UK WORKING HOLIDAYMAKER VISAS:
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.
• 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
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.