The Youth Mobility Scheme Visa is a great opportunity to work and travel in the UK, it allows young people from around the world to live and explore around the country for up to two years.
Anyone between 18-30 from an eligible country or territory.
How Long Can You Stay?
Up to 2 years.
After you have submitted your online application, proved your identity and provided the relevant documents, 90% of applicants are processed within 3 weeks.
In order to qualify for this visa you must meet several minimum requirements.
- From an eligible country or territory.
- £2530 minimum of savings.
- First time applicant.
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Republic of Korea
- San Marino
- * British Overseas Territories Citizen
You must have sufficient funds when applying for the Youth Mobility Scheme Visa, the total minimum costs will vary depending on your circumstances.
The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) entitles you to use the NHS if you become unwell or have an accident while in the UK.
You have to pay the IHS even if you do not use the NHS or even if you have your own private health insurance, the cost is £470 per year.
If you are applying for a 2-year visa you will have to pay £470 each year, Therefore you will have to pay a total of £940.
You must have at least £2,530 in your bank account to show you can support yourself in the UK, a bank statement will suffice.
The financial requirement is to show you have enough money for your living costs.
You must bring relevant documentation that will require some preparation before arriving in the UK. Although, This will vary depending on your occupation, nationality and length of stay.
- A valid passport for the entirety of the visa
- Bank statement proving sufficient funds
Criminal Record Certificate
If you are applying for certain jobs mostly in the public sector such as healthcare, welfare and education sectors. You will need to provide a criminal record certificate for any country in which, since the age of 18, you have been present for 12 months or more in the 10 years before the date of your application.
For most applicants you must prove your identity by booking an appointment at a Visa Application Centre in your current country. The appointment will include collecting your fingerprints, facial photograph and signature. The UK government website has a list of addresses for each eligible country.
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