If you are aged 18-30 (*or 35) from one of the following countries, you may apply directly for a visa: New Zealand*, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Monaco and San Marino. If you are aged 18-30 from one of the following countries, you may apply to the Youth Mobility Scheme ballot to become eligible to apply for a visa: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. You may also apply to the Youth Mobility Scheme, if you are a British overseas citizen, British overseas territory citizen; or a British national (overseas).
To apply for this visa, you must have at least £2,530 in your bank account to demonstrate you can support yourself in the UK.
It is not possible to apply for the Youth Mobility Scheme, if you have dependant children under 18 who live with you, children you are financially responsible for, or if you have already been in the UK under the Youth Mobility Scheme. If granted a Youth Mobility Scheme visa, it is not possible to bring dependent family members to the UK.