Does a UK Skilled Worker Visa confer any formal status for the holder occasionally traveling to the EU to work?

Would it cause any legal trouble to try?

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    Are you asking from the perspective of the UK or the EU? Or both? A UK work visa doesn’t entitle its holder to travel to, or work in, the EU.
    – Traveller
    Sep 1, 2023 at 8:48
  • @Traveller but I am an EU citizen
    – Gergely
    Sep 1, 2023 at 12:24
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    @Gergely but it does not say that in your question. Would your travel to the EU to work be for the same employer as in the UK?
    – Traveller
    Sep 1, 2023 at 14:08
  • No, it would be under my limited company.
    – Gergely
    Sep 1, 2023 at 14:52
  • Are you worried that working in the EU would somehow get you in trouble with the UK authorities? Why do think they would care?
    – phoog
    Sep 2, 2023 at 22:51

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From Skilled Worker visa - Taking on additional work

You can do additional paid work on this visa as long as you’re still doing the job you’re being sponsored for. You can also do unpaid voluntary work.

You can work up to 20 hours a week in a job that’s either:

  • in the same occupation code and at the same level as your main job
  • in a shortage occupation

If you’ll be working more than 20 hours a week or in a different occupation code

  • You’ll need to apply to update your visa so that you’re being sponsored to do both jobs.

I presume the above rules relate to UK-based work not ad hoc work in the EU, however it seems logical that they would apply to you if your limited company is incorporated in the UK. IANAL, if I were you I would get qualified advice.

  • Qualified advice: 290£ per hour.
    – Gergely
    Sep 11, 2023 at 9:44
  • @Gergely Think of it as an investment of a few hours’ worth of your income. You would be paying to get peace of mind that what you want to do won’t lead to your UK visa being cancelled
    – Traveller
    Sep 11, 2023 at 9:55

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