UK Domestic Worker Visa
UK Domestic worker visa in a private household consultants in India
The ‘domestic worker in a private household’ visa allows employers to bring their domestic workers with them when they visit the UK for up to 6 months. In order to be eligible, the applicant must be an ‘established’ member of the employer’s staff – this means that the applicant must have worked for at least 12 months in the employers household or at a household that the employer frequently uses.
The applicant is required to confirm that they would be working full-time in the UK as a domestic worker for that employer in a household that the employer will live in.
Immigration rules require that there is a written agreement between the Domestic worker and their employer setting out the terms and conditions of the employment.
The applicant must be accompanied by:
- their employer (or their husband, wife, civil partner or child) who is either a British or EEA national, usually residing outside the UK and who do not intend to live in the UK for more than 6 months; or
- Their employer (or their husband, wife, civil partner or child) who is a foreign national who is
coming to the UK on a visit and who don’t intend to remain for more than 6 months
The category of Domestic workers includes cleaners, chauffeurs, cooks, those providing personal care for the employer or a member of the employer’s family, and nannies.
Applicants are not permitted to change employer while they are in the UK or change to a different type of employment.