At Synergy Immigration Solutions, we pride ourselves on being able to provide UK visas for anyone who is interested and qualified to make the UK their home on a temporary or permanent basis. We operate on an individual and a corporate level.
For those looking for new experiences in a vibrant and renowned country like the UK, the Youth Mobility Scheme (Tier 5) could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Youth Mobility Scheme (Tier 5) Recent changes
The Youth Mobility Scheme (Tier 5) has now been changed to the ‘Youth Mobility Scheme visa’
You can apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa if you:
- want to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years
- are aged 18 to 30
- have £2,530 in savings
- have certain types of British Nationality or are from certain countries or territories listed in the eligibility requirements
How long does it take?
The earliest you can apply for a visa is 6 months before you travel.
As part of your application, you’ll need to prove your identity and provide your documents.
You may need to allow extra time if you need an appointment to do this. You’ll find out if you need one when you start your application.
Getting a decision
Once you’ve applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you’ll usually get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.
How much it costs
You will need to:
- pay the application fee. The application fee is £259.
- pay the healthcare surcharge, which is usually £470 per year - you can check how much you’ll have to pay
- prove you have enough personal savings - check how much in the eligibility requirements
How long you can stay
You’ll be given a visa to live and work in the UK for up to 24 months.
You can enter the UK at any time while your visa is valid, and leave and come back at any time during your stay.
If you turn 31 after your visa is issued, you can stay in the UK for as long as your visa is valid.
What you can and cannot do
- study - for some courses you’ll need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme certificate
- work in most jobs
- be self-employed and set up a company - as long as your premises are rented, your equipment is not worth more than £5,000 and you do not have any employees
- work as a professional sportsperson (for example as a coach)
- extend your stay
- get public funds
- bring in family members on your application - they must apply separately
Right to work checks
For those looking to work on a Youth Mobility scheme visa, the changes to the right to work checks will be essential to know.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government issued new guidance surrounding right-to-work checks. They made the process easier for employers who transitioned to remote working.
From March 2020, employers could carry out right-to-work checks remotely, over video calls. Rather than asking for original documents, employers could ask job applicants and workers to scan or photograph their documents.
This policy came to an end on 30 September 2022.
From 1 October 2022, employers must now carry out right-to-work checks using one of these methods:
- Manually checking the person’s original documents.
- Via the Home Office’s online checking service.
- Via an Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT). This is an identity service to verify identity remotely, without providing physical documents.
Synergy immigration solutions
So how can we help? In regards to the Youth mobility scheme visa, and all others on our website, we are able to provide an in-depth and tailored service depending on your needs.
Do you need guidance on what Visa is appropriate for you? We can help with that.
Whether you want to stay permanently or for a short while, we will process your application accordingly whilst keeping you updated as we progress. We liaise with the UKVI on your behalf, saving any potential misunderstandings along the way.
Head to our website to make your enquiry today
At Synergy immigration solutions we offer a variety of guidance on an individual basis, whatever your needs may be, we should be able to help. Head over to our website to discover how we can help you today. For a brief overview of the alternative services we offer, read on.
Skilled Worker Visa
The Skilled Worker visa category replaces the Tier 2 (General) visa as the main immigration route for skilled workers under the UK’s new Points-Based Immigration System.
As the Freedom of Movement from the EU ended on 31 December 2020, both EU and non-EU citizens are now subject to the same immigration rules. All foreign nationals coming to work in the UK must now apply for permission in advance.
In order to apply for a visa under the Skilled Worker route, migrants need to hold a job offer from an approved sponsor at the required skill and salary level.
You may qualify for permanent residency after you have lived legally in the UK for a certain length of time.
This is known as indefinite leave to remain. In most cases, qualifying for settlement is possible on completion of five years’ residence in the UK.
We will support you every step of the way. Make your enquiry today to see how we can offer our expertise.
Global Talent Visa
The Global Talent visa is for talented and promising people who wish to work in specific sectors such as sciences, the humanities, engineering, the arts and technology.
It replaced the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa category in February 2020 and it leads to settlement after 3 years if you have been considered a talented candidate, or 5 years if you have been considered a promising candidate.
Get in touch now to discuss further and see if you qualify.
The UK Start up visa is aimed at ambitious entrepreneurs looking to set up their first business in the UK. The route is open to both graduates and non-graduates and no initial funding is needed to be eligible.
However, the requirement to have a ‘viable’ and ‘scalable’ business idea means that, in practice, you may need to have funds available to invest.
To apply for a start up visa you will require an endorsement letter from one of the UKVI approved Endorsing Bodies. A Start up visa is valid for 2 years and the category does not lead directly to settlement in the UK and so you must switch to an innovator visa to qualify for settlement after five years. Start-up visa applications may work in the UK whilst establishing their business.
To know whether or not you qualify for a start-up visa, make your enquiry on our website
Visit visas – single and multiple
If you’re a visa national and wish to travel to the UK on business or pleasure, you are required to have an entry clearance visa prior to your visit. Visit visas have the highest rate of refusal and so it’s important to get it right the first time. We will ensure that your documentation is in order to strengthen your application and give it the best chance of success.
Make your enquiry today for the best level of guidance available.
Studying in the UK is an enriching experience and a valued opportunity for those who are able to complete their degree at their chosen university.
You can apply for a Student visa if you are over 16 and you have been offered a place on a course by a licenced student sponsor. You must have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course and you must speak, read, write and understand English. We can assist you with the process and simplify things for you.
To receive the best possible chance of studying in the UK, make an enquiry on our website today.
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We enjoy working with individuals who are looking to come to the UK for a short stay or with a view to remaining permanently.
Synergy immigration solutions are proud to offer a bespoke personalised service, tailoring our advice to suit your needs and ensure that your application has the best chance of success.
We process applications in an efficient and timely manner and ensure that our clients are kept up to date throughout the process.
Through our in-depth knowledge, experience and understanding of the UK immigration laws and requirements, we can liaise with the UKVI on your behalf.
We understand the importance of seeking reliable help and professional services when it comes to immigration, and we will take the time to understand your needs and provide the best possible solution at a competitive price.
We hope to have given you the relevant information on Youth Mobility Scheme (Tier 5) Visas whilst also providing you with additional information that can help you with your immigration needs. Make your enquiry today.