uk Working holiday for south africans
UK Working Holiday Authorisation
If you're a South African or US citizen looking to start a working holiday in the UK, I've got some bad news for you.
The new Youth Mobility Visa as of 24th November has now replaced the working holiday visa.
I take this to mean that unless the British Home Office devises a special visa, as of the end of November South Africans are no longer eligible for a working holiday in the UK. However it may create the possibility for other non-commonwealth countries to join the program.
“You may delay, but time will not.”
So all you wonderful Saffas, unless your government comes up with a reciprocal youth work exchange program you may not ever get the chance to work and holiday in the United Kingdom and miss out on one of the most incredible experiences of your lives.
A facebook group has been created in an effort to push the government of SA to create a reicprocal program. Click to join the group - Working Holiday for South Africans
Page updated 27-Dec-09.