The UK/Hong Kong Youth Mobility Scheme is now in its sixth year and allows young people aged between 18 and 30 to live, work or study in the United Kingdom for up to 2 years. The second ballot for the Youth Mobility Scheme 2019 for Hong Kong SAR passport holders will be opened in July 2019. Unlike previous years the selection criteria has changed to a lottery based system managed by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). There will no longer be the requirement to provide a Certificate of Sponsorship.
There are 1,000 places in total available to HKSAR passport holders in 2019. A total of 500 applicants were selected for the first ballot managed by the Hong Kong Labour Department in April 2019. The second ballot in July 2019 will be opened for the remainder of places. If your application is successful you will be able to live, work and study in the UK for up to 2 years.