The Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa is a good alternative to the Tier 2 work visa for those who wish to come to the UK for a short period to work (up to 2 years). However, in order to apply for this visa, you must be an overseas British citizen or a citizen of a country listed under appendix G of the Immigration Rules. You cannot apply for this visa more than once or if you have previously been granted a visa under the former ‘working holiday-maker’.
What is a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa?
The Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa was designed for young people from participating countries (appendix G) or British overseas territories who wish to experience life in the UK. This visa allows you to enter the UK with a visa for up to 2 years to work and experience life.
What are the requirements for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa?
It is a points-based system application and you must score 50 points. Points will be awarded across three categories (nationality, age, and maintenance). The application must be submitted in accordance with Paragraph 245ZK of the Immigration Rules.
- You will be awarded 30 points if you can show that you are from a participating country (Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea & Taiwan or if you are a British overseas citizen, British overseas territories citizen or British national (overseas).
- You will be awarded 10 points if you can show that you are 18 or over and under 31 on the date you submit your application;
- You will be awarded 10 points if you can show that you have at least £1,890 in personal cash savings for maintenance and accommodation costs in the UK.
Your application will be refused if you have entered the UK on this visa before or if you have children under the age of 18. Your application may also be refused if you fall foul of the general grounds of refusal.
How much does a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa cost?
Unlike other UK work visas such as the Tier 2 or Representative of an Overseas Business visa, the Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa costs significantly less. The visa costs £244 plus the Immigration Health Surcharge payment of £600. However, this IHS fee will be increased in October 2020, but will still be less than for most other UK visa categories. You should receive a decision within 3 weeks from the date you submit your application and biometric information at a visa application centre.
Can I apply for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa extension?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to apply for an extension under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa route. If your entry clearance application is successful you will be granted a visa for up to 2 years. However, you can consider alternative applications to remain in the UK on a long-term basis.
Can I work on Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa?
Under this route, Applicants can undertake salaried employment or self-employment. Self-employment is permitted under this route as long as you do not own any business premises where you wish to operate from. However, you can rent a business space to operate from. If you are self-employed you cannot have any employees and your business equipment must not cost more than £5,000. Applicants cannot work as a professional sportsperson or a doctor or dentist.
Applicants on this visa cannot access public funds and must financially support themselves in the UK.
How our immigration solicitors can help with Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa applications
Our immigration solicitors in London specialise in visa applications and prepare applications to the highest standard. We have an impeccable track history of submitting successful Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa applications for a range of clients. The key to submitting a successful Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa application is being aware of the relevant Immigration Rules and submitting the correct supporting documents. Our immigration solicitors in London guide Applicants through the requirements and prepare detailed legal submissions in support of the application. In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provides multiple substantial reviews of the application bundle to ensure that the correct documentary evidence is submitted. We also prepare and assist with the submission of the application.
Using our Immigration Solicitors to submit Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa applications
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration matter. You can instruct one of our immigration and visa legal representatives to successfully assist you with a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa application to submit a visa application. Our solicitors and Barristers will help you comply with the Home Office’s requirements and meet the Immigration Rules.
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 application succeeds, our solicitors and barristers will ensure all specified documents must be provided.
The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successfully submit Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa applications
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 prospects of submitting a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa application before your application even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of a visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements under the Immigration 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 immigration applications. 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 to discuss a visa application.
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