The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme is for young people who want to live, work and travel in the United Kingdom for a maximum period of two years.
The list of countries participating in the scheme can be found below:
Currently, only nationals from the following countries are eligible to apply under the UK Youth Mobility Scheme:
- New Zealand
To apply for the Youth Mobility Scheme you must score 50 on a points based assessment process.
Points are allocated in the following way:
You will score 30 points if you are from any of the participating countries:
- British overseas citizen
- British overseas territories citizen
- British national overseas
To score the 10 points for the age attribute you must be:
- At least 18 years old on the date your visa becomes valid (you will not be permitted to enter the UK until that date)
- Under 31 years old when you apply for your visa
To score the 10 points in the maintenance attribute, you must have access to a minimum of £1,800 in cash funds. Your funds will be assessed at the time of your application.