For citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand looking for work in the UK
Are you looking to travel to the UK?
Tier 5 of the UK Youth Mobility Scheme will start accepting applications from 27 November 2008, and is open to citizens of:
And also to those who hold the status of:
British Overseas Citizen
British Overseas Territories Citizen
or British National (Overseas)
Universal Au Pairs will help you travel under the Youth Mobility Scheme and find work as an Au Pair, Nanny, or Housekeeper. Our service is free to use for those looking for work.
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Once you have registered, you can make free unlimited contact with our family members in order to find work as an au pair, nanny, or housekeeper.
There are a number of categories under which the applicants wishing to visit the UK must score minimum points. Migrant applications for Tier 5 of the points based system will open on 27 November 2008.
The current information published on the Border Agency website indicates that the following countries are participating in the Youth Mobility Scheme:
Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand
The following will also be able to apply:
British Overseas Citizen, British Overseas Territories Citizen, or British National (Overseas)
Applicants must be over 18 when the entry clearance becomes valid for use, and under 31 on the date the application was made.
The applicant must have £1,600 held in their personal bank account on the date of application.
Other rules also apply, so merely fulfilling the points based criteria does not guarantee entry clearance.
Please see The Youth Mobility Scheme for further information and links to the application from for the Entry Clearance Visa (which will be available from 27 November 2008).
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and we will do our best to help. Our email address is
UK in Australia - Foreign & Commonwealth Office
UK in Canada - Foreign & Commonwealth Office
UK in Japan - Foreign & Commonwealth Office
UK in New Zealand - Foreign & Commonwealth Office