UK extends Youth Mobility Scheme to Japanese nationals

Home Office has announced that the Youth Mobility Scheme 2014 for Japanese nationals will be opened in January 2014.

There will be 1,000 places available to Japanese nationals. Those whose applications are successful will be able to live, work and study in the UK for up to two years.

If you would like to apply for the scheme you should send an email (only) to: [email protected], between Monday 6th January 2014, 12:00 (Japan time) and Wednesday 8th January 2014, 12:00 (Japan time).

The email header or subject line must contain your name, date of birth and passport number as shown in your passport. For example: YAMADA Taro – 31/01/1990 – TH123456789.

In the main text of your email you should include the following:
– name;
– date of birth;
– passport number;
– country to submit the application; and
– home and mobile phone number.

The email account will be open for 48 hours only and all emails received within this timeframe will be sent an automated reply confirming receipt.

When the email account has closed, 1,000 applicants will be chosen at random. A second email will be sent to you on Wednesday 15th January if you have been chosen to apply. This email will confirm acceptance and further instructions on how to make an appointment, along with documentary evidence required to apply for your entry clearance. You will only receive a second email if you have been successfully chosen for application.

If you are a Japanese national living overseas you can apply following the instructions above, and if you are chosen to apply you will be able to do so in your country of residence.

Applications cannot be submitted for the Youth Mobility Scheme 2014 in the UK.

If you are chosen, UK Visas and Immigration in Manila will notify the application centre in your country of residence (excluding the UK) that you have been successfully chosen and that you can apply.

If you do not receive a second email confirming you have been chosen you will not be able to apply.

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