Applicants who are granted residence The UK’s Youth Mobility Scheme Visa (previously known as the Tier 5 UK Working Holiday visa) are allowed to live and work in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for two years.
Our visa service takes care of everything from the get-go! Once you apply for the program, we will be in touch to make sure your UK visa application runs smoothly and stress-free!
Our licensed visa migration agents will call you to go through the steps of the application process and answer any questions you may have. They will be available throughout your entire application to assist you to step by step to ensure your visa is approved firstime.
Our professional licensed migration agents will help you every step of the way to ensure your applicationis approved first time around. 100% first-time approval guaranteed, or you will receive a full refund
Everyone who works in the UK requires a National Insurance (NI) Number, We assist you in obtaining an NI number. You can start work before your NI number arrives if you can prove you can work in the UK. You should tell your employer that you’ve applied for one, and give it to them when you have it.
During orientation, our UK program coordinator will help you set up your UK Bank Account.
We host weekly walking tours of the London city sites every Wednesday and we also host meet and greet pub crawls for new arrivals every Thursday evening. Your first pub crawl ticket is included with your program and you get a 50% discount on any future crawls you want to jump on too.
Get 10% off the Generator London Hostel - a modern, affordable and centrally located place to stay.
You will be given access to special closed facebook groups. A great way to connect with other travellers, swap advice, travel tips and make new friends!
From January 2024 age criteria will change from 30 years to 35 years
(Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, or Taiwan)
Have not had any criminal convictions in the last 12 months
(children or other)
under the age of 18
Have access to the equivalent of £2530GBP (i.e. in your bank account for at least 28 days)
Must not have taken part in the Youth Mobility Scheme or travelled on a UK Working Holiday Visa
Optional passport courier fee of $24AUD (or you can opt to pick up your passport from the location of your Biometrics appointment)
Whilst most applications are processed in 4 weeks it can sometimes take up to 8 weeks, so it’s a good idea to give plenty of time, even if you’re itching to book a flight. All visas will require you to follow the laws of the country for the duration of your stay, though the laws in the UK are very similar to that of Australia.
Any applicants wishing to lodge their biometrics in Adelaide, Hobart, or New Zealand will be required to post their own applications after they have attended their biometrics appointment. You will have 5 days to post the application to Sydney, and once it is returned it will be posted to your home address from there. Please factor in extra postage time when applying for your visa.
Perth Biometrics Centre is only open 3 days a week and does not always have biometrics appointments available. If there are no appointments available for your chosen dates then you may have to pay an extra $120 surcharge (on top of the $120 you already have to pay to apply in Perth, Brisbane, and Canberra) for a walk in appointment. You would then book your appointment in Perth for the next available date (or Brisbane for approx. 3 weeks time) and put the visa payment through and download and print your supporting documents as normal. However, you will then have to walk into the Perth application centre with all your documents as early as possible on a Thursday morning and ask for a walk in appointment. They will then charge you the extra $120 which will need to be paid then. Alternatively, you can book your biometrics in Sydney or Melbourne where they do not charge any extra fees on top of the usual visa fee.
The Working Holiday visa doesn’t ‘pause’ when you leave the country, and the leave date cannot be changed regardless of how long you were in the UK. It is a multiple-entry visa so you can enter and exit the country as much as you like, so long as the visa is valid. Even if you turn 31 during your stay, the exit time does not change.
In 2017 over 40% of first-time visa applications were rejected because of simple
omissions and commonly made mistakes.
Because the visa application is entirely computer processed, applications can be rejected for errors as small as an incorrect date on a bank statement.
Our professional licensed migration agents will help you every step of the way to ensure
your application is approved first time around.
100% first-time approval guaranteed, or you will receive a full refund.
The earliest you can apply for a visa is 6 months before you travel.
You should get a decision on your visa within 6-8 weeks.
Our UK Youth Mobility Visa Program runs year round so you can choose any week (except Christmas) that you’ll be arriving!
Important: Keep in mind the visa application process will take approximately 4-8 weeks and you will need to be in your home country when applying.
If you’re planning on using our UK visa service in conjunction with our UK accommodation and employment services (check out Jumpstart London) please keep in mind that this is our most popular program by far and weekly numbers are capped.
National Insurance Number (often called NIN or NINO) is similar to your Tax File Number
in Australia, IRD in New Zealand or SIN number in Canada.
In the UK the NI number is also used as a form of identification by many departments including the free NHS healthcare system.
Everyone who works in the UK requires a National Insurance (NI) Number.
You can start work before your National Insurance number arrives if you can prove you can work in the UK. You should tell your employer that you’ve applied for one, and give it to them when you have it.
To apply for a National Insurance number, you’ll need to apply by phone.
You may have a National Insurance (NI) number printed on the back of your biometric residence permit (BRP). You don’t need to apply for a National Insurance number if you already have one, or one is printed on your BRP.
You may have a National Insurance (NI) number printed on the back of your BRP. Not all BRPs have this – it depends on factors like the date it was issued and your visa status.
If you don’t have a National Insurance number, you must apply. You can only apply for a National Insurance number once you are in the UK. You must have the right to work or study in the UK to get a National Insurance number.
When you phone, you will need to give the operator the following:
As part of the NIN application, you’ll be required to attend an Evidence of Identity (EOI) interview at your closest job centre. Date, time and location details for this interview will be given over the phone when you’re applying for your National Insurance number, you’ll also be sent a letter in the post from Job Centre Plus, confirming your appointment details, within 3-5 days of the call. You’ll be given a reference number which you’ll need to take to your appointment.
At the interview you’ll be asked about your circumstances and why you need a National Insurance number.
Your appointment letter will also tell you which documents to bring to prove your identity.
If you’re travelling on an Australian or New Zealand Passport this will be:
You’ll be told at the interview how long it’ll take to receive your National Insurance number, this is usually 3-5 weeks dependent on processing times.
The Youth mobility (Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange) visa For workers coming to the UK through an approved government authorised exchange scheme. This visa allows the worker to do work experience, training, academic research or a fellowship, and to take part in an Overseas Government Language program.
The ‘grace period’ for an overstayer was reduced from 28 days to 14 days. If you have “overstayed your welcome” (i.e. remained in the UK after the expiry of your UK visa for more than 14 days), you will be subject to a 1-year re-entry ban
The process starts with filling out our visa questionnaire
We will provide you with the correct format to gather your supporting documents
You will only send us copies of your documents to audit
You will also receive a letter advising you of the UK post office where your biometric card will be held for collection
Application Fee (British High Commission Cost) is £298.00
Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (British High Commission Cost) is £940.00
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