Guidance

Youth Mobility Scheme: caseworker guidance

Immigration staff guidance on how to consider applications from people who wish to come to the UK under the Youth Mobility Scheme visa category.

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Youth Mobility Scheme caseworker guidance

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UK Visas and Immigration guidance for staff on receiving applications from people who wish to enter the UK under the Youth Mobility Scheme visa category of the points-based system. It includes details on validity, suitability and eligibility requirements as well as grant or refuse clearance and conditions of leave.

This route is for sponsored young people from participating countries or territories who wish to experience life in the UK.

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Published 17 October 2013
Last updated 9 November 2022 + show all updates
  1. Minor amendments as a result of Autumn Immigration Rules changes.

  2. Updated this guidance with a new version.

  3. Updated to reflect Iceland and India join the scheme from 1 January 2022. Clarification on the documents that Icelandic and San Marino nationals must submit. Further guidance will be published once the first India ballot is ready to launch.

  4. Guidance updated to correctly reference the new set of Immigration Rules.

  5. Document updated to correctly reference the new set of Immigration Rules.

  6. Guidance updated in line with FBIS requirements from 1 December 2020.

  7. Updated document.

  8. Updated document.

  9. Updated document

  10. First published.