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More about The Tier 5 Visa One

About BritBound's Visa Assistance Service

Applying for a visa, especially a big one like the Tier 5 Youth Mobility, can be a stressful experience. With so much riding on the outcome it is no wonder that it is often said to be the least enjoyable aspect of moving to the UK. They say around 30% of visa applications get rejected, which would be a costly situation to be in, more visa fees, flight changes, tour cancellations...

BritBound is here to guarantee a successful outcome, because we want you to make it over here without any delays! More importantly, we want you to look forward to receiving your passport back, not dreading it, because lets face it, there is nothing more exciting than finding out your visa application to move to another country was successful!

We have been assisting with visa applications for more than 10 years, and that is a lot of applications, thousands in fact! So our service has a great track record, otherwise we would not be winning the awards! But heres a short summary of our process...and there are NO paper application forms!

• After joining BritBound and selecting the Visa Service you will answer some criteria to ensure you qualify for the visa. (see next tab for a list of the qualifying criteria!)

• Once you pass this you can then complete a series of tabs requesting information relevant to your visa.

• Our team will then liaise with you to determine the best date to start your visa, taking into consideration any other travel plans.

• We will then create your online submission ready for the British High Commission to review.

• Our visa team will ensure your visa is processed within 4 weeks, or 7 days if you are choosing the priority processing option.

Our visas consultants will complete your visa application for you, check all your supporting documents and only submit when everything is in order. Spare yourself the ‘Will I, won’t I get it’ stress and let us ensure your application goes through first time around. Furthermore we offer a ‘No Visa No Fee’ Promise – so if you don’t get your visa we’ll refund your package...though unless have been dishonest, there is

Please note that this fee does not include the UK Government's Entry Clearance Fee or the International Health Surcharge which is payable directly to the British High Commission once your application is complete and ready to submit.

Qualification Criteria

To be able to proceed with the visa application service through BritBound, the following applies

Nationality: You must be a Commonwealth national (have a passport), for one of the following countries:

• Australia • Canada • New Zealand

Age: You must be over 18 when you arrive in the UK and under 31 when you apply for the visa.

Criminal Record: You cannot have any registered offences, that have been issued at a court of Law in the past 12 months.

Proof of Funds: You must have no less than the equivalent of £1890 to support yourself when you first arrive in the UK

Dependent Children: You cannot have any children who are dependent on you.

Government Visa Fees: You must be able to pay the additional Government Entry Clearance Fee of (£244) and the International Health Surcharge (£600) that gives you free access to GP's, hospitals and subsidised dentistry.

Previous UK Visas: You cannot have been to the United Kingdom as a working holidaymaker or under the youth mobility scheme. Tourist visits are fine.

Please contact us if you need to discuss any of the above.

What's Included?


    Around one in five UK visa applications are rejected, so getting it right the first time avoids costly delays. Don’t leave yours to chance, our dedicated visa consultants will guide you every step of the way.

    We’ll complete your visa application for you, check all your supporting documents and only submit when everything is in order. Spare yourself the stress of trawling through countless confusing forms by letting us ensure your application goes through first time around.

  • No Visa No Fee Promise

    We offer a ‘No Visa No Fee’ Promise – so if you apply for your visa and don’t get it, we’ll refund your package. That’s how confident we are that with our help you’ll have your visa stamped in your passport and back in your hands ready for your adventure!

    * Please note that our Package Fee does not include the ‘Entry Clearance’ Fee and ‘International Health Surcharge’, which is payable directly to the Government once your application is complete and ready to submit. This will then entitle you to unlimited access to NHS healthcare in the UK for the full duration of your visa. This means that you will receive fee-free access to NHS hospitals and GPs, as well as heavily subsidised dentistry.

  • Arrival Info Party

    What better way to celebrate your arrival to the UK and the start of your amazing adventure than with a few drinks before heading out on the town to sample the local pub scene?! Throw in a couple hours of engaging facts and essential information on living here and this is one BritBound event not to be missed.

    Among the priceless tips and guides on settling into the UK and London we’ll cover things like doctors, dentists, jobs, tax, National Insurance, long term accommodation, finding the job you want and ideas on what to do and experience whilst you’re here.

    Lifelong friendships have started at the arrival party, definitely a date for your diary!

  • Membership to our Social Events Club

    Whether you’re travelling to the UK on your own, with a partner, or in a group of friends, meeting new people is one of the most enjoyable aspects of living and working overseas. The BritBound Social Events Membership gives you access to 365 exclusive BritBound events per year and also discounts on many London, UK and European outings, events and adventures. From cheap price theatre nights, pub quizzes, boat cruises, festivals and weekend tours… The BritBound social events calendar will ensure that your diary is the envy of all.

