This is your Ultimate Guide to the UK Youth Mobility Scheme Visa (YMS)


Here is your Ultimate Guide to the UK Youth Mobility Scheme Visa (YMS)

In this guide you will find all your questions answered in regards to applying for the UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) Visa also formerly known as the UK working holiday visa.

For more information about UK visas, please take a look at our website: Here you will also find our more general faq page.

So, what exactly is this YMS visa or working holiday visa?

The YMS visa allows you to stay in the UK for up to 2 years. You can work and enter and exit the UK as many times as needed. Fancy exploring Europe for 2 years and financing your travels in the UK? Then this is the right visa for you.

Who can get this Youth Mobility visa?

To be eligible you must:

- be an adult under the age of 31

- hold an Australian, New Zealand or Canadian passport

- not have any dependent children

- have cash savings of GBP 2530 

How much does a Youth Mobility Visa cost?

Please note that the below fees are estimates only. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) increase their pricing frequently. In addition to these increases the UKVI charges in GBP, which affects the daily AUD-GBP exchange rate.

Visa fee:                       AUD $455

IHS fee:                        AUD $1740

Biometrics fee:           AUD $110 (only applies to Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra)

Priority fee:                  AUD $420

Restless World fee:     AUD $299

Why should I use a Visa agency such as Restless World to get my visa?

As you can see in our above breakdown of the visa cost, the total cost of the YMS visa can quickly add up to AUD $2195 and that doesn't include the biometric fee or priority. The UKVI will not contact you to seek clarification for your Visa application if something is missing or something was not completed correctly. All the UKVI will do is send you a refusal letter and you have to start the whole process again and pay all the fees again. An agency like Restless World provides you insurance with a 'No Visa = No Fee' guarantee. Let the experts lodge your application. Don't take the chance!

How do I sign up with Restless World?

If you would like to receive more information about our YMS services, then email

If you prefer to talk to us on the phone, please give us a call on: 1300 95 75 95 or +61 (0)429 389 226

Or go to our YMS visa page, add the UK Youth Mobility Tier 5 to the cart and checkout. One of our friendly visa agents will be in contact within 24hrs (unless it is the weekend, then it will be 48hrs).