Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa
This route is very popular among the young people of certain countries. You can apply for a Tier 5 (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 £1,890 in savings
• Are from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Taiwan OR are a British overseas citizen, British overseas territories citizen or a British national (overseas)
• meet the other eligibility requirements for this type of visa
You cannot apply if you have children who live with you, children you are financially responsible for or if you have already been in the UK under the scheme or in the former 'working holiday maker' category.
You can live and work in the UK without restriction for up to 24 months. You can enter and leave the UK at any time during your stay.
Throughout your stay in the UK you can study and 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
At the same time you will not be allowed to work as a professional sportsperson, doctor or dentist in training unless you can show you qualified in the UK, extend your stay, get public funds and bring in family members on your application (they must apply separately).