This category (Domestic Worker) grants the foreign employer the permission to bring his/her domestic workers with them while they visit the United Kingdom for up to six months. The domestic worker must be a recognized and generally accepted member of staff of the said employer; also he/she must have worked with the employer for a minimum of one year before making the visa application. The rules for domestic workers changed on 6 April 2012.
The individual is expected to take up full-time work with the employer (in his place of residence whilst in the UK).
The individual is required to have a written undertaken that clearly state the terms and conditions of the individual appointment; it should also state that the employer is willing to meet all the requirements of the UK law concerning the national minimum wage for employees.
The applicant is expected to enter the United Kingdom with:
The individual is expected:
The individual will be required to make available the following whist making the application:
To elaborate clearly, domestic workers in this case can be cleaners, chauffeurs, cooks, nannies, and other individuals who provide personal care for their employer or his/her dependants. The individual is expected to take up work only in the employer’s residence whilst in the United Kingdom.
The domestic worker will usually be issued entry into the UK for not more than six months; of which he/she is expected to vacate the United Kingdom on the expiry of his/her permit or when the employer leaves the UK, whichever comes first. The individual is not eligible for an extension on expiry of the granted leave of entry to either the employer or the domestic worker; by the Home Office, UKBA.
The domestic worker is not permitted to change employer or change type of employment whilst he/she is resided in the United Kingdom. He/she is also not permitted to bring dependants along while coming but the dependant may choose to make an application as an individual like the Visitor’s Visa category if the wish to come to the UK.