The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa has replaced the former UK Working Holiday Visa Programme. The purpose of Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa is to provide an opportunity for young and ambitious people aged from 18 to 30 to come and experience life in the UK. The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa allows young people from the participating countries to live and work in the UK temporarily for a maximum period of two years.
Requirements to apply for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa
Applicants who wish to apply for a visa under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme must satisfy paragraph 245 of the Immigration Rules. Applicants must also be familiar with the UKVI Home Office Policy and Guidance. In order to successfully apply for a visa under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must not fall under the General Grounds of Refusal;
- Applicants must be a national of one of the participating countries under Appendix G to the Immigration Rules or be a British Overseas Citizen, British Overseas Territories Citizen or British National (Overseas) under the definition provided by the British Nationality Act 1981;
- Applicants must want to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years;
- Applicants must be aged 18 to 30 and must have at least £1890 in cash savings.
In order to discuss the requirements for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa in greater detail, Applicants can contact us for a comprehensive consultation on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa requirements.
Participating Countries in the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa
There are currently 8 countries participating in the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa. Tier 5 Workers from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea and Taiwan can all apply for this visa. However, workers from Hong Kong, Republic of Korea and Taiwan must take extra steps and must first apply for sponsorship from their government prior to making an application to the UK Visas and Immigration department of the Home Office. Individuals can also apply if they are a British overseas citizen, British overseas territories citizen or British national (overseas) citizen.
It is important to note that the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa is closed to Applicants who have previously been granted a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa or a visa under the former UK Working Holiday Visa Programme. These Applicants will need to apply for an alternative route to enter the UK.
Do’s and Don’ts under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa
As mentioned above this visa allows successful Applicants to come and work or live in the UK for a period of two years and are not required to apply for a Tier 2 Work visa. Under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Applicants can study for some courses but in some circumstances, Applicants may need to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme Certificate. The key attraction about the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa is that Applicants can work in most jobs without the need of Tier 2 Sponsorship. Applicants can set up their own business but must comply with the restrictions imposed on them.
Applicants cannot apply to bring their family members with them as their dependents under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme. In fact, Applicants with family members who depend on them or live with them are not eligible to apply. Further, Applicants cannot extend their stay (the period of the grant is two years only) and they cannot work as professional sports people or in the medical field. Lastly, Applicants on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa cannot apply for to access public funds.
Using Legal Representation apply for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct immigration and visa legal representatives to apply for a visa under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme in the United Kingdom.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa, all necessary documents must be provided.
This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa meets the Immigration Rules.
Successfully apply for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation of your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to successful Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.