Visa Requirements

Candidates must abide by the work regulations and possess the relevant legal documentation to work in the country where they wish to be placed.  To apply for a vacancy you must hold the correct papers in accordance with the immigration laws of that country.   

Evidence of this will be requested and must be proved at the preliminary interview with a consultant from The Match Company.  We are unable to help you obtain a Visa or Work Permit and advise that you seek official information and guidance from your relevant Government or Embassy.

Working in the UK

Candidates wishing to work in the UK must:

  • Be a British Citizen
  • Or be a National from Switzerland or another EEA country
  • Or hold a valid UK Work Permit and/or another legally acceptable document that may constitute Indefinite Leave to Remain, an Ancestry Visa, a Domestic Working Visa or a Working Holiday Visa.

For further information regarding specific working visas and the ability to work in the UK please visit or

Working in Europe

  • EU citizens including British Nationals can apply for vacancies in fellow EU countries. Employers can sponsor visas for those who hold EU passports wanting to work in Switzerland and Norway
  • New member state citizens must obtain a valid work permit to apply for positions in the relevant EU country
  • Visas such as Indefinite Leave to Remain or a Working Holiday Visa, allows the holder to work only in the UK and therefore we are unable to place candidates on these visas into other EU countries.
  • The Schengen Visa is to allow freedom of travel between Schengen countries but is not a valid permit to work.

Working in the USA

  • Work in the USA is restricted to US Citizens and Green Card holders.  Unless you already hold a Green Card, it is highly unlikely that you will obtain one
  • Nannies under the age of 27 years can apply for an au-pair visa in the USA.  For details regarding the Au-Pair America program, please visit

Working in the Middle East and Russia

  • Employers must sponsor candidates for placements in Russia and the Middle East.