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Extension Of Domestic Worker Visa

A dometic worker may be able to extend his/her stay in the UK depending on the personal circumstances of the domestic worker and his/her employer. You can apply to extend your domestic worker visa in one of the following circumstances:

  • You can extend your domestic worker visa up to a maximum of 6 months if your intial entry as a domestic worker was granted for less than 6 months.
  • A domestic worker may be able to apply for extension of his/her stay in the UK on the basis of compelling and compassionate grounds outside the immigration rules if the circumstances of the Domestic Worker are exceptional.
  • A domestic worker may be able to apply for extension of his/her stay as a victim of modern slavery.

Requirements To Extend Domestic Worker Visa Up To 6 Months

The applicant must:

  • have entered the UK with valid entry clearance as a domestic worker in a private household
  • have been granted less than 6 months leave to enter in this capacity
  • have continued to be employed for the duration of leave granted as a domestic worker in the private household of the employer who they entered with or joined in the UK
  • satisfy the Secretary of State that throughout their time in the UK they will be paid at least the national minimum wage rate that they are entitled to by law
  • provide a statement from their employer that the work they shall carry out in the UK does not constitute employment under paragraph 57 of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015
  • continue to be needed for employment for the period of the extension sought as a domestic worker in a private household the employer lives in, if there is evidence of this in the form of written terms and conditions of employment in the UK as set out in appendix 7 and evidence the he is living in the UK
  • meet the requirements of paragraph 159A(iv) and (vii)

The applicant must not:

  • intend to take employment except as a domestic worker in the private household of theiremployer
  • be in the UK in breach of immigration laws except any period of overstaying allowed under the Immigration Rules

Extension On Human Rights Grounds

In exceptional circumstances, a domestic worker may be able to extend his/her stay in the UK on human rights grounds outside the Immigration Rules if the circumstances of the applicant are exceptional and compassionate. Every case will be dealt with according to its own invidual facts but succeeding in such cases outside the Immigration Rules and under Human Rights grounds is always going to be quite challenging. The best interests of any British or settled children who are being cared by the domestic worker and whose welfare and well-being may be seriously compromised if the Domestic Worker were to leave the UK and not provide the required care can be one of the factors to be argued in cases involving applications for extension outside the Immigration Rules.

Domestic Workers and Modern Slavery

Those who are admitted as an overseas domestic worker and are found to be the victim of slavery or human trafficking can apply for an extension of stay on that basis. There is also guidance on the circumstances in which enforcement action should be taken in respect of a person admitted as an overseas domestic worker and who is a potential victim of slavery or human trafficking.

How Can We Help With Extension Application?

Our specialist team of Domestic Worker visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for your application for extension of stay as a domestic worker. As your appointed legal representatives, our work can include the following:

  • assessing your eligibility for extension of your stay visa by considering all the relevant eligibility requirements;
  • advising on relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application to extend your stay;
  • assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application;
  • completing online application form for extension of stay application;
  • preparing a detailed cover letter in support of your extension application to explain in detail how all the relevant requirements for extension have been satisfied by the applicant;
  • submitting the extension application online, paying the Home Office UKVI fees for the extension application and booking applicant’s appointment with the UKVCAS application centre;
  • uploading all the supporting documents online in support of the extension application;
  • doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office UKVI until decision is reached on your extension application.

Our Fixed Fees For Extension/Renewal Of Domestic Worker Visa

Our fixed fees for extension / renewal of Domestic Worker visa from inside the UK are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fixed Fees Range
Full service for extension of Domestic Worker visa from inside the UK to cover all the work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI From £2,000 + VAT To £3,500 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application for extension of Domestic Worker visa and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for extension of Domestic Worker visa from inside the UK, the applicant also has to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.

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