Since 1 January 2014, Hong Kong has become one of the participants of United Kingdom (UK)'s Youth Mobility Scheme. The annual quota for HKSAR passport holders is 1 000. The lottery to allocate places on the Youth Mobility Scheme is administered by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
According to the announcement published on the British Consulate-General Hong Kong's website, the majority of places are allocated in this first ballot in January, while the remaining places will be made available in a second ballot in July 2023. Hong Kong applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply for the first ballot in 2023 should send an email to the specific email address of the UKVI between one minute past midnight (12:01am) on Tuesday 17 January 2023 to one minute past midnight (12:01am) on Thursday 19 January 2023 (Hong Kong time). The email address and detailed arrangements can be found on the British Consulate-General Hong Kong's website:
The eligibility criteria and further information of the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) can be obtained from the UK Government website at:
Ends/Friday, January 13, 2023