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Dual Nationality: Hong Kong Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme

Only for UK Tier 5 (Temporary work) points system
Also includes the Youth Mobility Scheme Tier 5

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Dual Nationality: Hong Kong Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme

Post by techie455 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:22 am

Hi! I am a Hong Kong/Australian citizen and have successfully been allocated a place under the Hong Kong Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme. I used my Hong Kong passport detail to enter the ballot. Now I am selected, I am required to fill in the online application for the visa. As a Hong Kong citizen, I will have to pay for the IHS fee. But as an Australian, I don’t.

I just wanted to know if I can make the application as an Australian citizen while under the Hong Kong scheme? To me, I think it is in conflict with the allocation procedure because I am using the Hong Kong quota to apply for the Tier 5. I just wanted to double check if I really need to pay for that IHS fee.

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Re: Dual Nationality: Hong Kong Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme

Post by CR001 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:41 am

As a Hong Kong citizen, I will have to pay for the IHS fee. But as an Australian, I don’t.
Australians are NOT exempt from the IHS.

All applicants have to pay it, Not sure why you believe Australians don't pay the IHS, it was changed a couple of years ago already, Australians only had an exemption in the first year when IHS was implemented.
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Re: Dual Nationality: Hong Kong Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme

Post by sah10406 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:04 am

techie455 wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:22 am
But as an Australian, I don’t.
Where are you reading that? It's wrong. See the list of people who are exempt here. It does not include Australians:

https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigrati ... -needs-pay > Who does not need to pay or get an IHS reference number
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