Maid/nanny advice.....

Old Nov 23rd 2010, 2:25 pm
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Mrs Peppeh and I have a 3 yr old daughter here and are looking for a live-in maid/nanny.

We currently have one of Mrs Peppeh's vauge in-laws here with us on a visitor's visa due to expire mid December. She is a Ghanaian passport holder, and has a reasonable education (certificates notarized & attested).

My Company's PRO has already been along to see El Capitano of immigration and was prompty told "no Africans" would be granted maid's visas.

I was thinking of going along to see the man in uniform myself and doing a bit of grovelling....

Any other suggestions?

btw I won't even think about offering a brown envelope or a BJ
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Mrs Peppeh and I have a 3 yr old daughter here and are looking for a live-in maid/nanny.

We currently have one of Mrs Peppeh's vauge in-laws here with us on a visitor's visa due to expire mid December. She is a Ghanaian passport holder, and has a reasonable education (certificates notarized & attested).

My Company's PRO has already been along to see El Capitano of immigration and was prompty told "no Africans" would be granted maid's visas.

I was thinking of going along to see the man in uniform myself and doing a bit of grovelling....

Any other suggestions?

btw I won't even think about offering a brown envelope or a BJ
that may well be the rule, Lionheart might know more about this, (I am being serious).
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Old Nov 23rd 2010, 3:45 pm
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Default Re: Maid/nanny advice.....

there's a list of "approved" nationalities that can be maids here (yeah, just don't get me on how offensive that is!) and I think Ethiopian is the only African nationality allowed.

However, way back when I was thinking about an au-pair, some people said it was possible to get a different nationality approved, generally by seeing Top Dog in person and doing a bit of pleading.

Good luck!
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Thanks ladies, it's what I thought.

Pains me as it ****** does, looks like I'm gonna have to find a large tin of Quality Street for El Capitano's missus
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Thanks ladies, it's what I thought.

Pains me as it ****** does, looks like I'm gonna have to find a large tin of Quality Street for El Capitano's missus
or some Paatchi chocolates
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It is possible, our PRO just organised for some Pakistani maids (apparently not on the possible list). A guy I used to work with also managed to get an off-menu-maid.

I think you go to immigration and speak with the nice man. Take some dash along with you.
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