This category is based on a reciprocal arrangement with a participating country and the government of the UK. The scheme is for young persons from participating countries to enter and experience life in the UK with the government of the country counted as the sponsor. The only governments that currently participate in the scheme are Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and Taiwan, so only nationals from these countries are eligible to enter the UK under this category.
To be eligible for a visa under this category, an applicant must score a minimum of 50 points which can be earned under the heads of nationality, age, and maintenance. An applicant must score 40 points for attributes which is made up of 30 points for their nationality and 10 points for the age requirement pegged between 18 and 30 years of age. 10 points must also be earned for maintenance. The applicant must have funds of at least £1800 o satisfy the maintenance requirement.
Leave may be granted for a maximum of 2 years and although employment is permitted, the migrant must not be employed as a professional sportsperson, a doctor in training or be self-employed than work from home with no employees. Save this exception, pre-arranged employment is not a requirement nor are there any particular restrictions on the type of employment that a visa holder under this category can take.