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Posted on Jun 15, 2012 in UK Working Holiday, Work & Holiday |

UK makes the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme availbale for South Korean citizens

South Koreans will soon be able to participate in the UK Youth Mobility Scheme. On 12th June the governments of Britain and South Korea signed an agreement, which will allow 1000 young people from South Korea to work and travel in UK for up to 2 years. In addition to that, the same number of British citizens will have the opportunity to visit South Korea. The British ambassador to South Korea Scott Wightman issued the following statement, concerning the new agreement: “We are extremely pleased to welcome South Korean young people to our youth mobility program. This is a significant opportunity for both the UK and South Korea, an opportunity to strengthen and build on the cultural and economic ties that exist between us and to promote mutual understanding” The Youth Mobility scheme will provide opportunities to young Korans to experience the British lifestyle, to expand their cultural competence and to significantly improve their English language skills. Furthermore it will allow them the boost their CVs with high-value international working experience, which will give them important advantage when they return in the domestic job market. On the other hand many young British people will be able to have a first hand encounter with the fascinating culture and traditions of South Korea. In order to apply for the UK youth mobility scheme the South Koreans must secure a certificate of sponsorship, which is issued by the South Korean immigration authorities. The Youth Mobility Scheme is part of the Tier 5 UK’s points-based system for visa applications. Therefore all of the applicants must score 50 points on total from all of the following categories. • Nationality – Being citizen of South Korea is worth 30 points • Age – People, who are under 31 years, will gain 10 points • Maintenance funds – £1,800 cash funds or more are equal to another 10 points. The official start date of the UK youth mobility scheme for South Korea is still not set, but will most probably be at some point in the next few months. Visa First is one of the leading...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2010 in Uncategorized, Work & Holiday, Working Holiday Visa |

Working Holiday in Cyprus

Now you have the opportunity to explore Cyprus – a land of Roman ruins, medieval frescoed churches, castles, Mediterranean cuisine, and lots of fun. Visa First recently started offering assistance to Australians for Working Holiday visas for Cyprus, Australians can work while experiencing the life and culture of Cyprus – a place much different from their home country. Cyprus is an island located in the Eastern Mediterranean, south of Turkey and west of Syria and Lebanon. Nicosia is the capital. Its population is about 800,000 people, which makes it the third biggest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia. Cyprus is a presidential republic with Greek and Turkish for official languages. As a member of the European Union, it adopted the euro in 2008. The economy is very well-developed and the Gross Domestic Product is just above the average of the European Union. Cyprus is ranked the 40th most popular destination in the world with over 2 million tourist arrivals annually. As such, backpackers can get seasonal jobs to support their stay. It’s best to arrive during the tourist season as this way you can easily find jobs in the restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, etc. The busiest tourist resorts are Ayia Napa and Proteras, so you have greater chances to find a job quickly if you go there. Fruit picking is also a job backpackers often find through asking around. English is widely spoken, so you shouldn’t have trouble with the locals. Getting around the island should not be a problem either, as buses and taxis are always available. You can rent a car– Cypriots drive on the left side of the road just like in Australia. As far as things to see in Cyprus, the list is quite long. Check out for specific attractions and activities. So, if you are ready to see how the Mediterranean is different from the Pacific, see the requirements for a Working Holiday visa in Cyprus, and start planning. blog.visafirst.comMore...

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Posted on Mar 26, 2009 in Australia Working Holiday, Work & Holiday |

Australia Working Holiday vs. Work & Holiday

More than 12% of the temporary visitors in Australia use one of these visas to spend an extended holiday Down Under. There are some major differences between the Australian work & holiday visa (Subclass 462) and the Australian working holiday visa (Subclass 417) that you should know about: The Australian working holiday visa is for people from Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and United Kingdom. The Australian Work and Holiday is for people from Chile, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey and the USA. The Work and Holiday visa is for tertiary educated people – continuing their studies after high school. The Work and Holiday visa travelers can not apply for a second visa, which is an option with the Australia work and holiday visa. If you require assistance with an Australia working holiday or work and holiday visa, you can always contact us. 24/7 status report on your visa is provided as well. Visa FirstMore...

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