leader or highly skilled professional in a particular field, you may be entitled for a Global Talent Visa. This visa permits you to work and live in the UK for up to 5 years. You need to be endorsed by a designated endorsing body in your field.
Along with the visa requirements, you will also need to consider the following:
Healthcare: If you are residing in the UK for over 6 months, you will be required to arrange private health insurance.
National Insurance: If you are working remotely for a company in the UK, you may still be liable to pay National Insurance contributions.
Tax residency: If you spend more than 183 days (6 months) in the UK in a tax year, you will be deemed a UK tax resident and will be liable to pay UK taxes on your worldwide income.
Our blog ends here. We hope you found this update useful. Thanks for visiting us today and have a blessed new year! See you in our new blog update.