UK WORKING HOLIDAYMAKER VISAS TH

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					                                                                   British High
                                                                   Commission
                                                                      Dhaka

      UK WORKING HOLIDAYMAKER VISAS:
                THE TRUTH
Some recent advertisements by visa agents, appearing in newspapers,
have given misleading information about UK Working Holidaymaker visas.

The British High Commission wants to help applicants make informed decisions.
We don’t want people to waste money or be at risk of deception. The best advice
for applicants is to make sure that you have the right information from the start.

               TRUE                                       FALSE
•   Those 17-30 year olds who meet •           Working Holidaymakers can stay in
    the qualifying criteria for the            the UK for more than two years.
    Working Holidaymaker scheme,
    under the immigration rules can: •         Working Holidaymakers can work
                                               for more than half of their time in
- Go to the UK on holiday for up to a          the UK.
maximum of two years.
                                           •   Working Holidaymakers can get
- Work in the UK for up to half of their       British citizenship after finishing a
time there, to pay for their holiday.          working holiday.

•   You are not obliged to pay any •           Agents can guarantee you a visa to
    money apart from your visa and TB          the UK if you pay them.
    testing fees.  You should avoid
    paying money to agents which you
    then have to repay by working in
    the UK.


Be informed – don’t put yourself at risk of breaking UK immigration rules, being
detained and returned to Bangladesh heavily indebted to agents.              Full
information on eligibility for the Working Holidaymaker scheme and its terms and
conditions can be obtained from VFS, the British High Commission and from the
British High Commission website, www.ukinbangladesh.org.