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Question for Home Office

UIN HL14748, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's departure from the EU on au pairs; and whether au pairs who are EU citizens will still be able to work in the UK for one year.

Answered on

26 April 2021

As has been the case since 2008, the UK’s points-based immigration system will not offer a dedicated route for au pairs.

Those who wish to employ an au pair can either look to offer a package which makes it attractive to those arriving in the UK with general rights to work, such as our Youth Mobility Schemes, or use the wide range of childcare options in the UK relied upon by most families.

EU citizens who arrived prior to 31 December 2020, including au pairs, are eligible to apply for status under this government’s EU Settlement Scheme which grants a general right to work in the UK.

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