Planning Your Overseas Contractor Assignment

You’ve accepted a role overseas, now what?

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You’ve accepted a role overseas, now what?

  • Publish Date: Posted over 4 years ago
  • Author: Marketing Team

​Congratulations, you’ve just accepted your first overseas role and you’re jetting off to enjoy life as an expat. Now the initial excitement has worn off though you’ll have quite a lot of questions.

We take a look at the main things you’ll need to consider before stepping on the plane.

Visa and travel documentation

For many locations outside the EU you’ll need to secure a visa or permit to work, that will allow you to legally work in that country. Depending on where you are relocating to may incur a lengthy and complex process, so you’ll need to ensure you leave plenty of time.

Tax compliance

The rules on what tax you pay on your earnings differs in every country. It’s important to understand these so that you remain compliant and avoid any legal action or prosecution.

In-country payroll

You’ll need to think about how you’ll get paid in your new role. Working as a contractor means you’ll need to manage your own finances so you’ll need to get your Recruiter to recommend an in-country payroll solution that can manage your billing and tax obligations as one package.

Repatriation and travel insurance

When leaving outside your home country, you’ll need to think about what insurance policies you’ll need to ensure you have the right support if you incur any problems.

Policies such as repatriation will help you relocate back to the UK at the end of your contract, or arrange emergency travel plans if you need to return suddenly.

Getting the right support

If all of this makes you feel overwhelmed, then it needn’t. Recruitment agencies like NRL can provide an International Assignment Support service to support you with all the coordination and compliance, leaving you to enjoy your new adventure.

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