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I think the UKBA reps that you spoke with may have been a bit confused. I would generally not suggest taking advice from them because it's like taking advice from the opposing team's lawyer.
She is permitted to change employers during her visa provided she remains working as a domestic worker. She should really have informed the UKBA of the change of employer and will have to explain why she did not when she comes to extend her visa:-
If she offers a reasonable explanation (eg. Honest mistake) then I would not expect this to preclude her from receiving an extension, but she should certainly volunteer it to them and attempt to mitigate the oversight.
She will be able to apply for an extension of her visa provided you are employing her as a domestic worker. If successful then she will granted a visa for a further 12 months. All the forms and information you require is available on this webpage:-
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Thank you for the information Tom,
I read most of this information on the Home office webpage but I need to be sure that I can employ a domestic worker on a mult entry domestic worker (visitor) visa (as stated in her passeport). She came here on a 6 month domestic worker visitor visa and not a long-term domestic worker visa. Can she change jobs on that kind of visa? Or should she have left the country with her former employer?
Also all her correspondence such as Bank statement, payslips, ... are at my adress. When we discussed her employment we said that we might consider a live-in position but we were and are still refurbishing so she is living at a friends apartment (for free) next to our house. What should we state for her residency. Just explain what I just told you?
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX Her employer left the country early january (but she might still have be working for her, can she still be considered haven worked for her employer if she left the UK) and I employed her end of February, is that an acceptable amount of time?
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