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Tier 5 Youth Mobility


  • Are aged between 18 to 30
  • Have £1890 in savings
  • Are from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Taiwan OR
  • Are a British overseas citizen, British overseas territories citizen or a British national (overseas)

You cannot apply if you have children who live with you, children you are financially responsible for or if you have already been in the UK under the scheme or in the former ‘working holiday maker’ category.


You can live and work in the UK without restriction for up to 24 months. You can enter and leave the UK at any time during your stay.

Switching from inside the UK

You cannot apply to switch to this visa from inside the UK.

Visa Application

  • You will need to submit your passport, a passport sized photograph, bank statement(s)showing that you have £1890 in savings and a TB certificate if applicable.
  • Any documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied with a certified translation.
  • Additional documents may be required depending on circumstance.

Citizens of Hong Kong or the Republic of Korea must get a certificate of sponsorship before they can apply for the visa.

Further information is outlined on the Home Office website