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Youth Mobility Scheme 2018 for Taiwanese youth

The Youth Mobility Scheme 2018 for Taiwanese youth will be opened in January 2018.

2018 YMS application

The Youth Mobility Scheme 2018 for Taiwanese youth will be opened in January 2018. The selection criteria is a lottery based system managed by UK Visas and Immigration.

There will be 1,000 places available to Taiwanese youth. This will be split into two ballots, one in January and one in July. A total of 800 applicants will be selected for the first ballot in January 2018. If your application is successful you will be able to live, work and study in the UK for up to 2 years.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for the scheme you should send 1 email (only) to: TaiwanYMS2018-APPOINTMENT@fco.gov.uk between Monday 15 January 2018, 12:00 pm (Taiwan time) to Wednesday 17 January 2018, 12:00 pm (Taiwan time). The email header or subject line must contain your name, date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy) and passport number as shown in your passport. For example: FAN Janet - 31/01/1990 - Passport123456789.

In the main text of your email you should include the following: (please send your application in English, not in Chinese)

  • Name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Passport Number;
  • Country to submit the application (ex: Taiwan ); and
  • Mobile phone number.

The email account will be open for 48 hours only and all emails received within this timeframe will be sent an automated reply confirming receipt.

When the email account has closed, 800 applicants will be chosen at random. A second email will be sent to you on Wednesday 24 January if you have been successful and chosen to apply. This email will confirm acceptance and further instructions on how to make an appointment, along with documentary evidence required to apply for your entry clearance.

Please note successful applicants must prepare on-line applications and on-line credit card payments no later than 30 March 2018. Failure to submit your payment on-line by this date will automatically remove your name from the list and your allocation will be retracted. After you have paid on-line you have 90 days to submit your paperwork for consideration.

If you are a Taiwanese youth living overseas you can also apply following the instructions above, and if you are chosen to apply you will be able to do so in your country of residence. Applications cannot be submitted for the Youth Mobility Scheme 2018 in the UK.

An email will be sent to unsuccessful customers on Friday 26 January to inform them they have not been chosen and that no further action is required. A second ballot for the remaining YMS slots will be opened in July 2018.

Any enquiries relating to the application process, on-line application forms and questions in general should be directed to the UKVI International Enquiry Line.

Please see 2018 Youth Mobility Scheme Q&A (PDF, 326KB, 4 pages) for reference.

Published 13 November 2017