You qualify as a working holidaymaker if:
- you are a Commonwealth citizen, a British Dependant Territories citizen, British Overseas citizen or a British National (Overseas)
- you are aged 17 to 30 years of age (inclusive)
- you want to come to the UK for an extended holiday, and intend to take employment as part of your holiday for no more than 12 months during your stay
- you do not intend to engage in business or work as a professional sports person during your stay
- you are single or are married to a person who also qualifies as a working holidaymaker and you plan to take the working holiday together
- you do not have any dependent children who are aged five years or over or who will be five before you complete your holiday
- you can support and accommodate yourself in the UK without help from public funds
- you have not spent time in the United Kingdom on a previous working holidaymaker visa
-and you plan to leave the UK at the end of your holiday.
You must get a visa before you travel to the UK as a working holidaymaker.
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When on a Working Holiday Maker, we may be able to assist you to switch to another suitable Visa such as the Highly Skilled Migration Programme [HSMP] . However, due to the 2008 immigration changes, you can not switch in-country from a Working Holiday Maker Visa into HSMP. Applicants who are not on a working a holiday maker visa and are eligible to apply for skilled migration would need to apply for the new Tier 1 (general) HSMP . Note: Applicants on a Working Holiday Maker can not switch to a Business and Commercial Work Permit unless they fall under the shortage occupation list .