YOUTH MOBILITY SCHEME TIER (5)
The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) allows young people to come and experience life in the United Kingdom for up to two (2) years. Young UK nationals will also be able to benefit from similar opportunities in participating countries.
The YMS is for young applicants wanting to come and experience life in the UK.
Applicants should be between (18-30) years and national of Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, San Marino or Taiwan. They should also meet the maintenance or financial requirement to meet the potential costs of living in the UK.
Successful applicants will be able to live and work (including au pair placements and voluntary work) in the UK for two (2) years under the YMS. . An applicant can leave and come back to the UK at any time during their stay. An applicant can also study full-time on a Tier 5 (Youth mobility scheme) visa.
Frequently asked questions
Rights of Dependants?
Conditions of Stay?
No recourse to public funds;
Registration with the police, if applicable;
Employed as a professional sportsperson (including as a sports coach) or as a doctor in training
Applicants can only be self-employed if:
They do not own permanent premises from which they do their business (other than their home);
The total value of their equipment that they use in their business is not worth more than £5,000; and
They do not have employees.
How long can I stay?
Can I apply for settlement?
Immigration Health Surcharge?
Offshore applicants will have to pay the health surcharge if they are applying for a visa for a period of longer than six months, and onshore applicant will have to pay the health charge for any length of visa.
The biometric residence permit is a residence permit which holds a migrant's biographic details (name, date and place of birth) and biometric information (facial image and fingerprints), and shows their immigration status and entitlements while they remain in the UK. This also means that a UK visa will no longer be stamped in the applicant's passport and all applicants will be issued one of the new Biometric visa cards instead. These cards look very similar to a (pink) UK driving license, except they have a microchip in the back.
Once the application for YMS visa is submitted online, applicants are required to attend their biometric appointment at one of the Visa Application Centers to provide their fingerprints, photo and signature.
Successful offshore applicants will receive a 30 day' vignette sticker' in their passport instead of a vignette with the full grant of leave. This 30-day visa will be the date they indicated as their intended travel date in their visa application. Applicants will be required to collect their BRP from the Post Office branch detailed in their decision letter within ten days of arrival in the UK. The Post Office branch is linked to the postcode that they submitted in their visa application. The BRP card can then be used as proof of right to work, study and access public services in the UK.