UK Youth Mobility Scheme Visa

Explore London and Britain with the Youth Mobility Visa UK

Are you between 18-30 (35 for some countries) and interested in experiencing life in the UK? The Youth Mobility Scheme (formerly the UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa) could be the perfect opportunity. Here at Immtell, we specialise in providing expert assistance to guide you through the Youth Mobility Visa UK application process smoothly.

What is the Youth Mobility Visa UK?

The Youth Mobility Visa UK, part of the Youth Mobility Scheme, allows young people from certain countries and British Overseas citizens to live, work and study in the UK for up to two years. This unique scheme offers a fantastic chance to explore British culture and gain international work experience.

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Applying for the Youth Mobility Visa UK

The application process for the Youth Mobility Visa can seem daunting, but with Immtell, you’re not alone. We can guide you through the process, ensuring you meet all the criteria and your application is completed correctly and efficiently.

Understanding the Essentials: Youth Work Visa UK Requirements

Embarking to secure a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa involves satisfying specific criteria. To provide you with a clearer perspective, we’ve outlined the essential requirements you must meet for the Youth Mobility Visa UK visa. This is a partial list, as additional conditions may apply depending on your circumstances. However, it’s a good starting point and offers an overview of what to expect. Here’s what you need to know:

You are a national of one of the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan or Uruguay. Also permitted for those designated as British Overseas Citizens, British Overseas Territories citizens and British Nationals (Overseas)
You are between 18 and 30 years old (35 if you are from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or South Korea).
You do not have any children residing with you, nor are you financially responsible for any.
You have not held a visa in this category nor the previous ‘working holidaymaker’ category.
You have held savings of £2,530 for at least 28 days before the application.


Working holiday visas for the UK are valid for 2 years.

It is not permitted to extend beyond a total 2 years in the UK with this visa type, as was the case with the working holiday maker visa previously. This is unless you are from New Zealand, where you may extend by a further 12 months – the same will apply if you are from Australia after 31 January 2024.

Unfortunately it is not possible to switch into the Youth Mobility visa from within the UK.

Unfortunately, the UK Youth Mobility Scheme visa does not lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK.  Following the maximum time permitted in the UK, you will usually be required to leave the country and you can apply for a further UK working holiday visa.

Due to restrictions of the Youth Mobility visa, dependants are not permitted accompany the ‘main applicant’ to the UK. They must instead apply for a visa in a qualifying category.

Initial visa applications of this work type must be made from abroad, either from your country of nationality or legal residence. It is not permitted to switch into the Youth Mobility visa from within the UK.

UKVI aim to process visas as follows:

Visa applications submitted outside of the UK:

  • Standard processing: 15 working days
  • Priority Service processing: 5 working days


Important: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) do not guarantee processing times and delays do occur. We advise that you do not book any non refundable travel until your visa has been approved and your work visa is in your possession.  Priority services can be suspended without notice and may not be available at the time of application.

The UKVI application fee is £298.  In addition, you will need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), which is £776 per year for the visa duration.

Our professional fee will depend on the level of service you require.


At Immtell,  we’re committed to helping young individuals embrace international opportunities through the Youth Mobility Scheme Visa. Our three specialised service packages are designed to accommodate diverse needs and preferences.

  1. Comprehensive End-to-End Support: This all-encompassing package offers complete guidance throughout your Youth Mobility Scheme Visa application. From the initial assessment to the final submission, our expert team ensures every aspect of your application is meticulously managed, perfectly aligning with visa requirements.
  2. Fast Track Service: For those seeking a speedier resolution, our Fast Track option prioritises your application. We respond to your questions within one working day and use the Home Office Priority Service for submission, which is an additional fee for you. This service is ideal for applicants needing quick processing times.
  3. Application Review and Feedback: Tailored for applicants who have prepared their application but seek a professional review, this service includes a thorough assessment and detailed feedback. We focus on enhancing the overall quality and ensuring compliance with the specific criteria of the Youth Mobility Scheme.

💡 Transparent and Customized Pricing: Our clear, upfront pricing for each package allows you to make an informed choice that fits your budget and timeline.

📘 Looking for More Information? Visit our FAQ section for additional insights into the Youth Mobility Scheme Visa process and other related questions.

📞 Embark on Your Journey with Expertise: Whether you require full support, expedited processing, or just a professional review, our services are tailored to meet your unique needs. Contact us to explore how we can assist in facilitating a successful Youth Mobility Scheme Visa application.

Immtell's Typical Professional Fees

Full Service

End to End Application Support
£ 1,500 + VAT
  • Eligibility assessment
  • Advice on TB test requirements (if applicable)
  • Application preparation and online submission
  • Appointment booking
  • Responding to queries from the Home Office
  • Review of issued documents
  • Post-arrival Biometric Residence Permit accuracy check

Fast Track

Fast Track - End to End Application Support
£ 1,700 + VAT
  • All the features of the Full Service
  • Guaranteed response to your queries within 1 working day
  • Expedited review of your documents and information
  • Speed through Home Office processing with Priority Service, subject to an additional fee. Quick, efficient, effective.
  • Review of issued documents and feedback provided within 1 working day
Best Value

Review Only

Expert Review of Your Application
£ 500 + VAT
  • Specialist review of your prepared application
  • Assess application against the relevant rules and legislations
  • Provide feedback and recommendations for improvement (if applicable)

Why Choose Immtell?

At Immtell, we provide expert guidance and dedicated support throughout your Youth Work Visa UK application. We understand the nuances of the UK immigration system and can help you navigate the process smoothly, enhancing your chances of a successful application.

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