Why use our Youth Mobility Visa service?

  • UK Work Visa Guarantee
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • National Insurance Number
  • UK Bank Account
  • Walking Tours & Pub Crawls
  • 10% Hostel Discount
  • Access to closed Facebook groups
  • UK Essentials Pack

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 UK Youth Mobility Visa Inclusions

Includes the UK Essentials Pack

  • National Insurance number
  • UK bank account
  • UK SIM card
  • Ongoing support in the UK
  • Available to use 24 months
  • Access to closed Facebook groups
  • Discounted hostel stays
  • Discounted Bogan Bingo events
  • London Pub Crawl
  • London Walking Tour
  • Meet & greet drinks
  • Discounts on Travel/trips

UK Youth Mobility Visa Eligibility

Aged 18 -35 years

From January 2024 age criteria will change from 30 years to 35 years

Hold a passport from an eligible, partnered country

(Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, or Taiwan)

No criminal convictions

Have not had any criminal convictions in the last 12 months

Have No Dependants

(children or other)
under the age of 18

Proof of Funds

Have access to the equivalent of £2530GBP (i.e. in your bank account for at least 28 days)

No previous UK Visa

Must not have taken part in the Youth Mobility Scheme or travelled on a UK Working Holiday Visa

What country are you in?

We have dedicated support teams for each country. Please select the country you are applying from.










Frequently asked questions

  • The UK Youth Mobility Visa allows 18 - 35-year-olds to work in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland for a 2-year duration from the date you enter the United Kingdom. After two years, you have an option to extend your visa for another year.
  • You are permitted to leave and re-enter the UK any number of times within this period.

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

  • 18-35 years of age (at the time of application).
  • Hold a valid Australian, New Zealand or Canadian passport.
  • No criminal convictions in the last twelve months.
  • Must have no children in your care.
  • Be planning to arrive in the UK in the next 6 months.
  • You will require 10 working days in the UK to collect a Biometric Card.
  • Proof of funds £2530 available (you need a bank statement that shows that these funds have been in your account for at least 28 days consecutively at the time of application).

  • 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.
  • The process starts with filling out our online visa questionnaire.
  • We will provide you with the correct format to gather your supporting documents which can be uploaded to our online system (this can be done on your smartphone as well).
  • We will help coordinate your Visa start dates, around your departure, travel and arrival dates.
  • Once you’ve completed our visa questionnaire we will book your biometric appointment with you. This appointment is required by law to submit a copy of your fingerprints and is part of the application process.
  • Before you attend your biometrics appointment, you’ll need to pay the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge and the Visa Application Fee to the British High Commission.
  • Your passport will then be sent away for processing along with your visa application – do not plan to travel during the application process.
  • You will receive your passport back within approximately 4-6 weeks with your visa application approved!
  • Once you arrive in the UK you will need to pick up your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP card) for your visa. When you get your passport back you will also receive a letter advising you of where (and when) to collect this.
  • We will book you in for an arrival services appointment with our London Office to set up your UK SIM card, UK Bank Account and assist in applying for your National Insurance Number (see more details about this below).

Your Visa Fees are payable to the British High Commission and include:

  • Visa Application £298 GBP.
  • Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) £1552 GBP.
  • Visa Application Fee £298 GBP.

The Working Holidays Clubs costs:

  • A one-off fee of $385AUD for our licensed migration agents to assist with your application start to finish and ensure it is approved the first time round. With this service, you will also receive a complimentary arrival services package and ongoing support from our London office once in the UK.

Potential additional costs:

  • Applications from Brisbane, Canberra, or Perth, will incur an additional fee of $105 AUD to book your biometrics appointment.
  • If you choose to have your passport couriered then this will cost $24AUD. You can however opt to pick this up from your appointment location centre.

These fees are non-refundable if your application is unsuccessful. In 2017 over 40% of first-time applicants 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.

This is why we recommend using our visa service and taking the stress away. Our professional licensed migration agents will help you every step of the way to ensure your application is approved the first time around. 100% first-time approval guaranteed, or you will receive a full refund.

Use our visa service and take this stress away!

The arrival services appointment includes:

  • UK SIM card
  • UK bank account
  • National Insurance Number application assistance (see F.A.Q’s below)
  • Guided walking tour of the London sites
  • A ticket on our meet & greet pub crawl

Applications from Australia, New Zealand and Canada will require:

  • A valid passport
  • A passport sized colour photo that adheres to the requirements.
  • The evidence you can support yourself for the duration of your stay.
  • Completion of the application.
  • A blank page in your passport.
  • An appointment to be fingerprinted.

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.

Please Note

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 Applicants

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.

Noteworthy visa conditions

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.

The earliest you can apply for a visa is 6 months before you travel.

Processing times for the Visa can vary from 4-6 weeks from when you apply, so you will need to leave sufficient time to apply before your intended travel dates.

  • We recommend you apply at least 2 months before you intend to travel.
  • There is a fast-track service however the British High Commission charges an additional fee for this.
  • Once your Visa is granted, your passport will be returned to you with an entry clearance stamp for a 30-day duration, from the date you have chosen in your application.
  • You will then be required to enter the UK within this period and pick up what is called your Biometrics Residency Permit.
  • 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 online.

Unfortunately no, you cannot work in Europe on a UK Visa.

If you do, you may be eligible for the UK Ancestry Visa! This visa allows you to live and work unrestricted in the UK for up to 5 years.

The UK Youth Mobility Visa is still a 2-year visa, but you now have the opportunity to extend it for an extra year when you're over there. Once you have under 6 months left on your current Visa you can apply to extend your Visa for an extra year thus turning it into a 3-year Visa. which you must do whilst you're in the UK.

In order to extend your Tier 5 YMS Visa, you will need to pay:

  • The £298 application fee +
  • The £776 immigration health surcharge

How does the visa guarantee service work?

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

  • One-on-one support from our dedicated visa agents
  • Help choosing the start date for when your visa will begin
  • Review your travel itinerary to ensure you are booking flights, tours, & arrival date correctly

  • Help filling out your forms, and ensure you have all the correct information and documentation required
  • Assistance booking your biometrics appointment. This appointment is required by the government and is where they collect a copy of your fingerprints, which will be used when arriving in the UK on your visa. You’ll be asked to give (usually one fingerprint) to them when being processed by customs.
  • The entire appointment takes all of about 30 - 45 minutes (be there 15 minutes early) and you will need to bring your supporting documentation.

You will also receive a letter advising you of the UK post office where your biometric card will be held for collection

  • You can fast track your work visa. However, this is not part of our guarantee service.
  • Cost $420 AUD extra (from the British High Commission)

Application Fee (British High Commission Cost) is £298.00

Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (British High Commission Cost) is £1552

Ready to apply for a UK Youth Mobility Visa?

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