Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa

The Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) is for young people who want to live, work and travel in the United Kingdom. Under the Youth Mobility Scheme, which enables about 55,000 young people every year to work in the UK on working holidays, the visas are awarded to young people from different countries.

Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) includes five sub-tiers of temporary worker:

  • Temporary workers under International Agreement,
  • Creative and sporting,
  • Charity Workers,
  • Religious workers,

Government Authorized Exchange.

What you need to be eligible for the Visa Program?

Basic Requirements
The applicant is required to score 50 on a points based assessment process.

How the points are awarded?


If you are:
  • British overseas citizen
  • British overseas territories citizen
  • British national overseas
18-31 years at the time of visa application
Have £1,800 in cash funds to support your stay10


How Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa works?

The prospective candidate has to submit the visa application along with all the required documents. The most integral step is to score the required points in the assessment process. Besides this, Overseas migrants are also required to provide their biometric details (fingerprints and photographs) when applying for this visa.

How much time does the process takes?

The Duration for Visa processing depends upon the particular case lodged and is based on personal circumstances.A time period of 3 months or above on average is taken to process this visa application for overseas applicants if all the requirements are met.

Benefits for Tier 2 (General) visa

  • You can stay in UK for up to 2 years and can work for the full two-year period.
  • You do not need a sponsor for this visa, unlike other work permits.
  • You can also pursue your studies.