FRONTIER WORKER PERMIT
There are three steps to the application process:
- Confirm your identity and contact The application form is accessible by computer, tablet or smartphone. You can use the UK Immigration: ID Check app to verify your identity. You will need to enter your contact preferences and scan your passport. You can use someone else’s phone to prove your identity. If you are unable to use the app, you will need to attend a visa application centre to verify your identity. You may need to pay for this service where it is provided by a commercial partner.
- Prepare your application You will need to enter your personal details, including time spent in the UK, details about your work in the UK, and reasons for retaining your worker or self-employed person status (if relevant). You must also complete a criminality check.
- Provide evidence and submit your application You will need to include details of your employment or self-employment history in the UK, such as contracts, and payslips or invoices relating to work carried out in the UK. If you are applying as someone who has, or had, retained status, you will need to provide proof of your reason for not working in the UK, such as a letter from your GP or proof of enrolment on a training course.
When you renew your permit, you’ll need to show that you continued to meet the eligibility requirements over the period of time since you last applied.
If you’re not employed or self-employed at the point you apply to renew, or you’re temporarily unable to work, you’ll still be able to apply for a 2-year permit as someone with ‘retained’ status (as long as you meet the requirements).
There’s no fee to apply for the permit, and you do not have to pay the immigration health surcharge. You may have to pay to submit your biometric information (photograph or fingerprints).