The Tier 5 Visa replaced the previous Working Holiday Visa. Also know as the Youth Mobility Scheme, the Tier 5 Visa allows you to work in the UK for a full 2-year period.

Tier 5 Qualifying Criteria

This scheme is only valid if your are between the ages of 18 and 30 inclusive (at least 18 years of age and under 31 years of age).

You can only apply if you have never held a working holidaymaker visa in the past

You can only qualify if you are from a Nation who are listed below. Other countries will be added in time:

Australia
Canada
Japan
Monaco
New Zealand


You will need to show a balance of at least the equivalent of GBP 1600.00 in your personal bank account(s) and/or your savings account(s) at the time the application is submitted.

You will not be permitted to switch to any other category within the Points Based System and must have left the UK upon expiry of your Tier 5 Visa.

Family and Dependants

If you and your partner wish to come to the UK using the Tier 5 visa then you must both make individual applications - your partner cannot be your dependant on this visa. Children cannot accompany you to the UK on a Tier 5 visa.


How Takeoff Immigration and Visa can help you

We look at all of the relevant information surrounding your case, putting all the pieces together. Every case has its own merits, therefore, it is of the utmost importance that they analyse and assess your individual circumstances before they take your case forward. Only then, will they fully inform you on what they will do next and you are allocated a Senior Legal Caseworker.


The collation of documents is the back bone of your case, as it helps to strengthen and validate your UK Visa application. Our  Senior Caseworker will give you unrestricted access to a unique Case Management System, so you can raise any concerns you may have. It will also allow you to send important documents from the comfort of your home or office, 24 hours a day. No need for appointments.


Once the documents have been collated, the Senior Caseworker will then apply legal representation, applying the latest immigration rules to your application. This alone could be the difference in your application being rejected or granted. It's in these very important legal representations that our Barristers will use the expertise that they have honed, through submitting thousands of successful UK Visa applications, in presenting your case.


The Home Office makes their decisions based on the documents and legal representations that are presented to them. In most instances they don't get to meet you in person, hence the importance that the documents that our Senior Case Worker submit to them, contain relevant facts about your case that are further validated and strengthened by applying current UK Immigration Law.

It does not stop there. Once your application is submitted, our Senior Caseworker  will closely monitor the progress of your application with the deliberating body until a decision has been reached. They will then notify you of the outcome, so you are up-to-date on any information regarding your UK Visa application.


Contact a member of our Team  0203 283 8742  or via the form below.

Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme