Work Visa Application

Which Visa will I need?

Applying for a visa can be very complicated when you do not know where to start.

On this page, you will find all the basic information about how to apply for a visa, which type of visa and many more (including which documents you will need).

Tier-5 Youth
Mobility

Tier-2 General Work Visa

Did you know?

If at least one of your parents are from the UK originally, you can apply for Dual-Citizenship. You may be eligible for the UK Ancestry Visa if you have grandparents that were born in the UK.

Documents

As you can imagine, you will need all your personal documents with you! So start creating a folder with all the original documents from the list below (but not limited to it) along with anything you believe might be relevant and necessary:

  • Letter of Sponsorship from future Employment Provider – not applicable for Youth Mobility visa
  • Birth Certificate        
  • Adoption Certificate – if applicable
  • Marriage/ Divorce Certificate – if applicable
  • Driving licence – if applicable
  • Firearms licence – if applicable
  • Educational Qualifications (all existent eg: high school cert., Bachelor Degree etc
  • Police check from your home country – visit your local police force for more information.
  • Proof of your current address – Bank Statement issued within the last 3 months
  • Address history for the past 5 years

Frequently Asked Questions

You can apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa if you’re aged 18 to 30 and you’re from:
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • Republic of Korea
  • Taiwan
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You can start the application process within 6 months of your expected arrival date. For example; You can apply from 16 March if you plan to travel on 15 September.

After completing the online visa application, it usually takes around 3 weeks to get a decision on your visa.

It costs £244 to apply for the youth mobility visa. There is an additional health surcharge of £600 (£300 per year) which is payable up front. As part of your application, you must be able to show you have at least £1,890 in savings.

Unless you have already booked your flight to the UK, it’s difficult to know exactly when you will be arriving in the UK. An approximate guess will be fine unless you arrive in the UK before that date. To stay on the safe side, we suggest leaving a two-week window before your position starts. E.g. If your job start on the 1st September, put an arrival date of 18th August.

Please contact your consultant for guidance with this question. Assuming you are earning £140 per day, your annual salary will be £27,300.