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A blog dedicated to Working Holidaymakers and people willing to immigrate



UK Youth Mobility Scheme 2012 Available for Taiwanese citizens

New changes to the UK immigration rules have made it possible for Taiwanese citizens to apply for the UK Youth mobility scheme from January 2012 UK Border agency has allocated a quota of 1000 places for applicants from Taiwan for the UK Youth Mobility Scheme during the year of 2012. This corresponds to the number […]

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UK Employment Update

The UK unemployment rate worried economists as it rose from 7.8% to 7.9% from February through April.   The difference is only 0.1% but it equals 23,000 jobless people, which increased the total unemployment number to 2.47 million.   In addition, official statistics also showed that those out of work and not seeking employment also […]

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UK Points Based System Explained

Before the new system was introduced there were more than 80 routes for a non-EU national to enter the UK. The present, much more simpler framework consists of 5 tiers, which help people find the right path to the UK. Tier 1 is for highly skilled individuals willing to practice what they do best in […]

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Youth Mobility Scheme – Tier 5 Visa for the UK

Youth Mobility Scheme is the new name of the UK Working Holiday Scheme. Requirements remain nearly the same. A point based system applies. You must score 50 points to be able to apply. You get 30 points if you are a citizen of one of the following countries – Australia, Japan, Canada, or New Zealand. […]

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Sometimes you don’t need a visa

Sometimes people don’t need a visa to travel abroad. There are a number of active agreements between countries, which allow their citizens to travel freely within a certain time frame. Mike: Welcome to the visa first live chat! How can I help you today? Emma: Hi, I am traveling to England and I’m getting a […]

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How to open a UK bank account from Australia?

Apart from organising your visa, here at Visa First we can help you open a bank account before you go to London. Your first week here can be quite challenging to say the least. We can assist you to open a bank accout and make the transition smoother.

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UK Working Holiday Visa – How can Visa First help you?

Obtaining a visa to the UK keeps getting harder and harder. If you like to travel around the United Kingdom and work to support your travels the UK Working Holiday visa is the right choice for you. You can hold a UK visa in your hands in just a few weeks if you get things […]

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Can I apply for a UK Working Holiday visa while in Italy?

The chat sessions would be very valuable for you, if you intend to travel around Europe and you need to obtain several Working Holiday visas. The client below wants to travel to Italy and the UK. She is from New Zealand, and it seems that she need s to go through a lot of planning […]

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