The Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) is a great opportunity for young people from designated countries or territories who wish to live in the UK for up to 2 years.
The eligibility requirements are based on nationality, age, and financial capabilities.
An applicant must be aged 30 or under on the date of application.
Who can apply for the Youth mobility scheme visa (formerly Tier 5):
British Overseas Citizens, British Overseas Territories Citizens, or British Nationals as defined by the British Nationality Act 1981 can apply for this scheme
Nationals or citizens of a country or the holders of a passport issued by:
Importantly, Prospective Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa applicants who are national of Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong will need to be picked from an annual lottery for available quotas.
Financial requirements for Youth mobility scheme visa
The applicant must have funds of £2,530 for a 28-day period and not have any children aged under 18 who are either living with them or financially dependent upon them.
Work conditions of Youth mobility scheme visa applicants:
Successful applicants are allowed to work in the UK but subject to certain restrictions:
Youth mobility scheme visa application process and fees:
Applicants should apply online. It costs £244 to apply unless premium services are used, which are paid separately. The application can be made 6 months before travel. The decision is usually made within 3 weeks.CONSULTATION
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This begs the question: what if I have a gap in my lawful residence?
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