Taiwan joins the Youth Mobility Scheme

The Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme allows nationals of participating countries to spend up to 2 years in the UK, during which time they are free to work.

Taiwan is now a participant of the Youth Mobility Scheme, since joining in November this year.

The full list of nationalities that can participate in the Youth Mobility Scheme is:

  • Taiwan;
  • Japan;
  • Australia;
  • Monaco;
  • Canada;
  • New Zealand; and
  • British Nationals (Overseas).

There is a limit of 1000 places on the scheme in 2012 for Taiwanese nationals.

1000 application places will be distributed at random within the pool of people who express their interest in the scheme. To officially express interest, Taiwanese nationals should contact the National Youth Commission through their website between 1st December and 20th December 2011. From this pool of people, 1000 will be contacted with details of how to apply.

Changes for Japanese nationals

There is a limit of 1000 places on the scheme in 2012 for Japanese nationals.

In previous years, application places had been allocated on a first come first served basis. However, this year, the 1000 application places will be distributed at random within the pool of people who express their interest in the scheme.

To officially express interest, Japanese nationals should email YMS2012-APPOINTMENT@vfshelpline.com between 12pm on Wednesday 4th January and 12pm on Friday 6th January 2012 (Japan time). From this pool of people, 1000 will be contacted with details of how to apply.

Japanese nationals living outside Japan should follow the same process to apply for a place.

To find out if you may qualify for the Youth Mobility Scheme, please contact us.