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Do I need a sponsor before I apply?

That depends on the country you are applying from:

Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Monaco, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Republic of Korea have deemed sponsorship. Individuals applying from a country with deemed sponsorship will only need to provide their passport from that country to meet the sponsorship requirement.

San Marino, Iceland and India do not have deemed sponsorship and therefore need to be able to show evidence of sponsorship from your national government which has been issued no more than 6 months before their application is made.

Read more about this and other questions in our

Youth Mobility Visa section.


Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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