Petition Extension for Commonwealth Citizens on Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visas
Extension of all commonwealth citizens on a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa who have lost valuable time in the UK due to Covid-19. Many people had to leave the UK due to job loses and future uncertainty while others stayed with commitments to our employers and our ambition to build a life here.
The UK Government has extended visas for many working in the NHS, but not us on youth mobility schemes who are continuing to contribute in our communities and the local workforce. While the current circumstances are unprecedented, they will have a huge impact on both recent arrivals and those coming towards the end of their visa. UK response to pandemic has limited our participation in life here as well as employment opportunities. An extension would rectify this and should benefit communities we are living it.
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