Tier 5 – Youth Mobility Scheme

12 Jan 2018, 16 mins ago

Individuals from certain countries, aged between 18 and 30, could be eligible to apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa.  The Youth Mobility Scheme allows individuals to come and experience life in the UK for a period of up to two years.

On a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa you are able to study (for some courses you’ll need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme certificate), work, or be self employed and set up a company (as long as your premises are rented, your equipment isn’t worth more than £5,000 and you don’t have any employees).

Nationals from the following countries and territories could be eligible:

•    Australia

•    Canada

•    Japan

•    Monaco

•    New Zealand

•    Hong Kong

•    Republic of Korea

•    Taiwan

•    British overseas citizens

•    British overseas territories citizens

•    British national (overseas)

Note that citizens of Hong Kong and The Republic of Korea must get a sponsorship reference number before they apply.

There are several requirements that every applicant must satisfy this includes having a minimum of £1,890 in savings.  Furthermore, applicants must not have children that live with them or that they are financially responsible for.

Please note that you cannot apply for this visa if you have been in the United Kingdom at any other time as a working holidaymaker or under the youth mobility scheme.

Gherson has over 29 years experience in assisting clients with their Immigration matters. We have team of experts that work with clients to understand their unique circumstances and tailor advice accordingly.

Should you require assistance in applying for Tier 5 – Youth mobility scheme or advice on any of your immigration matters, please contact us.


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