UK and South Korea Expand Youth Mobility Schemes

The British Embassy in Seoul has confirmed that, effective January 31, 2024, the number of nationals from South Korea who can apply for the Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) visa each year is increasing from 1,000 to 5,000 and the upper age limit will also increase from 30 to 35.

South Korean nationals interested in applying for the YMS visa will no longer need to register their interest in a ballot and, instead, can apply at any time from January 31, if they meet the eligibility criteria.

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