On the 31st of January, the UK finally left the European Union. And it was a relief – because it’s all everyone’s been talking about for the last few years. But there’s also a lot of uncertainty amongst young people that want to become an au pair after Brexit, but aren’t sure what this means for them
Since the Brexit vote in 2016, there’s been a huge decline in the number of European au pairs wanting to live and work in England. Because people were concerned and unsure about what it meant that the UK was leaving Europe.
And let’s be honest: things haven’t become any more clear since that vote. The UK government and the EU have a lot more to discuss.
There are a number of things that are clear, though. On AuPairWorld, the most popular website that people can use to find au pairs and host families alike, you can read a full article on the impact Brexit will have on au pairs.
Three things you need to know about being an au pair after Brexit
- If you were living in the UK before Brexit and aren’t sure when you want to leave, you can apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. This is extremely easy to do and won’t cost you anything.
- If you’re going to arrive in the UK as an au pair after Brexit, you don’t have to do anything if you stay ends before the 31st of December 2020.
- If your stay is going to be longer and you’re from Europe, you can still come to the UK to be an au pair until January of 2023. The same goes for UK citizens wanting to be an au pair in a country within the EU.
After arriving in the UK, you can apply for a European Temporary Leave to Remain (Euro TLR) status. This is a 36-month temporary immigration status (much longer than the average au pair stay) and it’s free to apply.
Non-European Au Pairs
If you want to come to the UK as an au pair after Brexit, and you’re from a country that’s not from within the European Union, Brexit won’t change anything for you. Read more about applying for an au pair visa on Au Pair World.com