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UK Youth Mobility Scheme Visa

The Youth Mobility Scheme visa offers young individuals from specific countries the opportunity to temporarily live and work in the United Kingdom. This visa is available to individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 (or 18 to 35 for New Zealand citizens from 29th June 2023):

  • Australia

  • Canada

  • Monaco

  • New Zealand

  • San Marino

  • Iceland


 Here's a comprehensive overview of the visa, including eligibility criteria and the application process:



To be eligible for the Youth Mobility Scheme visa, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Age Requirement:

    • You must be between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of application.

    • New Zealand citizens can apply up to the age of 35 from 29th June 2023.

  2. Citizenship:

    • You must be a citizen of one of the following countries:

      • Australia

      • Canada

      • Monaco

      • New Zealand

      • San Marino

      • Iceland

    • If you are from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, or Taiwan, you must be selected in the Youth Mobility Scheme ballot.

  3. Additional Eligibility:

    • British overseas citizen

    • British overseas territories citizen

    • British national (overseas)

  4. Ineligibility:

    • You cannot apply for the Youth Mobility Scheme visa if you have:

      • Children under the age of 18 who live with you.

      • Financial responsibility for children.

      • Previously been in the UK under the Youth Mobility Scheme.

Application Process:

To apply for the Youth Mobility Scheme visa, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare Documents:

    • Gather the necessary documents based on your country of origin.

    • Required documents may include:

      • Valid passport

      • Proof of funds

      • Tuberculosis (TB) test results

      • Proof of accommodation arrangements

      • Travel itinerary

      • Proof of citizenship

  2. Apply Online:

    • Complete the online application form.

    • Provide accurate and up-to-date information.

    • Pay the applicable visa fees.

  3. Biometric Appointment:

    • Schedule a biometric appointment.

    • Visit the visa application center to provide biometric information (fingerprints and photograph).

  4. Decision and Collection:

    • Wait for a decision on your visa application.

    • Once approved, collect your visa or have it delivered to you.

It's important to carefully review the detailed guide provided by the UK government for further instructions and specific requirements pertaining to your country of citizenship.

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