Youth Mobility Visa Scheme UK (YMS Visas) Replaces Tier 5 Visas.
Opportunity for Young People to Live & Work in the UK for up to two years.
The UK Government has Youth Mobility arrangements with the following countries:
- New Zealand
- Hong Kong
- Republic of Korea
You can also apply for YMS Visa if you are a British Overseas Citizen, British Overseas Territories Citizen or British National (Overseas).
Applying for Youth Mobility Visa for the UK
If you are a young person aged between 18 years of age and 30 years of age and are a citizen of any of the countries mentioned above, you can apply for the YMS Visa.
You need to meet the Maintenance Fund requirement, i.e. have £1,890 in savings, held continuously for 3 months prior to your application.
Advantages of YMS Visa
The UK Government believes that YMS Visas facilitate cultural exchange and provide exciting opportunities for young people from the participating countries. The Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) provides an opportunity to experience life in the UK and gain work experience in the UK for up to two years. You may also be able to study while in the UK under Youth Mobility Visa.
The YMS is a reciprocal scheme, with its terms negotiated and agreed between the two countries, which enables young British citizens to benefit from similar opportunities overseas. The UK Government may include more countries for the scheme and hence you should keep visiting this place to find the latest position.
Restrictions & Other Conditions:
You are not permitted to be employed as a professional sportsperson or doctor or dentist in training under this scheme and you are not permitted to bring family members to the UK as dependants.
There are certain visa restrictions and conditions, including an annual cap, applicable for the scheme so please contact us if you wish to have more details or need help with your visa application under Youth Mobility Scheme.
In the past the visa was also know as Holiday Maker Visa and under PBS till 31 December 2020, it was part of Tier 5 Visas.