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1531. Posted by aidy_ash84 (Budding Member 22 posts) 8y

Glad to hear that all u all been granted for the visa.
For me its been a torture waiting for the result.

1532. Posted by writingale (Budding Member 37 posts) 8y

Update from

Cut-price Youth Mobility Visa goes live

The long-awaited Youth Mobility visa, part of Tier 5 of the new UK immigration system, is due to replace the working holiday visa on 27 November

Currently only Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Japanese working holiday makers will qualify for the new visa, which allows applicants to work in the UK for up to two years.

Great news is that the cost of the visa has been cut by 50%, from £200 (around $480AUD) to £99 (around $230 AUD).

Applicants will need to show proof that they have savings of at least £1600 (approx $3900 AUD/$3000 CAD/$4400 NZD) before applying for the new visa. If you have previously held, or currently hold, a working holiday visa, you will not be eligible to apply for a Youth Mobility visa.

While the new Youth Mobility visa now excludes South Africans and is available to much fewer countries, the cheaper price and increase in allowed working time to two years is terrific news for Australians, Kiwis, Canadians and Japanese (who previously were not eligible) applicants.

1533. Posted by pichu81 (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

I just collected my visa. Boy am I happy to see the sticker pasted inside my passport :D:D Thanks for everyone who contributed to this forum.... Really helped me alot ^^

I'm planning to leave in March 09. Hope to see everyone there... Ganbate kudasai !!!!!!!!!!!

1534. Posted by chweetgurl (Budding Member 35 posts) 8y

Quoting pichu81

I just collected my visa. Boy am I happy to see the sticker pasted inside my passport :D:D Thanks for everyone who contributed to this forum.... Really helped me alot ^^

I'm planning to leave in March 09. Hope to see everyone there... Ganbate kudasai !!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats Pichu

1535. Posted by deniseong (Budding Member 33 posts) 8y

congrats to you denise! see you there in UK. i'll be departing on the 24th this month. keep in touch.[/quote]

Thank you katopunk..finally i got it!!!My travel date is on the coming january,so probably ll go over there in early of where will u stop?I haven decide yet,cos i go over there by my self.....

Yes,keep in touch..mayb ove can meet up sumday in london....Opps,it shud be "MUZ MEET Up there!!!"

1536. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 8y

started to do my travel plan, i really tired of doing research, company's network is suck, and feel so tired after work everyday...

well, my first stop will be edinburgh, planned to stay for about 2 months, then take train to dundee and stay for 2 weeks, then travel by train again to aberdeen and stay about 1 month, probably start to work here

this is the train fares that i think is kinda good deal, Advance Single

but i dun see the route from edinburgh to dundee, i have just emailed them for enquiring about this, but does anyone here kow is there this route from edinburgh to dundee?

do you guys think the length of time for each city i stated above is enough

after that i will go to shetland by ferry ^^
then orkney... i'm kinda interested how do the islands look like, but wont stay too long for both islands coz they seem quite boring... maybe within 3 weeks for this journey

thinking of norway while in shetland

are the living cost to all the cities above about the same?
coz got to do up my financial plan as well

this two things are really headche

1537. Posted by qiufen (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

Hi averynkh,

There's express bus service from Edinburgh to Dundee (or city in Scotland), either Megabus or Scottish City Link, just 1 - 2 hrs journey, you can check the link below:, or

1538. Posted by whc (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

i submitted my application on the 26th of sept and on the 4th of nov i got a call informing me that my interview has been scheduled for the 9th of dec. i am really glad that my application is already one foot at the door. can i safely say that i stand a high chance of getting my visa approved if i managed to answer the questions asked?
cos i want to book my flight ticket before getting the visa, and hope to fly off around 20th dec.

concerning work, i am planning to work in a restaurant in portsmouth for the initial first 2 months. how about the rest? any other way i could secure a above average pay job in UK before i leave?

my reply to the meet up in london: sounds great, we could like create a support group, helping each other around UK. just that someone needs to initiate and make plans.

1539. Posted by genie8318 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hello to everyone in this forum..For those who have successfully get their visas or already @ UK enjoying life, i would say that i really need your help and advise as me n my friend (we r both from Malaysia) plan to apply this visa & flew off to UK asap, and hopefully without need to attend any interviews..^ ^, hows the latest application fee that we need to pay and at this moment, how long does it takes to approved a visa?? Pls help and thanks in advance for those who replied..thank u very much!!

Rachel Lee 8318;)

1540. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 8y

i saw Malaysia isnt in the list for new visa, YMH

anyway, check with you guys, we have to submit our passport together with the application (WHM)
could i get any letter from application centre so i can still go back to malaysia?

coz the working days have been changed to 30 days
and i really have to go back to malaysia meanwhile....

i am also waiting the response from application centre through email

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 10, 2008, at 11:35 PM by averynkh ]