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I'm in the UK. Is it legal to use an umbrella company to sponsor my Tier 2 work visa, and then take out contracts to other companies?
If so, would it still be legal if I take out a contract myself -- i.e. I just end up paying myself, and let the umbrella company take a cut. (I only need 6 more months before I can apply for indefinite leave to remain.)
I noticed there is an immigration law section.. what if we moved it there?
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Thanks for your response.
What if I only use the umbrella company to take out 3rd party contracts? There are a few umbrella companies in the UK that offer to do this, and they offer to sponsor tier 2 visas for the employee as well. (e.g. http://commonwealthcontractors.com/ )
The work is still for a 3rd party (e.g. working in IT for a bank), but it's a contract role, so the umbrella company hires me as an employee and takes the contract with the bank, while taking a small cut of the payments.
Is this legitimate?