UK Youth Mobility Visa: Eligibility, Visa Cost


India is the first country that benefits from the UK Youth Mobility Visa scheme. The scheme became available to Indians after Rishi Sunak met Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.

Wondering what this visa scheme is about? Well, it is basically for those young skilled workers who are looking for a couple of years of work experience in the UK and then go back to their homeland to utilize the work experience they have gained. 

With this visa, one can work in the United Kingdom for about 2 years. The Youth Mobility Visa scheme allows workers to easily migrate to the UK and help reduce labor shortages. 

What’s more, is that you DON’T need IELTS

Those who are looking for a London visa from India could go for this scheme. 

Let’s know further about it then. 

About the UK Youth Mobility Visa

The United Kingdom Youth Mobility Visa is for those professionals who are still young, as the name suggests, and would like to settle down in the UK so they could work there. 

If you want to experience the vibrant life and diverse culture of the UK, then you should go for this visa. This is mostly important for the Indian workers as the UK has announced 2,400 visas for them alone. This means visa applicants between the ages of 18-30 can get a visa under this scheme and come to the UK for work. 

Moreover, this scheme is set to deepen the ties between the two countries as Indians would have an opportunity to work there and the UK would gain more workers. 

Advantages of the Youth Mobility Visa

  • You have the opportunity to live and work in the United Kingdom for up to 2 years with this visa. 
  • Visa holders can make multiple entries and re-entries to the UK anytime.
  • With a Youth Mobility Visa, you can start your own business in the kingdom.
  • You would get to learn new important skills and extremely valuable work experience that you can use later on. 
  • This visa does not take more than 22 days or three weeks to get processed. 
  • You would be able to develop English language proficiency. 

What makes you eligible for the Youth Mobility Scheme? 

  • Is your age between the age group of 18 to 30 years? Then you can apply for a visa under this scheme. 
  • If you are worried about proving your English language skills and how to score well in IELTS, then you can leave that worry behind! Because this scheme does not need IELTS! 
  • MOREOVER, work experience is not mandatory. Since work experience is optional, it is possible for even freshers to apply under this scheme.
  • As for educational qualifications, you can have a Bachelor’s degree in any field and it’ll still be okay. 
  • In your savings bank account, you need at least £2,530 as proof of funds. 

Which occupations are eligible for Youth? 

Let’s see which occupations or job sectors are eligible under this scheme below:-

  • Engineering
  • Hospitality
  • IT and Software
  • Marketing 
  • Finance 

How to Apply for UK Youth Mobility Visa?

To apply for a UK Youth Mobility Visa, also known as the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa, follow these steps:

  1. Age must be 18 to 30 years old and must be a citizen of a country that is part of the Youth Mobility Scheme
  2. Create an account on the UK government’s official visa application website.
  3. Fill out and complete the application form
  4. Pay the visa fee online and book a Biometric Appointment
  5. Visit the VAC at the appointed time with your passport and require documents
  6. Attend an Interview (if required)
  7. After submitting an application and attending the biometric appointment, wait for a decision from UK authorities.

UK Youth Mobility Visa Cost 

The cost of the UK Youth Mobility visa is only £259 (approx. INR 27,400).

However, it’s the immigration health surcharge that is a bit expensive, which is £470 (approx. INR 50,000 )

Can Indians apply for a UK Youth Mobility Visa?

Indians can apply for a UK Youth Mobility Visa. They can work in the United Kingdom for about 2 years on this visa. 

How much does a Youth Mobility visa cost?

The cost of the UK Youth Mobility Visa is £259(approx. INR 27,400), and the additional immigration health charge is £470 (approx. INR 50,000)

Who is eligible for the Youth Mobility visa?

Young professionals between the ages of 18-30 are eligible for this UK Youth Mobility visa.

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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