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Brexit | Nannytax


How will Brexit affect Nanny Employers?

Following the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union on 31st January 2020, new rules around travelling to and working within the UK, have been announced.

We have put together a list of the top Brexit FAQs from nannies and nanny employers.

How do I check if I have the right to come and work in the UK? add remove

If you are applying to work within UK, but are not a UK national, you should check HMRC’s website for visa requirements prior to travelling.


You can use the online checker on the Governments website to find out what type of visa you may require for working in the UK, along with details of the next steps to take.


As part of the Governments visa process, you may be required to provide Identification and evidence illustrating that you can financially support yourself during your stay.

My question isn't answered? add remove

Further information can be found on gov.uk website, or if you are a European citizen you can call UK Visas and Immigration from inside the UK on 0300 123 2253, Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4.30pm.


To contact UK Visas and Immigration from outside the UK, you can do this via their online form.

Are nannies eligible to apply for the governments skilled worker visa? add remove

Whilst individuals working as nannies are eligible to apply for the skilled worker visa, they must ensure that they meet the Government’s eligibility criteria and have a sponsor in place, to be granted the visa.


However, it is worth noting that Government’s guidance currently states that domestic employers are not eligible to sponsor individuals who wish to in the UK.


Further information on the skilled worker visa, can be found here.

How much does a visa cost? add remove

The application fee for a visa, can vary depending on the circumstances.  In addition to the visa fee, you may also be required to pay an Immigration Health Surcharge for the duration of your stay. This will provide you with access to healthcare services offered by the NHS.

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