The Overseas Domestic Worker Visa allows overseas employers to bring their domestic workers with them when visiting the United Kingdom for up to 6 months. Domestic workers in private households can include cleaners, chauffeurs, gardeners, cooks, nannies and carers. They must be employed in the UK in the employer’s house or in a house that they use regularly.
What are the requirements for the Overseas Domestic Worker Visa?
Applicants must have been employed as a domestic worker in the same employer’s household overseas for at least one year immediately before applying to enter the UK in this capacity. Visa holders will need to accommodate and support themselves without recourse to public funds.
Your employer must be a British citizen who usually lives outside the UK and who does not intend to remain in the UK for more than 6 months, or be a foreign citizen who is coming to the UK on a visit and does not want to remain for more than 6 months.
What can you do and what can’t you do on the Overseas Domestic Worker Visa?
- stay in the UK if your employer takes a short trip to another country during the visit
- travel abroad and return to the UK to complete your stay as long as you still work for your employer
- change employers to another job as a domestic worker in a private household if you stay for less than 6 months
- change your job for the employer you came to the UK with
- live in the UK for long periods of time through frequent visits
- bring your dependants to the UK
- access public funds
Successfully Submit a Domestic Worker Visa Application
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your prospects of submitting a Domestic Worker visa application before your application even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of a Domestic Worker visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation to discuss a Domestic Worker visa application.
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