From the 7th March 2013, the UK Border Agency at the visa application centre in Taiwan will accept Tier 5 (Youth mobility scheme) visa applications from Taiwan nationals.
The Youth Mobility Scheme is a reciprocal scheme which allows eligible South Koreans aged between 18 and 30 to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years. They don’t need a job offer first. Every year an allocation of 1,000 visas will be available for interested South Koreans.
First of all, eligible South Koreans have to register for a Certificate of Sponsorship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) in Korea.
The application of Ms Schin was one of the first two YMS applications to be received at the visa application centre in Seoul on August 6th. Ms Schin has been already been studying curating at the Royal College of Art in London and wished to have a gap year for work experience in the UK.
Without doubt, the Youth Mobility Scheme offers excellent opportunities for young people from both Korea and the UK to experience new cultures and reach their full potential. We look forward to more South Koreans taking advantage of this opportunity and making this application through us.
If you are a South Korean and want to come to the UK or are a British Citizen wanting to go to South Korea under this scheme, or any other immigration application, please contact us or call us on 0845 126 1350. Or add your comments below or begin a conversation with us on facebook or twitter @iam_immigration
From the 1st of January 2012, Taiwan has joined the list of countries and territories that take part in the UK’s new youth mobility scheme, under Tier 5 of the points-based system.
The countries that already participate in the scheme are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Monaco.
The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme allows young people from the list of participating countries and territories to come to the UK and experience life in the UK. Every year, the UK government allocates a number of places on the youth mobility scheme for each country and territory.
In 2012, Taiwan, Japan and Monaco will each have an allocation of 1,000 places for the youth of their countries to come to the UK. This is in line with the number of places offered to UK nationals on their reciprocal schemes.
Australia, Canada and New Zealand’s allocations will match the number of UK nationals who were issued visas on their reciprocal schemes in the previous year:
- Australia – 32,500 places
- Canada – 5,000 places
- New Zealand – 10,000 places
The Immigration Rules have been amended on 1 January 2012 to reflect the addition of Taiwan to the scheme.
If you want to make an application and you meet the above requirements, please contact us to arrange your application or for more details of the scheme, ask one of our Immigration Advisors about the Tier 5 (Youth mobility scheme).
With the exception of Tier 1 Investor visas you must be able to demonstrate that you are proficient in the English before any Tier 1 visa application can be approved. The pass mark for the English language requirement is 10 points.
You can prove that you speak English to the required standard in one of four ways:
If you want to show that you meet the English language requirement for your UK visa because you hold an acceptable degree taught in English, you should provide the original certificate of your award. Sometimes, this will not on its own be acceptable for certain types of UK visa applications and in those circumstances, a life in the UK test pass certificate will do.
If you are going to use your degree certificate, this certificate must be original, and must clearly show:
- your name
- the title of the award
- the date of the award
- the name of the awarding institution
The government have two consultations currently running on UK immigration. The first looks at whether the UK should introduce tougher settlement restrictions
Launched on 9th June, the Government are consulting the public on settlement of migrants under Tiers 1 and 2 of the Points Based System together with Tier 5 and domestic workers. They have also commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to consider and provide advice on the following questions: