living and working in UK as a non EU foreigner
Thread poster: Nuri Razi

Nuri Razi
Turkey
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Jan 29, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

I am thinking of moving to UK to live and work as freelance translator and interpreter ? First of my questions is, is this reasonable? Will UKBA (UK Border Agency) give me a work visa for this?

Secondly, can I get registered in as a freelancer in UK?

Thank you for your replies.

Nuri Razi


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Paul Malone  Identity Verified
France
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You would probably qualify Jan 29, 2014

Given your profile, you would probably qualify for a work visa under the category of "exceptionally talented people". You appear to be an established freelancer with a clientele and an income, which I would expect would work in your favour. The reality is that you would be contributing to the UK economy if you were to work there as a freelance translator. You could contact the Border Agency, explain that you want to work in the UK as a freelance translator, and ask them if you would qualify in the "exceptionally talented people" category. I think that's what I would do in your circumstances.

If you could obtain the work visa, you should then be able to go into business as a freelance translator with the same formalities as any UK citizen or resident wanting to do so. You would probably just need a reputable accountant to handle the formalities for you. That part of the operation should not, I believe, be too difficult, although I must admit that I have never worked as a freelancer in the UK.

Maybe some colleagues who have already been through this process in the UK and were in a similar position to you would like to comment?


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urbom
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some facts Jan 30, 2014

How much research have you done on the websites of the UKBA (UK Border Agency) and HMRC?

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working/turkish/
This section explains how Turkish nationals can apply to enter or stay in the UK if they want to establish themselves in business


http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/migrantworkers/self-employed.htm

Good luck!


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Nuri Razi
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the fact Jan 30, 2014

Thank you colleagues for your explanations and comments.

I will look through the UKBA site and the other link as well.

Nuri Razi


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