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1. We are a 501 c3 non-profit religious organization in US. 2.

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1. We are a 501 c3 non-profit religious organization in US.
2. A Canadian citizen in Britain wants to join our ministry as a campus missionary doing campus evangelism at Cambridge University, UK.
3. Our organization is not registered in UK and has no branch office in Britain.
4. This person will raise funds in Canada for his salary and ministry expenses
5. The fund raised in Canada will be collected by a local church or an organization and then transfer to our organization in US.
6. This Canadian has no US green card or working visa.
7. We will hire him as an foreign independent contractor stationed in UK
8. Do we, my organization and/or this person, need to file any application in Britain for hiring him as an independent contractor?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Employment Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

The person will require a proper UK visa to work in the UK as a minister of religion unless he has UK residency or UK or EU nationality.

See here for further details http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working/tier2/ministerofreligion/eligibility/

He will also need to register as a self employed person with the UK tax authorities.
See here:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/selfemployed/register-selfemp.htm

Hope this helps
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the information.


 


Besides for him to register as a self employed person, for our organization in US, do we have to register with any UK authorities to hire a UK resident as an independent contractor?

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 1 year ago.
No you don't need to register as you don't have a UK presence as such.

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