There are many different kinds of people who go to the UK for a variety of reasons. Among them are domestic workers looking for work. But before you do, it’s important that you check all the requirements that you need to prepare in order to start your travel application in the UK, that is, of course, after you have received a job offer in the said country. That way, the Embassy would have a legitimate reason to consider your application for travel to their country.
If you possess a valid Philippine passport and are looking to work in the UK for at least 6 months, you will need to apply for a UK working visa. In this post, we will share with you the basic steps and requirements that you need to do if you’re applying from Singapore:
What Every Domestic Worker Needs to Know to Get a UK Working Visa
Each type of visa comes with a different set of requirements, fees, as well as specific coverage. Therefore, before you begin your application, it’s important that you know which type of visa is appropriate for your case.
Private Household Visa
Specification: This is applicable to those who will be working as a cleaner, cook, caregiver, chauffeur, nanny, house help, or other similar household jobs in the UK.
- Must be between the age of 18 and 65 years old
- Has worked for at least one year for one employer
- Has worked regularly in either the same household as her employer or a house they regularly use.
- A valid passport (or travel ID)
- Two (2) colour passport size photographs
- Proof of financial capacity (i.e. bank statements or pay slips from the previous 6 months)
- Residency details of the household where you will be staying
- A return travel booking
Visa applications can be performed online via the UK government’s official website. You can also check out other specific details for the visa type that suits you best on their website.
You may also visit the British High Commission in Singapore to check out job postings and seek assistance with other inquiries they may be able to help you out with.
British High Commission Address:
100 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247919
Telephone Number: +65 6424 4200
Whether it is a planned career move or an opportunity that opens up for you at the right time, going to the UK for work is entirely a new and exciting experience that you shouldn’t miss out – hoping that everything goes favourably for your application process, but as with anything related to visa applications, preparation is always key.