You can apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa if you:

  • want to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years
  • are aged 18 to 30
  • have £1,890 in savings
  • have certain types of British Nationality or are from certain countries
  • meet the other eligibility requirements

Eligibility Criteria

You can apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa if you’re aged 18 to 30 and you’re from:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • Republic of Korea
  • Taiwan

You can also apply if you’re 18 to 30 and a:

You can’t apply for entry clearance under Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) if you have:

  • children who live with you
  • children you’re financially responsible for
  • already been in the UK under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme or in the former ‘working holidaymaker’ category

Sponsorship: citizens of Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea

You need to be sponsored if you’re from Hong Kong or the Republic of Korea. You must get a certificate of sponsorship reference number before you apply.

A certificate of sponsorship is a unique reference number that holds information about the job you will do and your personal details. It’s not a certificate or paper document.

Apply for a certificate of sponsorship in:

Point Scoring For Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Visa

To be able to apply for entry clearance under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS), you must score 50 points and meet all the other requirements of the Immigration Rules.

You can score points as shown below:

Attributes

Points Available

Nationality 30
Age 10
Maintenance (Funds) 10

If your application is successful you will be granted entry clearance for two years. You will be free to do whatever work you like during your stay in the United Kingdom, except for self employment (subject to certain exceptions), working as a professional sportsperson (including as a sports coach) or working as a doctor or dentist in training.

Dependents are not permitted. In addition, you must not have any children under the age of 18 who are either living with you or for whom you are financially responsible. If you are married or have a partner, you may participate in the YMS. Although spouses or partners of YMS participants may not enter the United Kingdom as dependants, they may enter if they qualify and obtain entry clearance in their own right under the YMS, or qualify for entry in another capacity.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Entry Clearance Under The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance applications. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British High Commission/Embassy/Consulate in your application for entry clearance as Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme;
  • Discussing your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application;
  • Considering contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the online application form for Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application;
  • Assisting you with the preparation for an interview to be conducted by the Entry Clearance Officer in relation to your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Entry Clearance application and discussing with you the possible questions to be asked by the interviewing officer in relation to your application during the interview;
  • Protecting your interests while your  Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until decision is reached on your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application;
  • Advising you on the outcome of your application and any further steps to be taken by you upon receipt of the decision from the Home Office, UKVI.

Our Fee For Entry Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Entry Clearance Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £800 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services for Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme entry clearance application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee, Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) etc.

FAQs: Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS)

The Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) is for sponsored young people from participating countries and territories who wish to experience life in the United Kingdom.

The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa is granted for a period of 2 years and cannot be extended beyond 2 years.

Deemed Sponsorship Status means that the country or territory is not required to issue its nationals or passport holders with a Certificate of Sponsorship in order to enable a successful application under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme. If you are from a country or territory that does not have Deemed Sponsorship Status, you can only apply at a post in your own country or territory. For details of these countries see Appendix G of the Immigration Rules.

Criterion Points

Nationality:

You will be awarded 30 points if you meet either of the below requirements:

  • you are a citizen of a country or passport holder of a territory listed in Appendix G of the Immigration Rules
  • you are a British Overseas Citizen, British Overseas Territories Citizen or British National (Overseas) as defined by the British Nationality Act 1981

You must produce a valid passport to confirm you are a national of a country or the rightful holder of a passport issued by a territory participating in the Youth Mobility Scheme or a British Overseas Citizen, British Overseas Territories Citizen or British National (Overseas).

If you are from a country or territory without Deemed Sponsorship Status you must also submit a valid Certificate of Sponsorship issued by your country or territory when you make your application. Currently South Korea and Hong Kong do not have deemed sponsorship status.

30

Age:

You will be awarded 10 points if you:

  • will be 18 or over at the time your entry clearance becomes valid for use; and
  • are under the age of 31 on the date your application is made.

In all cases the Home Office UKVI will use the passport issued by your country or territory to confirm that your age is within the prescribed range.

10

Maintenance:

To be awarded 10 points under the maintenance requirement you must demonstrate that you have the required funds as required under Appendix C of the Immigration Rules.

10

As set out in Appendix G of the Immigration Rules, there is an annual allocation of places on the Youth Mobility Scheme for each participating country or territory. Applications will be accepted for consideration only up to the point that a country’s or territory’s annual allocation for that year has been filled. There is no annual allocation for applications from British Overseas Citizens, British Overseas Territories Citizens and British Nationals (Overseas).

You can challenge the refusal of your Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa by filing an Administrative Review (AR) against the decision of the Home Office UKVI.

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