  • UK Bank Account

    If there’s one area that will have you reaching for the camomile tea, it's the topic of UK Bank Accounts. With opening criteria that changes with the tides, it is no wonder this area has many stressing out! Luckily BritBound has been around for years- we know how the banks work and we can go to the very top if we need to get things fixed for you! There are a number of options available; the choice of bank account we recommend will be determined on your passport and visa type. However all options we offer are a same day account.

  • Unlimited Fee-Free Bank Transfers

    This is something you may not even have thought about yet; how do you get your money from one country to another? How do you ensure that when you get here you have a bank account with funds you can access? Using cards from home whilst overseas can be very costly. Well, the answer is with an International Money Transfer. However, banks usually charge a fee to carry this out for you; then the receiving bank charges too. Ouch! There are lots of options out there, but as a one off transaction you really cannot beat the exchange rate of an online money transfer company.

  • National Insurance Number

    A National Insurance number is essentially your tax number and it will be required by your employer and to help you keep track of your tax payments. We'll ensure that you get your number set up as quickly as possible. It also gives you access to a whole range of services including the National Health Service.

  • Employment Resources & CV Template

    Finding a job in the UK is likely to be different to what you have been used to back home; so getting started on the right foot is key! Being a BritBounder means that you have access to our employment resources- handy ”Working In” guides, UK specific CV template, as well as insider tips and access to our Jobs Board. We will also introduce you to potential employers and employment agencies so you can set up some interviews / meetings ready for your arrival.

    Furthermore our resident experts can assist with Payroll Services and comprehensive tax tutorials to better understand what your tax options are once you’re working!

  • Accommodation Advice & Assistance

    Whether you are looking for a short term solution for your initial arrival or something more long term, we have plenty of options. We work not only with London’s top award-winning hostels, but also credible agencies and landlords who have houses and rooms available across London.

    You can also access lots of articles on our InBounder Resources to help you navigate your way around the topic of Finding Accommodation.

  • Choice of UK SIM Card

    All of our packages include a UK SIM Card and we provide your number straight away so you can give it out to your family, friends and any employers or recruitment agencies even before you leave. Being contactable from the word go is a huge benefit especially when it comes to getting work here, plus your nearest and dearest will be relieved to know they can get hold of you once you’ve arrived and turned your phone on.

    All of our SIMs are from mainstream network providers (Three and 02). There are a whole host of SIM brands that piggy back off these networks – trouble is many are here today, gone tomorrow brands which look like great deals but are actually riddled with hidden charges and fees. If you are looking to live and work here for an extended period you'll need a UK based phone network with great coverage and competitive data offerings.

  • Everything Else

    There is lots more to your membership and too much to include on'll find out over time about all the other great things that come with being a BritBound member but here's a few of them.

    * Free Wifi Access at Our Base - As a BritBounder you have access to our resource centre where you can use the internet (free) and also our printing facilities (small charge). Have your own laptop? Then just come on down, log on, and get surfing!

    * No Expiry Open Door Policy - Once a BritBounder always a BritBounder! Whether you want to come and chill out at our Base in London, take advantage of the free Wifi or simply come round for a cuppa and a catch up, our door is always open. There is no expiry on our support, we’re here for you for as much or as little as you need us to be.

    * Ongoing Advice and Guidance - Whether you choose to fully immerse yourself in the BritBound events, parties, trips and culture, or call on us when you have a question no-one else knows how to answer! You can always take comfort in the fact that there’s someone on the ground here, if and when you need, to offer guidance and ongoing support.

    * Access To The Wider BritBound Community - We have been welcoming BritBounders to the UK for more than 10 years, so we've built up quite a following. As our BritBound Social Events page is members only, you can chat to other BritBounders as well as access jobs, accommodation etc being advertised by the rest of the community.

    * Free Pub Crawl - Hit Central London with BritBound on the 1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl. You ticket includes entry into 5 clubs/bars, a FREE drink/shot at each venue, a souvenir t-shirt & loads of glow sticks! Your first Pub Crawl is included in your BritBound membership!

What's Not Included

• Job Promise

• Pre-arranged Arrival Accommodation

• Pre-arranged Private Airport Transfer

• Pre-departure phonecall

Once purchased you will be able to add on to your package the following:

• SIM card / Oyster card / Credit / Overseas or UK Posting

• Arrival Accommodation in a hostel



  • How early can I apply for the Tier 5 Visa

    You can apply up to 6 months before you want your visa to start
  • How long after my visa starts should I enter the UK

    You must enter within 30 days of your visa start date
  • Can I enter the UK as a tourist and then re-enter after my European Tour on my work visa?

    Yes you can enter initially as a tourist (no visa needed), provided you can show details of your exit route (coach tour or flight).
  • How long will BritBound take to prepare my online visa.