You can apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa if you:

  • want to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years
  • are aged 18 to 30
  • have £1,890 in savings
  • have certain types of British Nationality or are from certain countries
  • meet the other eligibility requirements

Eligibility Criteria

You can apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa if you’re aged 18 to 30 and you’re from:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • Republic of Korea
  • Taiwan

You can also apply if you’re 18 to 30 and a:

You can’t apply for entry clearance under Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) if you have:

  • children who live with you
  • children you’re financially responsible for
  • already been in the UK under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme or in the former ‘working holidaymaker’ category

Sponsorship: citizens of Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea

You need to be sponsored if you’re from Hong Kong or the Republic of Korea. You must get a certificate of sponsorship reference number before you apply.

A certificate of sponsorship is a unique reference number that holds information about the job you will do and your personal details. It’s not a certificate or paper document.

Apply for a certificate of sponsorship in:

Point Scoring For Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Visa

To be able to apply for entry clearance under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS), you must score 50 points and meet all the other requirements of the Immigration Rules.

You can score points as shown below:


Points Available

Nationality 30
Age 10
Maintenance (Funds) 10

If your application is successful you will be granted entry clearance for two years. You will be free to do whatever work you like during your stay in the United Kingdom, except for self employment (subject to certain exceptions), working as a professional sportsperson (including as a sports coach) or working as a doctor or dentist in training.

Dependents are not permitted. In addition, you must not have any children under the age of 18 who are either living with you or for whom you are financially responsible. If you are married or have a partner, you may participate in the YMS. Although spouses or partners of YMS participants may not enter the United Kingdom as dependants, they may enter if they qualify and obtain entry clearance in their own right under the YMS, or qualify for entry in another capacity.

How To Challenge The Refusal Of Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Visa?

If your application for Tier 5 Youth Mobility Shcme has been refused by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), you can challenge tHE refusal of your application by way of an Administrative Review against the Home Office, UKVI. Read More About Our Adminisrative Review Services.

Our Services For Entry Clearance Application As A Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)

We can represent you in your entry clearance application and do all the work until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) on your application. Our work will include:

  • the completion of the paper or online application form;
  • advising you on the relevant requirements, relevant laws and procedures;
  • advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application;
  • considering the contents of such documents and discussing the same with you;
  • advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application; and
  • preparing a cover letter wherein we will explain in detailed how all the relevant requirements of the entry clearance are being satisfied.

The completed application will be forwarded to the applicant outside the UK who will sign the same and forward the application along with all the supporting documents to the relevant British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for a decision to be made by them.

Where necessary, we will also liaise with the Entry Clearance Officer for an expeditious decision on your application.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Entry Clearance Application As Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for  UK Visa under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme category. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration solicitors. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration solicitors in London, Manchester or Birmingham in relation to your application for UK Visa under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme category and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

Our Fees For Entry Clearance Application As Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)

  • We will charge you a fee from £800 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your entry clearance application under Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme category. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.