The Frontier Worker permit was introduced in December 2020 to enable EU, EEA and Swiss workers who were not primarily residing in the UK but were treated as workers or self-employed workers in the UK.

A frontier worker is a foreign national who is resident outside the United Kingdom but regularly has to travel to the UK in order to undertake work. Frontier worker permits are only available to citizens from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

To qualify for this visa, and individual would need to demonstrate they are not primarily resident in the UK, they are either a worker or self-employed person in the UK and the criteria was met immediately prior to 31 December 2020, and continues to meet this requirement.

If successful, Frontier Worker permits will be valid for 5 years and an individual can continue to extend their visa as long as they continue to meet the requirement. This visa category does not lead to settlement/indefinite leave to remain.

Contact our Immigration Team
telephone: 020 7691 4000
or email: enquiries@edwincoe.com

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Frontier Worker Permit applications

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