The UKBA today announced that, from January 2012, Taiwanese young people will be eligible to apply for a youth mobility scheme visa for the UK. The announcement comes as UK and Taiwanese authorities agreed to allow 1,000 young Taiwanese each year to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years and the same number of young Britons to come to Taiwan.
David Campbell, director of the British Trade and Cultural Office in Taiwan said:
We are extremely pleased to welcome Taiwanese young people to our youth mobility programme. This is a significant opportunity for both the UKand Taiwan, an opportunity to further strengthen and build on the cultural and economic ties that exist between us and to promote mutual understanding. It gives young Taiwanese the opportunity to experience life in the UKand to improve their English, and for us to benefit from having them live within our communities.