The Youth Mobility Scheme Visa allows young individuals to come and experience working life in the United Kingdom for up to two (2) years.
Applicants who are granted residence under the Tier 5 - Youth Mobility Scheme are allowed to live and work in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This visa is granted for two (2) years and no further or subsequent grant can be made under this category. Successful applicants will be free to undertake any type of employment throughout their stay in the UK with the exception of self-employment, working as a professional sportsperson or as a doctor in training. Visa holders may also engage in some privately funded studies, voluntary work and au pair placements.
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(often called NIN) is similar to your Tax File Number in Australia, IRD in New Zealand or SIN number in Canada. In the UK the NI number is also used as a form of identification by many departments including the free NHS healthcare system. Everyone who works in the UK requires a NIN. You can only apply for a NIN once you are in the UK.
As part of the NIN application you’ll be required to attend an Evidence of Identity (EOI) interview at your closest job centre. Date, time and location details for this interview will be given over the phone when you’re applying for your National Insurance number, you’ll also be sent a letter in the post from Job Centre Plus, confirming your appointment details, within 3-5 days of the call. You’ll be given a reference number which you’ll need to take to your appointment.
Your appointment letter will also tell you which documents to bring to prove your identity.
If you’re travelling on an Australian or New Zealand Passport this will be:
If your travelling on a British or EU passport this will be:
You’ll be told at the interview how long it’ll take to receive your National Insurance number, this is usually 4-6 weeks dependent on proc
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You can if you are confident you know what you are doing. The British High Commission charges (£525) are non-refundable for all first time submissions that are rejected. Which means if you make a mistake on your application forms/ online booking/ dates/ bank statement/ or any of your supporting documents you will lose out on close to $1000AUD... AND you'll have to start the application process again.
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There is an option offered by the British High Commission to fast track your Visa application. However they will charge you an additional $350AUD (on top of your Visa fees) for it to be processed in 2-3 weeks. If you are unsure whether you have enough time to apply, please get in touch and we’d be happy to advise you.
The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa allows you to work in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for a 2 year duration from the date you enter the United Kingdom.
You are permitted to leave and re-enter the UK any number of times within this period.
Processing times for the Visa can vary from 4-6 weeks so you will need to leave sufficient time to apply before your intend travel dates. We recommend you leave at minimum 2 months. There is a fast-track service however the British High Commission charges an additional fee for this.
Once your Visa is granted, your passport will be returned to you with an entry clearance stamp for a 30 day duration, from the date you have chosen in your application. You will then be required to enter the UK within this period and pick up what is called your Biometrics Residency Permit.
Your Visa Fees are payable to the British High Commission.
These fees are non-refundable if your application is unsuccessful. In 2017 over 40% of first time applicants were rejected because of simple omissions and commonly made mistakes. Because the Visa application is entirely computer processed, applications can be rejected for errors as small as an incorrect date on a bank statement.
This is why we recommend using our visa service and taking the stress away. Our professional licensed migration agents will help you every step of the way to ensure your application is approved first time around.
100% first time approval guaranteed, or you will receive a full refund.