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Minimum/maximum number of days in the UK/US?

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Trills Wed 05-Oct-11 15:04:30

Also posted in Living Overseas.

This is entirely hypothetical by the way.

If I have a job in the UK, with a UK company, where I mainly work from home using the internet, what would happen if I were to do it a lot of the time in the US? Assuming that the company don't care where I work as long as I get it done.

Is there a minimum amount of time I would need to spend in the UK? Is there a maximum amount of time I am allowed to spend in the US (at a time or total per year)?

I know that under the visa waiver scheme I have to have a return ticket bought and I can stay no longer than 90 days, but is there anything to stop me going for 80 days, coming back for 10 days, and going out again?

Grevling Wed 05-Oct-11 15:40:10

The leaving the US for a few days no longer works now. If you were to go back for a few days they'd not likely let you in again for a while. You'd also need a VISA as you'd be there on business. A long business visa is unlikley to be granted without a company sponsoring you or details of where you're going to be working.

As for UK tax you need to spend 183 days in the UK to be though of as a UK tax resident. However this drops to 91 days over a 4 year period.

Trills Wed 05-Oct-11 15:43:41

Thanks for replying.

I would be be there on business, I'd just be there, the business happens in the imaginary world of the interweb which is in no country.

I didn't think it would be that simple smile

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