UK Domestic Worker visa allows you to enter the UK with your employer and stay in the UK as a domestic worker in a private household for up to 6 months. You must have worked for your employer for at least one year. Your employer must be a British citizen whose usual place of residence is outside the UK or a foreign citizen who is coming to the UK as a visitor for a short stay.
Those who applied for a UK Domestic Worker visa after 5 April 2012 cannot apply to extend their visa or for the settlement in the UK.
If you are working as one of the following, you will be considered a domestic worker:
Providing personal care for the employer and their family
You must meet the following eligibility requirements for a UK Domestic Worker visa application:
You don’t need a job offer from your employer for a Domestic Worker visa.
You can only apply online for a UK Domestic Worker visa from outside the UK.
You need to have your biometric information (your fingerprints and photograph) taken at a visa application centre.
Documents You Must Provide
You need to provide the following documents as part of your UK Domestic Worker visaapplication:
If any document is not in English or Welsh language, you need to provide a certified translation of the same.
You may be required to submit additional documents depending on your circumstances.
When you apply for a Domestic Worker visa, you should know the rights you are entitled to. Your employer must:
Pay you the wage agreed upon by both of you, and this must be at least the national minimum wage
Pay you for holidays again agreed by both of you
Not force you to work beyond working hours
give you the notice you’re entitled to if your employment ends
You should have a copy of employment conditions in writing that you and your employer have agreed on. Your employer cannot change your employment conditions without your agreement.
If your employer does not meet these requirements, you can take legal action through an employment or industrial tribunal or the civil courts.
If you want to return to your home country, you can contact your country’s Embassy or High Commission in the UK.
Should you wish to apply for a Domestic worker visa, please contact Visa and Migration Ltd on 02034111261.
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