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Questions tagged [freelance]

Questions regarding obtaining and performing freelance work in a country other then country of nationality.

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French freelancer moving to Australia

I currently work as a freelancer in France, and I plan to move to Australia. I intend to continue to work for my clients (who are based in Europe), but only for a few months as I will ultimately look ...
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UK expat living and working in Spain - switching to freelancing possible?

I'm an English expat and have been living and working in Mallorca, Spain for the past two years. I have been contacted by a remote-only software development company who have employees globally, and ...
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Can I stay in Czech Republic while I wait for my freelance visa to be processed?

US passport holder here. I'm working on getting a freelance visa for Czech Republic. I'm aware of the Schengen rules that state that I can remain in Schengen area for 90 days in a 180 day period. ...
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Register as a freelancer in Denmark

What should one do to register as a freelancer in Denmark, and how long the process takes? The person has an opholdstilladelse that allows to work and to change the job The person will be working for ...
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I need an employment letter for immigration but I'm a freelancer

I've been programming for more than 10 years, professionally for more than 5 years. I'm a computer scientist applying for immigration to Canada. An employment letter is required. For most of my life, ...
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Freelance visa in the UK [closed]

I am an Indian citizen, currently doing a master's in Italy. I have 10 years experience in videography and video editing. I am looking for a freelance visa in the UK. May I know more details about the ...
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US Citizen with French residency and with a French auto-entrepreneurship. How do I do taxes?

Here's my situation: My family moved to France when I was 14 in 2011. I have a French residency card (titre de séjour) which allows me to work. I have a freelance translation business registered under ...
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Is it permitted to work as a freelancer on Upwork while studying in Germany?

Next April I am going to start a master program in Germany living on a student visa. Currently I am working as a freelancer on Upwork. I know that in Germany it is not permitted for people on student ...
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Taxes working remotely from Portugal or Spain for an Irish company

The Irish company I work for offered me to work remotely 100%. I think it would be a good idea to move and work in a place with better weather and cheaper life. I am mainly considering Spain and ...
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Can Freelance Writers be authorized to work in the US?

I'm a freelance writer and was looking at applying to more companies. Some of them specify an authorisation to work in the US. I'm a legal resident of India. So what does this mean for me? I don't ...
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What visa should freelancer without education apply if employer wants him to temporary work in USA?

I have started studying programming 4 years ago and started freelancing 1 year and a half ago and my current employer wants to invite me and my girlfriend to go to USA to work there temporarily (3-9 ...
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Legal status of telecommute work in Mexico (with a temporary resident status)

Is it officially allowed for a resident alien in Mexico (temporary resident, not allowed to work for Mexican companies) to provide services as a remote worker to the companies outside Mexico? I've ...
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Worked from France for the last 6 months for US clients without paying French taxes. What should I do now?

I need some advice, or a good recommendation for a tax expert. I've been living on with my PACSée in France on a carte de séjour vie privée/familiale for the last 6 months and have continued my full-...
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Freelancing in Germany when earning only little income

I plan to move to Germany with my spouse soon, and I will be employed full time. We do not speak the language, therefore it would be quite difficult for my spouse to find work. My spouse would like ...
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Registering as a sole trader and documentation needed - From Portugal to United Kingdom

I am currently living in Portugal and goin to move to the UK (Scotland) tomorrow. My boyfriend found a job there, so his company will be taking care of most of the needed paperwork, but I will have ...
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Working as a freelancer as a recently returned French citizen having never worked in France before

My wife is a French citizen with passport who has recently returned to France after not living here since she was a child. She works full time as a freelance artist, and currently only for American ...
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Doing freelance work in France--permission needed?

I currently live in France and have a residence card (spouse of EU citizen) that mentions that I am allowed to work. I am currently working part-time for an employer. In addition to my current job, ...
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Working as a freelancer in France

I am an EU citizen (not French) currently living in France and working for a French employer. I do not need or have a work permit or residence card to do this. My non-EU-citizen spouse (who needs a ...
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Living in the Netherlands, working in the UK

I am a 21 year old British female who, upon graduation of my masters in September, will be moving to the Netherlands to live with my partner. I am hoping to boost my career in freelance writing upon ...
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Working for a dutch company through a US company

My wife and I are EU citizens. I am employed by a Dutch company. This company may hire my wife indirectly as a freelancer through a US based company to work remotely from home. Essentially they would ...
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U.S. citizen living in France w/ French work permit - is it illegal to keep working for U.S. company?

I have been browsing other similar questions, and I am hoping to find a more certain answer because I'm sure someone has had the same experience. I am a U.S. citizen who moved to France 4 months ago ...
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Satisfying Ancestry Visa working requirements

I'm currently in the UK and 3.5 years through the duration of my Ancestry Visa. I am employed full time as a web designer and have been since approx. 8 months after my visa was issued. I now have an ...
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Can I have a P1 Visa and O1-B visa in the USA at same time?

I am a circus artist from Canada and I currently have a P1 visa, where I perform in the USA as part of a performance team. I am applying for an O-1B visa because I have been offered another employment ...
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I reside in Denmark with my Danish wife. My work is seasonal. How long can I work in another EU country per year?

