Only citizens from 8 countries world-wide are eligible for the Youth Mobility visa 

These countries include: 

  1. Australia  
  2. New Zealand  
  3. Canada 
  4. Monaco 
  5. Japan  
  6. Taiwan  
  7. Hong Kong 
  8. South Korea 

Some countries have additional requirements in order to be eligible. 

For passport holders from Aus, NZ and Canada you must meet these requirements: 

  • You must be between 18-30 years old when you apply (before your 31st Bday) 
  • You must have at least £1890 in savings available (this is the maintenance funds requirement) 

Be sure with your decision! 

Once you use your Tier 5 YMV you cannot reapply for another and once it starts it cannot be put on hold. But it is worth it! In 2008 only 370 Tier 5 visas were issued. Compared to 2018 where more then 2,300 were issued and over 50% of these were from Australia and New Zealand.  This visa allows you to work for up to 2 years within the UK and come and go as much as you like. 


The cost for the visa changes from time to time but is generally around $1800. This has some hidden gems involved.  


This covers your NHS (health care) while in London. This means any injury you receive playing sport or just a general illness or medical need is covered and you do not have to pay a cent. Another hidden perk is how cheap dental treatment is in the UK. If you go to an NHS covered practice it will be an inexpensive payment of about £20. Should you require any fillings, no matter how many – this will be a further £50 approx. Costing around ($140) in total!  


If you are interested in making the move to the UK, click here for more information and to get in touch!