New UK visa opportunities for Taiwanese travellers on Youth Mobility Scheme – UK Visa Bureau

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The UK Visa Bureau is now able to help young Taiwanese travellers to come and live and work in the UK for up to two years, as Taiwan has become the sixth country to be added to the UK’s Youth Mobility Scheme, with 1,000 places available.

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The UK Youth Mobility Scheme is now open to young travellers from Taiwan.

To qualify for the Youth Mobility Scheme young Taiwanese need to score 50 points on the UK’s system. While this may sound like a lot, the system is simple and straightforward.

The UK Visa Bureau is now able to help young Taiwanese travellers to come and live and work in the UK for up to two years, as Taiwan has become the sixth country to be added to the UK’s Youth Mobility Scheme, with 1,000 places available.

As part of the points based UK visa system, the Youth Mobility Scheme is the best way for young people from participating countries to come and experience life and work in the UK for up to two years.

As one of the UK's leading independent migration consultancies, the scheme is just one of many UK immigration pathways which the UK Visa Bureau can provide assistance with. The Youth Mobility Scheme replaces the previous UK Working Holiday Visa programme, was originally only open to Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand. However, the scheme’s success saw it further expanded to Monaco and in November 2011, it was announced that Taiwan would also begin providing visas for its young citizens to experience Britain.

Unlike other schemes, candidates in the Youth Mobility Scheme do not require a sponsor as each participating country’s government essentially acts as the candidate’s sponsor. In Taiwan, the National Youth Commission will be acting as sponsor and has offered a total of 1,000 places to young Taiwanese people who meet certain criteria.

Unlike other schemes, candidates in the Youth Mobility Scheme do not require a sponsor as each participating country’s government essentially acts as the candidate’s sponsor. In Taiwan, the National Youth Commission will be acting as sponsor and has offered a total of 1,000 places to young Taiwanese people who meet certain criteria.

Speaking on how potential applicants can apply for the scheme, the UK Visa Bureau’s Casework Department Manager, Marissa Murdock, gave the following explanation: “To qualify for the Youth Mobility Scheme young Taiwanese need to score 50 points on the UK’s system. While this may sound like a lot, the system is simple and straightforward.

“Every Taiwanese citizen and passport holder receives 30 points for their nationality. The next points are determined by age, anyone under the age of 31 and over the age 18 on the date they plan to enter the UK will receive 10 points.

"Finally, anyone with at least £1,600 available in cash funds will receive a further 10 points and therefore achieve the required 50 points."

A couple of other simple requirements also determine a candidate’s final eligibility; these include having no dependent children and have not previously participated in the Youth Mobility Scheme or the previous working holidaymaker scheme.

Once eligible for the scheme, any young Taiwanese that has received a certificate of sponsorship can then simply proceed to attaining their UK visa from the application centre in Taipei.

Every successful applicant on the Youth Mobility Scheme has the right to live as well as work and study almost without exception in the UK. For a period of two years, successful applicants are free to do almost any job at any time; the only exceptions are trainee doctor or dentist and professional athlete.

Successful applicants are also permitted to undertake any privately funded study as well as voluntary work and au pair placements. Self employment is allowed as part of the Youth Mobility Scheme provided no premises or employees are required and no equipment worth more than £5,000 is used.

"Participation in the Youth Mobility Scheme can be a great way of getting a genuine taste for British life and culture" said Guy Bradley, Managing Director of the UK Visa Bureau.

"With two years and almost no limits on what you can do and where you can go, no other visa option offers the same level of possibility and opportunity".

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