Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What you need to do

What the Petitions Committee is doing

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.

More details

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.

Sign this petition

10,331 signatures

Show on a map


Government will respond

Government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures

Waiting for 12 days for a government response

At 100,000 signatures...

At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament

Share this petition