THE WORKING HOLIDAY VISA FOR THE UK:  HOW TO GET THE YOUTH MOBILITY SCHEME DREAM

The UK working holiday program is very popular for people from all over the world who want to leave their home countries for a while and experience a short-term working experience abroad.

We personally used a UK Working Holiday Visa, now called the Youth Mobility Scheme, to live and work in the UK. It’s a great way to work abroad, save using a strong currency, and travel the world due to its close proximity to Europe.

In this guide, we share our tips and advice on how to make your Uk working holiday dream a reality.

How to Get the UK Working Holiday Visa

The youth mobility scheme is for young people or graduates (18 – 30 years old, or 18-35 for New Zealand, Canada, Australia and Uruguay) from participating countries who would like to come and experience life in the UK.

It allows you to live in the UK for up to two years, contribute to the economy by working, paying taxes and spending on goods and services while young UK nationals enjoy similar opportunities in the other participating countries.

If you are a national of one of these countries, you may be able to come to the UK under the Youth Mobility Scheme. Your national government will be your sponsor.

This is a 2-year visa. It is non renewable, so once you have been there 2 years, you cannot renew for another 2 years.

You must have at least £2,530 in your bank account within 31 days of applying for your visa and it must have been in your account untouched for 28 days. This is proof you can support yourself in the UK (though honestly, this won’t get you very far as the UK is expensive).

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