January 2021 – ENTRY VISAS TO THE UK


Regrettably we must advise that as from 1st January 2021 there is NO VIABLE ENTRY VISA for an EU Au Pair candidate to the UK

Despite intensive lobbying, the government have decided to impose unworkable and costly entry requirements for this category.

We hope that the UK government will re-think this judgement, but currently we are unable to arrange placements for EU candidates to participate in this programme.

The only candidates that we are currently able to offer are those who are eligible to travel under the Youth Mobility Scheme visa (T5).  

In normal times we receive excellent applications from Australia, Canada and New Zealand under this visa but understandably travel is limited due to current travel restrictions.

Pre-Settled Status for Au Pairs

Should you currently be hosting an EU au pair, he/she should apply for Pre-Settled Status to ensure that he/she is free to travel in and out of the UK without problem. The deadline for applying is 

30 June 2021 but the au pair candidate must have arrived in the UK before 31st December 2020 to be eligible.