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What is the Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) Visa?

The Youth Mobility Scheme visa is a visa available to individuals from certain countries who are aged between 18 and 30 who want to live, work and travel in the UK. The visa is a one-time only visa so once you have been granted it once you cannot reapply.

The visas under this scheme are issued on a reciprocal basis, meaning that the same number of visas are available each year for UK citizens to live, work or study in each of the partner countries.

This visa has replaced the Youth Mobility Scheme visa (T5).

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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