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Live, work and travel through the UK on a Youth Mobility Scheme visa

The UK Youth Mobility Scheme visa, also called a working holiday visa, lets you work and travel around the UK for up to two years.

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The Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) visa was previously known as the Tier 5 visa.

Who can apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa?

To be eligible for a visa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age
  • Have citizenship from an eligible country
  • Not be responsible for any dependants
  • Have not travelled to the UK on a YMS visa before
  • Have £2,530 in savings

Why do a Working holiday visa the UK as an Australian?

Meeting new people, making friends and having the year of a lifetime

This visa often allows Australians to have a gap year before starting university, and this time is usually looked back on as a once in a lifetime opportunity to make friends, travel and have a unique work experience in the UK.


Europe on your doorstep

The YMS visa lets you leave and re-enter the UK at any time while your visa is valid. This means you can visit any European city and travel at the drop of a hat.

Earn Pounds while you travel

Travelling abroad can be expensive. One of the great benefits of this visa is that it allows you to work and travel, so you can easily top-up your travel funds while you explore new places.

You decide how you want to split your leisure and work time. You can choose to work for your first few months and then travel or work one month and travel the next.


International work experience

Working overseas can greatly enhance your employability back home. Some employers might like the idea that you’ve been exposed to different work environments abroad. If you’ve opted to work in your field of study, it could prove to be an invaluable asset to your career.

Why use our service

Our service guarantees the success of your visa application, we give you detailed instructions to follow, check all of your documents, set up your application forms, answer all of your questions and guide you throughout the application process. Our terms state that we guarantee the success of your visa or we’ll refund your fees.

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