A number of my readers expressed their interest in Youth Mobility (Tier 5) Visa. I, therefore, created an article, explaining the essence of this application. Due to its length, I’ve divided it into two parts. This is part 2 of this article. You can read part 1 HERE.
Certificate of Sponsorship
If you are from a country without ‘Deemed Sponsorship Status’, you’ll need to provide a valid Certificate of Sponsorship issued by that country or territory. A Certificate of Sponsorship will only be valid if:
(i) the country or territory issued it to you no more than 3 months before you made your application, and
(ii) it has not have been cancelled by the country or territory since it was issued.
Your application will be refused if you have children under the age of 18 who are either living with you or for whom you are financially responsible.
No Previous Applications
If you already applied in this category and succeeded, you cannot apply again.
Other Things to Consider
All countries have a limited number of applications they can send to the UK each year. Here is how the Home Office allocates places between the countries:
Australia – 31,000 places
New Zealand – 14,000 places
Canada – 6,000 places
Japan – 1,000 places
Monaco – 1,000 places
Taiwan – 1,000 places
Hong Kong – 1,000 places
South Korea, 1,000 places
If you are a citizen of Taiwan or Japan, then the Home Office will operate the arrangements, known as an invitation to apply arrangements, concerning the allocation of places available. I’ve explained them in a paragraph below.
Invitation to Apply Arrangements
These arrangements apply only to citizens of Taiwan and Japan.
(i) a prospective applicant will need to submit an expression of interest in applying for this type of visa.
(ii) you can only submit one expression of interest per person,
(iii) the Home Office will:
(1) select at random from the pool of those who have submitted an expression of interest, and
(2) keep a record of those individuals to whom an invitation to apply is issued, and
(iv) the Home Office may:
(1) place a time limit on the period during which you may submit an expression of interest,
(2) determine the number of invitations to apply that may be issued in any calendar month, except that where the number of expressions of interest received in a calendar year exceeds the allocations specified above, the total number of invitations to apply in a calendar year shall not be less than the annual allocations specified above,
(3) place a time limit on the validity of an invitation to apply.
Annual Quota Arrangements
In their guidance, the Home Office explained that to ensure the continuity of the scheme, if available places cannot be agreed for annual renewal, either 1,000 or 50% of the previous year’s places, or whichever is the greater, will automatically carry over into the next year.
It costs £244 to apply for this type of visa. If the application is allowed, you’ll get a visa for 2 years.
- work as a professional sportsperson (for example as a coach), doctor or dentist in training – unless you can show you qualified in the UK
- extend your stay
- get public funds
- bring in family members on your application – they must apply separately
study – for some courses, you’ll need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme certificate
- work in most jobs
- be self-employed and set up a company – as long as your premises are rented, your equipment is not worth more than £5,000 and you do not have any employees
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