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351. Posted by FlyAway (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y

http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1006977150106&a=KArticle&aid=1107293262461

WORKING HOLIDAYMAKER SCHEME CHANGES (07/02/05)

As part of the UK Government's five year strategy for immigration and asylum announced today, there will be changes to the Working Holidaymaker scheme from 8 February. The main changes are that a working holidaymaker:

intends only to take employment incidental to a holiday, and not to engage in business, or to provide services as a professional sportsperson, and in any event not to work for more than 12 months during their stay; and
is a national or citizen of a Commonwealth country, except for Lesotho, or a British Overseas Citizen; a British Overseas Territories Citizen; or a British National (Overseas);
may switch into employment only in the following categories: Innovators, Highly Skilled Migrant Programme or Work Permit employment, if the occupation is on the list of designated shortage occupations maintained by Work Permits (UK). Read more about shortage occupations on the Working in the UK website: Working in the UK

The changes will affect all applications, including those made before 8 February which have not yet been decided. Those who applied before 8 February and have not received a decision will be allowed to choose to have their application decided under the new requirements, or to withdraw their application and receive a refund of the application fee.

Read the press release on the five year strategy on the Immigration and Nationliaty Directorate's website: Immigration and Nationality Directorate

352. Posted by sajidali (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

Hai,
I found from uk website that Pakistani citizen can,t apply as working holiday schme????????????????

353. Posted by Achiever (Full Member 18 posts) 11y

Hi All,

Guys I am leaving on 19th feb for London from India...If anybody is going somewhere nearby be in touch...Is any body who is already there looking for to share a room ??? do let me know...looking for something in south london ...

Bye for now..

take care u all...

Achiever...

354. Posted by neo619 (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Hey Achiever ,

Am from bombay and yet to apply for the visa. Still preparin' the documents and my parents are my sponsor in this case. Do ya hv a checklist of the documents ya presented to them ? And , did ya hv any UK visa-stamp prior to the current WHM stamp ? I've a US F-1 visa refusal and a New Zealand Visa on my passport , so what do ya think are my chances ? Kindly help :).

Thanx

nE0

355. Posted by tipster (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Hello,

I would like to apply for the WHM visa from India.Can anybody advise me on the job prospects in London? I have already visited U.K 6 times in the year 2000........will it have a negative effect on my chances of obtaining the visa under WHM scheme?
Also why is the X-ray taken on arrival....can it be done before departure??? Is it a simple affair or would it lead to complications cause I am a heavy smoker!!!
CHEERS!

Regards,

monk and tipster.:)

356. Posted by anada (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

Hey y'all

I'm new to the group. Just wanted to highlight some changes made by the Home Office on the WHM scheme. Changes effective immediately.

"As part of the UK Government's five year strategy for immigration and asylum announced today, there will be changes to the Working Holidaymaker scheme from 8 February. The main changes are that a working holidaymaker:

intends only to take employment incidental to a holiday, and not to engage in business, or to provide services as a professional sportsperson, and in any event not to work for more than 12 months during their stay;

and is a national or citizen of a Commonwealth country, except for Lesotho, or a British Overseas Citizen; a British Overseas Territories Citizen; or a British National (Overseas);

may switch into employment only in the following categories: Innovators, Highly Skilled Migrant Programme or Work Permit employment, if the occupation is on the list of designated shortage occupations maintained by Work Permits (UK).

The changes will affect all applications, including those made before 8 February which have not yet been decided. Those who applied before 8 February and have not received a decision will be allowed to choose to have their application decided under the new requirements, or to withdraw their application and receive a refund of the application fee."

Know anything of it?
Pls share any info you may have on this.

Regards / Anada

357. Posted by neo619 (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Quoting tipster

Hello,

I would like to apply for the WHM visa from India.Can anybody advise me on the job prospects in London? I have already visited U.K 6 times in the year 2000........will it have a negative effect on my chances of obtaining the visa under WHM scheme?
Also why is the X-ray taken on arrival....can it be done before departure??? Is it a simple affair or would it lead to complications cause I am a heavy smoker!!!
CHEERS!

Regards,

monk and tipster.:)

Dude , Am a heavy smoker too. How ol' r ya ? Am 23 , so my parents are my sponsor. I just got the stamp papers this mornin' for preparin' the affidavit of sponsor and everythin' must be taken care of by the end of this week. Hopefully , I'll get the visa by next week or else "No thanx London , I dun think I wanna wait till next year, I better go to australia for my studies". Wow , 6 times visit to the UK ? Ur chances of gettin' the visa in a day has increased in my opinion. I think , am the bad guy here. No UK stamps on my passport , just a New Zealand Visa and a US refusal :(. Wish me luck folks , I must get the damn visa :d.

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358. Posted by tipster (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Hello Neo,

Am from Mangalore.......23 yrs old.Do u have any idea regarding the job opportunities available in London? My friend who is studying in London has told me that the pay for odd jobs (hotels,supermarkets,delivery etc.) is around 4.5 to 5 quids per hour.Hence one can live a comfy life working for around 8 hrs a day.... .She says sharing an apartment is the best and cheapest option and she shells out only 180 pounds per month on accomodation!
Ain't that cheap in London!!!(sharing an apartment with 6 people)

Anyways, please do post your opinions and shed more light on the job opportunities.......cause thats the reason why most of us go to the U.K...........to earn and save!

Cheers,

Monk and Tipster.

359. Posted by neo619 (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Hey dude ,

Yeah , I know livin' is london is darn expensive. However , thatz the only place with atleast 3X jobs than other places in the UK. Tons of opportunities in various sectors/fields dependin' on ur previous work experience. I've got around 2 years of work experience in the service industry and I wish to continue the same out there.

Check our www.gumtree.com and www.jobsearch.co.uk for jobs. I like gumtree for itz variety of stuff being covered all under one hood.

Well , all in all......the chances of ya gettin' a job in london is much more higher than elsewhere in the UK.

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360. Posted by soarer (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

Quoting tipster

Hello Neo,

Am from Mangalore.......23 yrs old.Do u have any idea regarding the job opportunities available in London? My friend who is studying in London has told me that the pay for odd jobs (hotels,supermarkets,delivery etc.) is around 4.5 to 5 quids per hour.Hence one can live a comfy life working for around 8 hrs a day.... .She says sharing an apartment is the best and cheapest option and she shells out only 180 pounds per month on accomodation!
Ain't that cheap in London!!!(sharing an apartment with 6 people)

Anyways, please do post your opinions and shed more light on the job opportunities.......cause thats the reason why most of us go to the U.K...........to earn and save!

Cheers,

Monk and Tipster.

u work for 5 pounds an hour, you bearly can save up any at the end of the month. dont forget the tax and NI which would take away about 1.6 pound for every 5 pound u earn.

of kors you would be sharing flats, no one rent a flat or house by themself here, you couldnt even afford it if you are making 10 pounds an hour.

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