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Domestic Workers Visa – UK Domestic Workers Visa Guidance

By Paul Aslett on October 16, 2016 in UK Visa Information Thailand

Requirements for the UK Domestic Workers Visa Application

When your employer decides to go to the UK for various reasons, as their domestic workers visa in a private household, you can join them through a permit that allows you to access the UK and remain there for a particular period. Some of the requirements for the UK domestic workers visa application are;

Age and relationship with employer – Visa For Domestic Workeruk domestic workers visa

The age bracket for UK domestic workers visa application is from 18 years to 65 years old. Your relationship with your employer as a domestic worker in a private house is for at least one year. Also, you cannot change your employer once you get to the UK and your intention is to remain as a full-time private household employee for your current employer.

Visa application – General Guidance

The term domestic workers in such applications refer to cooks, cleaners, chauffeurs, nannies and those with the responsibility to provide personal care for the employer and his or her family. As a domestic worker, your dependants cannot come with you, but there is a provision for them to apply for the general visitor visa if they want to gain access to the UK on their right.

Written Agreement – This Is Required From Your Employer

A letter of understanding between you and your employer is the other requirement, which should outline the terms and conditions of your employment and that your employer is ready to comply with the national minimum wage as set by the UK. You can come in with your employer or your employer’s husband, wife, civil partner or child only if they have a visitor visa.

Different rules apply to you if you’re a domestic worker who applied for entry to the UK on or before 5 April 2012.

You can:

  • extend your stay in the UK every 12 months
  • apply to settle permanently in the UK after 5 years
  • bring your partner and children under 18
  • move to a similar job in the UK

Are you a victim of human trafficking – slavery

Knowledge of English – A1 English testing in the UK

Other important information for domestic workers who entered the UK before April 05 2012

Ability to support yourself without reliance on public funds is also a requirement in the application process. We can help you process your visa. Please contact us.

About the Author

Paul AslettView all posts by Paul Aslett
Qualified UK Immigration Consultant - OISC F200700163. Owner of Thai Visa Express - UK -Australia- Thailand Visa applications. Expertise UK visa immigration family migration visa applications - leave to enter & remain in the UK. My expertise is visas for Thai citizens to travel or settle overseas, currently living working in Thailand.