The Overseas Domestic Worker Overseas Domestic Worker Visa is an immigration route for domestic workers who wish to work in the UK with their current employer for a period of up to 6 months.
Requirements for an Overseas Domestic Worker Visa
In order to qualify for an Overseas Domestic Worker Visa, you will need to satisfy UK Visas & Immigration that:
• You are aged 19 or over;
• You have been employed as a domestic worker for 12 months or more immediately before the date of application;
• You have been living with your employer or in a property that your employer uses as a home for themselves on a regular basis, for 12 months or more immediately before the date of application;
• You have agreed in writing the terms and conditions of your employment in the UK;
• You intend to work for your employer whilst your employer is in the UK;
• Your employer will pay you at least the UK National Minimum Wage;
• You intend to travel to the UK with:
– your British employer, or their British spouse, civil partner or child under the age of 18 (the employer’s usual place of residence must be outside the UK and the person accompanying you must not intend to remain in the UK for more than 6 months);
– a British employer’s foreign national spouse, civil partner or child under the age of 18 (the person accompanying you must not intend to remain in the UK for more than 6 months);
– a foreign national employer or their spouse, civil partner or child under the age of 18 (the person accompanying you must be seeking, or have been granted, a Visitor Visa, other than for the purpose of studies);
• You will leave the UK at the end of 6 months in the UK, or at the same time as your employer, whichever is sooner;
• You will not live for extended periods in the UK through frequent or successive visits;
• You will not make the UK your main home;
• You can and will be adequately maintained and accommodated without recourse to public funds;
• You do not fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal.
The Overseas Domestic Worker visa route does not lead to settlement in the UK and dependents are not eligible to join or accompany a main applicant.