Notice: wp_enqueue_script was called incorrectly. Scripts and styles should not be registered or enqueued until the wp_enqueue_scripts, admin_enqueue_scripts, or login_enqueue_scripts hooks. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 3.3.0.) in /home/immigration/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4138
Tier 5 youth mobility scheme – Taiwan added by UK Border Agency | Immigration Matters

Want to learn more about UK/EU Immigration Law? Click Act Now to learn more... Act Now

Call Us +44 7950 458 464 |
 Categories : News


The UK Border Agency has announced that from 1 January 2012, Taiwan will join the list of countries and territories that participate in the UK’s Tier 5 youth mobility scheme.

The youth mobility scheme comes under Tier 5 of the points-based system for temporary migration.

The countries that already participate in the scheme are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Monaco.

The scheme is for young people from participating countries and territories who want to come and experience life in the UK.

The UK government allocates a number of places every year on the youth mobility scheme for each country and territory.

For 2012, Taiwan, Japan and Monaco will each receive an allocation of 1,000 places. This is in line with the number of places offered to UK nationals on their reciprocal schemes.

Australia, Canada and New Zealand’s allocations will match the number of UK nationals who were issued visas on their reciprocal schemes in the previous year:

  • Australia – 32,500 places
  • Canada – 5,000 places
  • New Zealand – 10,000 places

The Immigration Rules will be amended on 1 January 2012 to reflect the addition of Taiwan to the scheme.

A statement of changes to the Immigration Rules (HC 1693) was laid before Parliament on 8 December, and can be downloaded from our Statements of changes to the Immigration Rules page.

For details of the scheme, see the Tier 5 (Youth mobility scheme) section of the UK Border Agency website. Source: UK Border Agency.

See also:

London 2012 Olympic Games visa applications open from 1 January 2012

If you need any immigration advice or help with Sponsorship or Work Permits, Visa, ILR/Settlement, Citizenship, dependant visa or an appeal against a refusal please email: or visit

Spread the Word, like or share this page, your friends will also love it and thanks for it.

Do you employ foreign workers? Don't risk a £20,000 fine and a possible custodial sentence. We can advice on Entrepreneur Visas, Investor Visas and Home Office sponsor licence compliance for your business. Use the button below to schedule an appointment...


Immigration Adviser, Speaker and Author See also: Profile - Profile:!/groups/14119859749/

One Response to “Tier 5 youth mobility scheme – Taiwan added by UK Border Agency”
Read them below or add one

  1. […] Tier 5 youth mobility scheme – Taiwan added by UK Border Agency […]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked by *.

You must beLogged in to post a comment.