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Changes relating to Tier 5 of the Points-Based System

Changes relating to Tier 5 of the Points-Based System

Tier 5 of the Points-Based System encompasses the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) categories. The following changes are being made in Tier 5:

  1. The Immigration Rules are amended to specify new allocations of places to participating countries for 2017 in the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) category. The allocations are based on previous levels of take up by British citizens of equivalent schemes offered by participating countries.
  2. The Rules are amended to provide for the operation of arrangements to manage the allocation of places under the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) allocation for Japan, where demand is expected to significantly exceed supply.
  3. Deemed sponsorship status is conferred upon Taiwan.
  4. The provisions of the Immigration Rules in respect of maintenance requirements are amended to bring them in line with the equivalent provisions for Tier 2 migrants, providing A-Rated Tier 5 sponsors with the option of certifying maintenance in respect of a Tier 5 migrant by confirming that that they will maintain and accommodate the migrant for the first month of their stay. The rules are also amended to enable a Tier 5 sponsor to certify maintenance in respect of the dependants of a Tier 5 migrant.
  5. Remove four schemes from the list of Government Authorised Exchange Schemes at Appendix N to the Immigration Rules.