If you wish to apply for a visa in this category then our team at Hunter Stone Law will be able to guide and assist you throughout every step of the process. In order to qualify for this visa you would have to meet the requirement of the relevant section of the Immigration Rules. However we have attempted to simplify the requirements below.
You can apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa if you:
You need to be sponsored if you’re from Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea or Taiwan.
You’ll be given a visa to live and work in the UK for up to 24 months. You can enter the UK at any time while your visa is valid, and leave and come back at any time during your stay. If you turn 31 while you’re in the UK, you can stay for as long as your visa is valid.
You can apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa if you’re aged 18 to 30 and you’re from:
You can also apply if you’re 18 to 30 and a:
You can’t apply if you have:
You must have £1,890 from 1 July in savings.
Sponsorship - citizens of Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan
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. You must apply for your visa within 3 months of receiving your certificate of sponsorship.
Get a certificate of sponsorship
Apply for a certificate of sponsorship in:
Documents you must provide
When you apply you’ll need to provide:
You may need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances.
If you’re applying from outside the UK then you must apply online for this visa. You’ll need to have your fingerprints and photograph (known as ‘biometric information’) taken at a visa application centre as part of your application.
You must still be from one of the eligible countries to get this visa, even if you’re applying from another country.
What you can and can’t do