To meet the requirements
- Be aged 18-65 inclusive;
- Have been employed under the same roof as your employer
for one year or more immediately prior to your application,
- Have been employed in a household that your employer
uses on a regular basis for themselves for one year
or more immediately prior to your application, and
show evidence that there is a connection between you
and your employer;
- Intend to travel to the UK in the company of your
employer, your employer's spouse or your employer's
- Intend to work full-time as a domestic worker in
the same dwelling as your employer;
- Be able to maintain and accommodate yourself adequately,
as certified by your employer, without recourse to
Domestic workers include
chauffeurs, gardeners, cooks and nannies, if you are
providing a personal service relating to the running
of your employer's household.
How long can I stay
in the UK as a domestic worker?
When you apply to come
to the UK as a domestic worker, you will normally be
given permission to stay for up to 6 months if your
employer is coming to the UK as a visitor. If your employer
plans to live here for a longer period, you will normally
be given permission to stay for up to 12 months.
Before your permission
to stay ends, you must either:
- start to make arrangements to leave the UK;
- apply to the Home Office in the UK to extend your
If for any reason your
employer changes, you must inform us.
Can I bring my husband
or wife and children with me?
Your husband and wife
can come with you to the UK provided:
- you both intend living together during your stay
and your marriage is subsisting;
- there will be adequate accommodation without recourse
to public funds in accommodation which you occupy
- you can maintain him or her adequately without recourse
to public funds;
- he or she does not intend to stay in the UK beyond
the expiry of your visa.
Your children can
come to the UK with you provided:
- he or she is under 18;
- he or she is unmarried;
- he or she has not formed an independent family unit
and is not living an independent life;
- he or she can and will be maintained and accommodated
adequately without recourse to public funds in accommodation
occupied exclusively by you;
- he or she does not intend to stay beyond the expiry
of your visa
- both you and your spouse are being issued with entry
clearance, except where;
- you are the sole surviving parent;
- you have sole responsibility for the child's upbringing;
- there are exceptional reasons for allowing entry
and suitable arrangements have been made for his or
Can I stay in the
UK if I no longer have a job?
If you are no longer
working as a domestic worker in a private household,
you no longer meet the requirements of the rules under
which you were granted entry to the UK. In these circumstances
you should make arrangements to leave the UK.
What should I do
if my employer leaves the UK?
If you are accompanying
your employer on a visit to the UK, you will be expected
to leave with them.
If your employer is
living in the UK, you do not need to go with them on
trips abroad as long as they are still based in the
UK and are going to return. However, if your employer
leaves the UK permanently, you will be expected to leave
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