In a move that will surely excite many, the UK and New Zealand governments have signed an agreement to extend two of their most generous youth mobility schemes. The first is known as “the Youth Mobility Scheme” which allows young people between 18-30 years old unrestricted travel within 3 months after arrival with only one month spent at any single location while they’re here; it also provides work permit rights for those participating in this program! Second, there’s Working Holidaymaker Program (WHP).
In a world where people are increasingly looking for life-changing opportunities, the expansion of shared visa schemes will allow young Brits and New Zealanders to take advantage on both sides.
In a move to strengthen the relationship between Britain and New Zealand, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed an agreement with his counterpart Jacinda Ardern today (Friday 1 July) which will extend two popular programs for young people aged 30-35 years old. The Youth Mobility Scheme allows them access to other member countries’ workforces while on holiday visas; however, this now extends indefinitely as well– giving participants even more opportunities around Europe! Similarly, there’s also been an increase in the length of stay time allowed within each country: three whole years instead the previous limit being one year only before they needed permission from immigration authorities again start accumulating months towards another visa stamping application process.
When young people from New Zealand and the UK have access to reciprocal schemes, they can experience a better understanding of each other’s culture through travel opportunities. This will help them form stronger relationships as well-paying work or life abroad becomes more accessible for both countries’ citizens in future years!
The close friendship between New Zealand and the UK was on display during Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit to 10 Downing Street this week.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said:
Travelling, living and working overseas can be a wonderfully enriching experience. The UK loves to welcome Kiwis on their travels here while thousands of Brits have made the similarly life-changing journey to the southern hemisphere.
Today’s improvements to our visa schemes will give even more young Brits and New Zealanders the opportunity to develop their skills, make life-long connections and contribute to their host country.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern:
Kiwis have long advocated for improvements to working holiday visas. We are so pleased to have reached this agreement today. I was one of many Kiwis to enjoy living and working in the UK, and we look forward to offering Brits the same wonderful experience in New Zealand.