我國與英國政府經過長期努力與協商，已就「臺英青年交流計畫（Youth Mobility Scheme, 簡稱YMS）」的內容達成協議，並於2011年9月29日由英國貿易文化辦事處David Campbell代表與我駐英國代表張小月在臺北及倫敦完成換函，雙方並同意自2012年1月1日起生效實施這項計畫。
Taiwan-UK Youth Mobility Scheme to kick off Jan. 1, 2012
On 29 September 2011 an exchange of letters was conducted between Representative Siao-Yue Chang and Mr David Campbell, Director of the British Trade and Cultural Office in Taipei, formalizing Taiwan’s inclusion in the UK’s Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS), effective from 1 January 2012.
Each year the scheme will provide 1,000 visas to Taiwanese youths between the ages of 18 and 30, so that they can gain professional experience or pursue privately-funded studies in the UK. Similarly, Taiwan will provide reciprocal opportunities for up to 1,000 British young people each year. Participants of the YMS will be able to conduct full or part time work; carry out voluntary activities; or study in their target countries for a period of up to two years, and in doing so will be able to gain an insight into the cultures, societies and lifestyles of the UK and Taiwan respectively.
Taiwan currently also operates youth mobility schemes with New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Canada, Germany and South Korea, but the UK is the only country to permit Taiwanese participants stays of up to two years.
Taiwan is the 6th country to be privileged with membership to the UK’s YMS, and is the only other East Asian country aside from Japan to be included in the scheme. As such the signing of this agreement is a clear indication of the strength of Taiwan-UK bilateral relations, and a key milestone in their development.
The Taipei Representative Office in the UK will accept applications for Youth Mobility Scheme visas for Taiwan from 3 January 2012
The governments of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the United Kingdom (UK) have completed an exchange of letters, which implement Taiwan’s inclusion in the UK’s Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS). The Taipei Representative Office in the UK hence encourages young British people who would like to expand their global perspectives and experience different customs and culture to make use of this scheme to visit Taiwan.
The two sides have agreed to implement the scheme as of 1 January 2012. This Office will accept applications for YMS visas from 3 January 2012. For further details regarding applications for a YMS visa, please visit the visa page in the Consular Affairs section indicated on the left hand side of this website.For more information, please go to: http://www.roc-taiwan.org/uk/ct.asp?xItem=232492&CtNode=11274&mp=132&xp1