On 6th April 2022, the Youth Mobility visa - also referred to as the Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa - was updated to change the requirements for applications, and lower the barrier to entry for certain nationals, depending on their country of origin, in line with the Youth Mobility Scheme UK.

This category of visa was initially created to allow young people easier access to and travel through the countries that are signatories to the visa agreement. With the new laws in place, some may find it easier to accomplish this, so it is more important than ever to learn how the changes might affect you.

At JMW, our expert immigration solicitors are specialists in helping people to enter the UK and apply for visas across all categories. If you are looking to travel to the UK via the Youth Mobility visa, our team will be able to help you by explaining exactly what the Youth Mobility Scheme visa requires you to do, assessing your situation and determining whether this type of visa is suitable for your needs, and advising you on the steps you will need to take next.

Call 0203 675 7600 now, or fill in an online enquiry form and we will return your call at a time convenient for you.

How JMW Can Help

When you call us, we will offer you a free consultation in which we will be able to discuss the individual circumstances of your situation and inform you on exactly what steps you need to take next. Our expert solicitors can offer professional advice on the process of applying for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa, or on the immigration process itself. By drawing your attention to crucial factors that you may not have considered, you may save a lot of time and resources.

The process of applying for a visa can be long and complicated, which is why you should hire a professional to help you to understand it. Even one mistake can lead to long setbacks, and may mean you need to start your application from the beginning, so it is best to approach the application process carefully in the first instance. 

If your application is refused, or you are concerned about your chances of being accepted, discuss your situation with our team and we will be happy to help.

What are the New Updates to the Youth Mobility Scheme Visa?

Effective from 6th April 2022, the new updates to the Youth Mobility visa UK are:

  • Removal of outdated terms - ‘sponsorship’ and ‘deemed sponsorship’.
  • Clarification of the fact that nationals previously referred to as having ‘deemed sponsorship’ do not require further assurances from their home government in the form of any sponsorship application.
  • Further clarification of documentation requirements.
  • Additional countries were added to the list, such as India. 

While this means that eligibility for the visa has broadened, the application now encompasses more stages, which also increases the possibility of delays and other roadblocks if mistakes are made. To assist with this, you should employ the services of a professional immigration solicitor, who can give you practical advice and ensure that you remain aware of your progress and your responsibilities throughout the process.

Who Can Apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme Visa?

You can apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme Visa if you:

  • Are aged 18 to 30 years old
  • Want to live and work in the UK for up to two years
  • Have £2,530 in savings

You must also be from an eligible country, which includes:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • San Marino
  • Iceland

If you’re from the following countries, you must be selected in the Youth Mobility Scheme Ballot before you can apply for your visa:

  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan

In addition, you can also apply if you a British overseas citizen, British overseas territories citizen, or British national (overseas).

Why Choose JMW?

Our team has a wealth of experience in immigration law, and JMW Solicitors has been recognised by the Legal 500 as a top firm in this difficult and complex area of the law. 

We pride ourselves on approaching every case with attention to detail, without sacrificing efficiency. Immigration law can be very complex and time-consuming, and it requires experts that have a strong understanding of the subject to maximise your chances of a successful application. Our knowledge in this area allows us to provide a service that aims to help you to enter the UK with minimal stress.

You can rely on our solicitors to work through the difficult parts of your case, explaining the necessary documentation and providing recommendations along the way, while you can concentrate on the difficult task of travelling. 

Talk to Us

For assistance in your Youth Mobility Scheme visa application, or for help understanding the requirements of each stage of the process, call our expert immigration team on 0203 675 7600 now, or fill in an online enquiry form and we will contact you.

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