Youth Mobility Visa
If you are aged between 18 and 30, and wish to live and work in the UK, you can apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme Visa. The earliest you can apply for this visa is 6 months before you travel.
You can live and work in the UK for up to 2 years.
You can study and work in most jobs, and be self employed (as long as your premises are rented, your equipment is not worth more than £5,000, and you do not have any employees).
You cannot work as a professional sportsperson, receive public funds, or extend your stay.
You also cannot bring in family members.
You must also have at least £2,530 in your bank account for at least 28 days in a row. (stack above the line below)
You must be selected from the Youth Mobility Scheme ballot and be aged between 18 and 30 before you can apply if you are from:
You must be selected from the Youth Mobility Scheme ballot before you can apply if you are from:
You must also have at least £2,530 in your bank account for at least 28 days in a row.
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- You cannot apply if you have:
- Children under the age of 18 who live with you
- Children you are financially responsible for
- Already been in the UK under the scheme
Fees and Disbursements
You can view information about fees, disbursements and timescales on our SRA fee disclaimer page