UK - Youth Mobility Visa

The UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa (previously known as the UK Working Holiday visa) gives young people the opportunity to experience life in the United Kingdom, allowing them to live and work there for up to two years.

Are you interested in checking out all that the UK has to offer? Do you want to spend summer solstice with the pagans at Stonehenge, or go on the hunt for Nessie in the Scottish Lochs? Well, first thing’s first:

Are You Eligible?

The UK doesn’t just let anyone in (although their standards aren’t particularly high!). In order to qualify for the UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa, you must:

  • Be aged between 18 and 30 years old
  • Hold a passport from an eligible, partnered country (Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea or Taiwan)
  • Have access to the equivalent of GBP£1890 (i.e. in your bank account)
  • Have no dependants (children or other) under the age of 18
  • Have not previously taken part in the Youth Mobility Scheme
  • Have not had any criminal convictions in the last 12 months

Please note: If you have a criminal conviction that is from more than 12 months ago, you may or may not be eligible depending on the circumstances. If this is the case, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

So, are you made of the right stuff? Do you tick the appropriate boxes? If so, your dream of living in the British Isles could be close enough to touch! It’s just a matter of applying for the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa, and that’s where we at Restless World come in.

Why Use Restless World?

The answer to this question is a simple one. With Restless World, NO VISA = NO FEE.

You read correctly. We’re so confident that we’ll successfully lodge your Tier 5 application that we guarantee it. And if we’re not true to our world, we’ll give you your money back. Using Restless World for your visa application is completely risk free.

On top of this, Restless World will also:

  • Provide you with all of the required documentation and application forms
  • Offer you step-by-step assistance in completing the forms
  • Review your completed application, ensuring everything is in order and free of potential complications
  • Lodge your visa application with the British High Commission
  • Book your biometric scanning appointment for you, at a time that is convenient
  • Ensure that your visa application is processed as quickly as possible

The Cost

Restless World’s service fee for the UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa is just AU$249.

Please be aware that in addition to the service fee, all successful Tier 5 visa applicants are required to pay the fees listed below directly to the UK border agency when they come to lodge their visa:

Visa Lodgement Location

Visa Fee*

   IHS     

Biometric Surcharge

Adelaide, AU

£230.00

£300.00

Nil

Auckland, NZ

£230.00

£300.00

Nil

Brisbane, AU

£230.00

£300.00

AU$104.00

Canberra, AU

£230.00

£300.00

AU$104.00

Christchurch, NZ

£230.00

£300.00

Nil

Melbourne, AU

£230.00

£300.00

Nil

Perth, AU

£230.00

£300.00

AU$104.00

Sydney, AU

£230.00

£300.00

Nil

Wellington, NZ

£230.00

£300.00

Nil

*Fees correct as of 1st June 2016 & subject to change without notice

Mandatory Biometric Appointment

As part of the application process, Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa candidates are required to participate in a mandatory biometric appointment with British authorities, or their appointed representatives. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt a bit!

The available locations for these appointments are listed above. You’ll notice that at some locations you’ll be required to pay an additional surcharge for your biometric appointment. For Canadian applicants, an additional surcharge of US$100 is applicable to any biometric appointment.

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)

Effective 6th April 2016

All Australian, New Zealand and Canadian citizens will be provided with full access to the British National Health Service (NHS) for the entire term of their visa. This will grant you full rights to the health services that everyday UK citizens get, including visits to the doctor and the hospital, and access to prescription medications at the same prices.

For Australian and New Zealand passport holders, a health service surcharge of £300 is payable at the time of purchasing the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa, and for Canadians, a surcharge of £400 is applicable. This fee will cover you for the entirety of your visa, whenever you may choose to use it (although it must be used within 5 years of the activation date).

When you arrive in the UK and receive your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card, just flash the card at appropriate NHS locations to gain access to one of the best healthcare systems in the world.

Read more about the IHS  |  Calculate your IHS

A Word of Warning

When you receive your application forms they may look extremely simple, but be warned, one slip-up on the UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa application can result in a swiftly rejected bid. True to the English spirit, the British High Commission are a particularly cautious bunch, and are remarkably unforgiving of any errors that may have been made on your application. If they sense that something is amiss, they may well turn you down with neither a second thought nor a refund. That’d be one costly typo!

The harsh nature of the visa application process is exactly why Restless World’s resident boffins spend their time investigating all of the ins and outs of the application procedure. With Restless World, you’ll gain access to this brains trust, giving yourself the very best chance of realising your UK dream!

 

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