UK Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa FAQ
The Home Office fee for your UK Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa is £230.
Our legal fees will vary depending on the type of visa involved, however this fee is fixed not ‘per hour’ meaning that you’ll be charged the same amount regardless of how long the process takes.
Yes, having your fingerprints taken is part of the biometric information required for your visa application. You will also need to have your photograph taken. These need to be done at a visa application centre.
You can apply within 3 months of your travel date but no earlier than 3 months.
No, you can’t apply to settle permanently in the UK whilst on a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa
Yes, you can study in the UK whilst on a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa.
No, you can’t bring your family with you on your Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa. If family members want to come with you they must make their own separate applications.
No, public funding is not available. Being able to support yourself and any dependents without recourse to public funding is part of the eligibility criteria for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa.
You can stay in the UK for 2 years on a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa.
No you can’t extend your Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa at the end of the 2 years.
No, you can’t ‘switch’ to a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa if you’re already in the UK on another visa.
It usually takes around 8 weeks if you posted the application but if you use the premium service you’ll generally know the same day.
Yes, so long as you’ve applied for an extension to your Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – International Agreement) Visa before the last one expired you are allowed to remain in the UK until a decision has been made.
Yes, you can ‘switch’ to a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – International Agreement) under the following circumstances if you have a valid work permit and you work for an overseas government or international organisation.
The fees are £230 to apply by post or £730 to apply in person.
You can apply for permission for your children to remain in the UK with you by completing an application form and providing a full copy of the child’s UK birth certificate, including the names of both parents. Note – you will need to do this if you plan on travelling in and out of the UK with your children. There is more information about this here or you can contact us to discuss your situation.