Overseas Domestic Worker Visa

If you aspire to work as an Overseas Domestic Worker in the UK, this guide will provide you with valuable insights into the UK Overseas Domestic Worker visa, including its requirements and information to help you embark on this fulfilling journey.

Understanding the Overseas Domestic Worker Visa

The UK Overseas Domestic Worker Visa is designed for individuals who wish to accompany their employers to the UK and work in their private households. Domestic workers include cleaners, chauffeurs, cooks, those providing personal care for the employer and their family, and nannies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be 19 years old or older.
  • Have worked for your employer for at least 1 year.
  • Work in the same household as your employer or one they use regularly.
  • Plan to travel to the UK with your employer, their partner, or children.
  • Intend to work as a full-time domestic worker in a UK household your employer will live in.
  • Plan to leave the UK at the end of 6 months.
  • Are able to support yourself in the UK without the need for public funds.

Important Information

  • You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to the UK.
  • You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK.
  • It costs £531 for an Overseas Domestic Worker visa.
  • You can use the visa to visit the UK with your employer for up to 6 months.
  • You must return home at the end of the 6 months and you cannot extend an Overseas Domestic Worker visa.
  • The application can be completed through the online application portal.


By adhering to the requirements and procedures outlined in this guide, you can embark on your journey with confidence. Seek our professional advice to help you embrace the opportunity to make a difference in British households as an Overseas Domestic Worker.

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