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T5 - Youth Mobility

This category replaced the Working Holidaymaker route. It enables people from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea and San Marino as well as British Overseas Citizens, British Overseas Territories Citizens or British Nationals (Overseas) who are aged between 18 and 30 to experience life in the UK for up to two years. Successful applicants have unlimited access to employment in the UK during this period.

India and Iceland are shortly to be added to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible for a visa.

Nationals of the listed countries have to be sponsored by their national governments, but this sponsorship is deemed to have taken place by an applicant's possession of a national passport. Fulfilling these criteria will get them the necessary points for Attributes under Appendix A of the Immigration Rules. There is no requirement for any command of the English language.

T5 (Youth mobility) migrants must show that they can support themselves. Currently the requirement under Appendix C is for savings of at least £2,530.

This subcategory does not lead to settlement. It is now possible for people with leave as T5 (Youth mobility) migrants to apply to switch to a Skilled Worker visa in the UK.

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