I am an a scientific artist and my work so far is quite seasonal. I am a non EU citizen (Australian). I am on a family re-unification visa and I pay Danish tax. Can I work in another EU country for ...
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Odd jobs/Tutoring on a UK Tier 2

I am currently on a Tier 2 Worker's Visa in the UK with a Certificate of Sponsorship from a university as a research fellow. I am basically doing research only, and I miss doing some tutoring and ...
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H4 work from home (remotely) [duplicate]

Is it legally allowed to work from home using dependent visa. I am shifting to USA in a couple of months and my wife is also working in India. Her company accepts to work from home instead of ...
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Work permit for Argentina

I'm living in the UK and plan to move to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm self-employed/freelancer working for remote clients. Question: what are the requirements for me to get a work permit/visa so I ...
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CDN citizen living abroad in one country and working remotely for another [closed]

Need help with my situation: Canadian citizen Currently living and working in Africa for a company Offered a part-time position to work remotely for a UK company. Wishes to remain working in Africa,...
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UK Tier 2 visa from a client I worked as a freelancer

I'm a freelance software engineer from outside the EU. I have been working with a British client who owns a registered UK business for about two years. He and I both plan for me to move to UK for a ...
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What EU countries have the least income tax for a single freelancer?

I am an unmarried EU citizen with no children. I work freelance and my workplace is Internet. I'd like to relocate to another EU country where I can pay least income tax on my global income. ...
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Working as contractor in Australia as foreign citizen (EU)

I'm an EU-Citizen and I'd like to consider opportunity of working in Australia as IT-specialist (developer). If I find an opportunity to work there as contractor/freelancer, can I simply register my ...
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Am I (software developer) a freelancer or self-employed in Germany?

I'm busy filling out forms to get insurance and they require that I specify into which category I would fall into. The options are: Selbstständige (Self employed) Freiberufler (Freelancer) How ...
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Germany: Extending residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) after becoming self-employed

I have lived in Germany with job specific Aufenthaltstitel for more than 3 years. I have worked in two companies in this time, and when I got hired for the second job I went to Ausländerbehörde and ...
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Visa application - what working status can be used for a freelancer?

I'm applying for a UK visa, and one of question is about my current working status. I'm working as a freelancer (mainly for one company, but I'm not employed). What option should I use? Employed ...
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Contract work for US company based in Germany

I want to work as a contractor for a US based company and I'm legal resident of Germany with the right for self-employment “selbständige tätigkeit gestattet”. The german rules seem to say that if ...
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Can I take the theory exam in English for driving license in Portugal?

Can I take the theory exam in English for driving license in Portugal?
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Freelance (billing issues)

I am an illustrator and graphic designer. Very recently, I have received an offer from an agency of illustrators. The agency has the main core in Europe and I live in the United States (under J2 visa ...
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I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany

I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany. So would I need to register as a freelancer in Germany and how soon, if I travel back to England a ...
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Am I eligible for any USA work visas?

I have finished my graduation in 2013 May and since then I took a year gap to pursue other interests including photography, writing and film making. As of April 2014, I have secured a job in USA for a ...
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Self-employed in Germany - private vs. regular insurance [closed]

I'm a thirty-something freelance programmer starting a business and paid work will be scarce at the beginning (I will for the next 6 months be living from savings), so money for other expenses is ...
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Freelancing in the Netherlands when residing there with a work permit

In the Netherlands, there are separate visas for freelancers and employees of other companies. As I understand it one is only allowed to work for the company which has the employee permit for the ...
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Advice needed from Central or South America based freelancing expat

I'm an expat free-lance consultant working for a U.S. client in a European country that is not my home country. I'm also an E.U. citizen. Currently, my combined income tax and social security ...
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If I'm from another EU country, what do I need to do to permanently live and freelance in Germany?

I'm from Croatia and have been studying Computer Science for the past 5 years in Germany so now that I'm finished I'd like to stay a bit longer and make my living freelancing legally (open a small ...
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Combining freelance work with Kennismigrant work permit in Netherlands

I'm working as a "highly skilled migrant" (or Kennismigrant) in the Netherlands for a company. From time-to-time, I receive requests to do freelance work on the side. How properly (and legally) can I ...
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Where can I be tax resident when I don't stay in any EU-country longer that 6 months a year?

I'm a Polish citizen. I've become a German resident because I'm working there, and as fair as I have learned, I'm treated as resident if I'm in given country (Germany) more than 180 days a year. This ...
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Freelancing in Canada without work permit

I am a EU citizen and I expect to visit Canada for an extended period (I am allowed to stay up to 6 months without a work permit). As this is a rather long period, I would like to do some freelancing ...
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Working as contractor in USA as foreign citizen (EU)

I'm an EU-Citizen and I'd like to consider opportunity of working in USA as IT-specialist (developer). If I find an opportunity to work there as contractor (freelancer), can I simply register my ...
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Can you travel to the US on a ESTA to negotiate future work or collaborate as a freelancer?

I might have the opportunity to do some contract work as a contractor in the US. My fiscal advisor already told me that I am fully taxable in my home country. I will do all the work from home. In case ...