Youth Mobility Scheme
You must apply online before you travel to the UK. The earliest you can apply is 6 months before you travel to the UK. As part of your online application, you need to book an appointment at a visa application centre. You will have your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) taken at your appointment.
Once you have applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you will usually get a decision on your visa within 4-8 weeks.
The timelines may currently be longer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Priority Service may be available as an additional purchasing option in some locations for applications made outside the UK.
No, but you may be able to switch to another visa category such as the Skilled Worker Route or Start-up Route, or a spouse or dependent visa, depending on your family relationships. You may need to leave the UK and apply for a new visa in your home country.