Immigration Rules

Immigration Rules Appendix G: Youth Mobility Scheme

Countries and territories taking part in the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme and annual allocation of places for 2017.

  1. 1. Places available for use by Countries and Territories with Deemed Sponsorship Status:
  • Australia - 35,500 places
  • New Zealand - 13,000 places
  • Canada - 5,500 places
  • Japan - 1,000 places
  • Monaco - 1,000 places
  • Taiwan – 1,000 places
  1. 2. Places available for use by Countries and Territories without Deemed Sponsorship Status:
  • South Korea - 1,000 places
  • Hong Kong - 1,000 places

Invitation to apply arrangements:

  1. 3. In order to effectively and efficiently manage the release of the above allocations, the Home Office will operate the arrangements set out in paragraph 4 below, known as invitation to apply arrangements, in relation to the allocation of places available for use by nationals of the following countries with Deemed Certificate of Sponsorship Status:
  1. Japan
  2. Taiwan
  1. 4. Under these arrangements:
    1. (i) a prospective applicant must submit an expression of interest in applying for entry clearance under the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) relevant allocation (an expression of interest) in accordance with the process published by the Home Office,
    2. (ii) no more than one expression of interest per person will be accepted by the Home Office during each period in which they may be submitted,
    3. (iii) the Home Office will:
      1. (1) select at random those to whom an invitation to apply for entry clearance under the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) relevant allocation is to be issued from the pool of those who have submitted an expression of interest, and
      2. (2) keep a record of those individuals to whom an invitation to apply is issued, and
    4. (iv) the Home Office may:
      1. (1) place a time limit on the period during which an expression of interest is to be submitted,
      2. (2) determine the number of invitations to apply that may be issued in any calendar month, except that where the number of expressions of interest received in a calendar year exceeds the allocations specified above, the total number of invitations to apply in a calendar year shall not be less than the annual allocations specified above,
      3. (3) place a time limit on the validity of an invitation to apply.