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Domestic Workers

The ‘domestic worker in a private household’ category allows overseas employers to bring their domestic workers with them when they visit the UK for up to 6 months. The rules for domestic workers changed on 6 April 2012.

Eligibility Criteria

You must obtain a visa before you travel here.

When you apply for a visa, you must have been working for at least 1 year immediately before your application:

  • As a domestic worker in the same house as your current employer; or
  • In a household that your current employer uses regularly, and there is evidence of a connection between you and the employer.

You must intend to work full-time in the UK as a domestic worker for that employer in a household that your employer will live in.

You and your employer must have a written agreement that sets out the terms and conditions of your employment. It must say that that your employer will comply with UK law on the national minimum wage.

You must intend to travel to the UK with:

  • An employer who is a British or EEA citizen, usually lives outside the UK, and does not intend to stay in the UK for more than 6 months; or
  • That employer’s husband, wife, civil partner or child who is also a British or EEA citizen; or
  • The foreign national husband, wife, civil partner or child of an employer who is a British or EEA citizen and does not intend to stay in the UK for more than 6 months; or
  • A foreign national employer (or their husband, wife, civil partner or child) who has a visa to come to the UK as a visitor.

You must also:

  • Be aged between 18 and 65; and
  • Intend to leave the UK at the end of 6 months or at the same time as your employer, whichever is sooner; and
  • Not intend to work in the UK except as a domestic worker for that employer; and
  • Be able to support yourself without the need for public funds.

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