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Youth Mobility Scheme 2019 for Taiwanese youth

The Youth Mobility Scheme 2019 for Taiwanese youth will be opened in January 2019.

2019 YMS application

The Youth Mobility Scheme 2019 for Taiwanese youth will be opened in January 2019. 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 2019. If your application is successful you will be able to live, work and study in the UK for up to 2 years. You can apply for the Youth Mobility Scheme visa up to 6 months before your intended travel date.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for the scheme you should send 1 email (only) to: between Monday 14 January 2019, 12:00 pm (Taiwan time) to Wednesday 16 January 2019, 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 - 31/01/1995 - Passport123456789.

In the main text of your email you should include the following (in English only):

  • 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 no later than Wednesday 23 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. This is a lottery system and you can only make an application if you have been successful and received an email confirming the next steps.

Please note successful applicants must prepare on-line applications and on-line credit card payments no later than 30 March 2019. 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 2019 in the UK.

An email will be sent to unsuccessful customers no later than Friday 25 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 2019.

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


See 2019 Youth Mobility Scheme Q&A (PDF, 511KB, 7 pages)

Published 3 December 2018