UK opens door under working holiday scheme

As per the details, the UK working holiday scheme will begin from 1st January, 2014.

UK holiday working scheme invites youngsters—If you are young, living in Hong Kong, and want to work in the UK, then this is the right time to move to the UK. Yes, with effect from 1st January, 2014, the UK will open its doors to youngsters wanting to work in the UK.

The UK is welcoming young people from Hong Kong wanting to work in the UK. The holiday working scheme will be open from 1st January next year.

Work in Britain—Young Hongkongers can get an opportunity to work in the UK for a period of two years. This will be possible following a deal by the governments of the two nations. The bilateral pact will begin from 1st January, 2014.

As per the details, nearly 1,000 Hong Kong passport holders will be able to make an application for working in Britain each year.

However, they must be between the age group of 18 and 30 years. Britain happens to be the ninth nation agreeing a bilateral working holiday pact with Hong Kong, following New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Canada and France.

No annual quota for British National passport holders—The good news is that British National(Overseas) passport holders will not be subject to any annual quota for participating in the bilateral program between Hong Kong and the UK.

Applicants who are issued visa by the British consulate under the Youth Mobility Scheme can look forward to take up jobs or simply do any voluntary work for a period of two years.

Moreover, such visa holders will also get an opportunity to study in Britain. However, a point worth notable in this regard is that study must not be the sole purpose of their stay in the UK.

Dependents not allowed along with applicants—Another point to be considered by the applicants under the UK working holiday pact is that they cannot take along(with them) dependents.

Moreover, they will have to take some suitable insurance and also show having funds to the tune of £1,800 (HK$22,900) in the bank account for the purpose of maintenance.

Further details show that nearly 1,000 UK citizens will be allowed to make an application for working in Hong Kong for a period of up to one year on a similar basis.

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