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2nd ballot of the 2024 Youth Mobility Scheme for Taiwanese youth

The second ballot for this year’s Youth Mobility Scheme for Taiwanese youth will open in July.

YMS 2nd ballot

As in previous years there are a total of 1,000 places available to Taiwanese youth for 2024.

A number of 800 places were allocated during the first ballot in February, while the remaining 200 places will be made available in the second ballot in July. If your application is successful, you will be able to live, work and study in the UK for up to 2 years.

How to apply for the ballot

If you would like to win the opportunity to apply for the scheme, send an email to between 00:01 (12:01am) on Tuesday 23 July 2024 and 00:01 (12:01am) on Thursday 25 July 2024 (Taiwan time). If you send multiple emails, only one will be counted.

The header or subject line of your email must contain your name, date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY) and passport number. This must be written in English only.

For example: WU Janice - 31/03/2000 - Passport123456789.

The main body of your email should include the following information, written in English:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • passport number
  • mobile phone number

The email account will only be open for 48 hours and all emails received within this timeframe will be sent an automated reply confirming receipt. Please remember to check your junk inboxes before contacting us.

Once the ballot closes, allocations for the 200 places will be chosen at random by UKVI. If you have been successful a second email will be sent to you by Wednesday 31 July 2024 to confirm acceptance and provide further instructions on how to start your application, along with documentary evidence required to apply for your entry clearance.

Successful applicants must complete an online application form for the Youth Mobility Scheme. Note that you must submit your completed application and attend a Visa Application Centre biometrics appointment by 31 October 2024 for your application to be considered. Ensure that you have all the supporting documentation required. You can check this by visiting the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Taiwanese youth living overseas can also apply following the instructions above, and if you are chosen to apply you will be able to do so in your country/territory of residence. Applications cannot be submitted for the Youth Mobility Scheme in the UK.

If you’re unsuccessful, you will receive an email by Wednesday 31 July 2024 and no further action is required.

Further information about the scheme can be found on and any enquiries relating to the application process, online application forms and questions in general should be directed to the UKVI International enquiry line.

Published 10 July 2024