How to apply for working holiday from Taiwan

WORKING HOLIDAY PROGRAMME BETWEEN IRELAND AND TAIWAN

The Working Holiday Programme is designed to promote an appreciation of culture andway of life between Ireland and the Taiwan. Entry clearance is mandatory and eligible persons can apply online to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service.

HOW TO MAKE AN APPLICATION

Step 1: Check to see if you are eligible

The Working Holiday Programme is open to holders of a Taiwanese passport who meet the following conditions:

Applicants must:

  • (a) be aged between 18 and 30 years inclusive at the time of application;
  • (b) intend primarily to holiday in Ireland for a period of up to one (1) year from the date of initial entry with employment being an incidental rather than the primary reason for the visit;
  • (c) not be accompanied by any dependants unless those dependents are also in possession of a working holiday authorisation;
  • (d) either possess a valid return or onward flight ticket from Ireland and have funds of at least €2500 to cover living expenses

or

possess funds of at least €4000 to cover living expenses and the purchase of a flight ticket to depart from Ireland;

  • (e)have private medical insurance which must cover any medical health care necessary including hospitalisation and repatriation for the duration of their stay in Ireland;
  • (f)not have previously spent time in Ireland as a Working Holidaymaker;
  • (g)not have a criminal record.

Step 2: Complete the application form

The application form should be downloaded from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service websitewww.inis.gov.ie and completed in English. You will also need the following documents (please note that we cannot return submitted documents):

  • A full photocopy of all pages of your passport which should be valid for at least six (6) months after the proposed end date of the visit – all pages must be copied even if blank.Please noteyou should not submit your actual passport.
  • Two (2) recent identical passport photographs with your name on the reverse.
  • Original recent bank statement in your name along with an English translation if necessary, showing that you possess funds of at least €4000 (or equivalent)

or

  • Original recent bank statement in your name along with an English translation if necessary, showing that you possess funds of at least €2500 (or equivalent) and a copy of a valid return or onward flight ticket to depart from Ireland. **However, we do not recommend that you purchase tickets for travel until you have been informed that you have been granted a working holiday authorisation.**

There is no application fee for participation in this programme.

Step 3: Submit your application

The completed application form along with the supporting documentation should be sent by post to:

The Visa Office
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
13/14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
Ireland

You should submit your application at least 8 weeks in advance of your proposed date of travel.

Step 4: Obtaining your authorisation

Once the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service is satisfied with the documentation above, the applicant will be notified of this by our handling agent in Taiwan who is Ms. Corina Tsai , 7thFloor, No. 36 Po Ai Road, Taipei 100.

The Working Holiday Authorisation will be issued on submission by the applicant to our handling agent in Taiwan of the following:

  • Original passport;
  • Airline ticket;
  • Certificate of medical insurance that is valid for twelve (12) months after the ticketed date of entry to Ireland;
  • Handling fee of NT$1000 payable in cash.

Any queries regarding an application for a Working Holiday Authorisation may be submitted to a dedicated email helpline : iniswhp@justice.ie

NOTES

  • (1) The holder of an authorisation must make their initial entry into Ireland within six months of the date of issue of the authorisation.
  • (2) The maximum stay permitted on the basis of a working holiday authorisation is twelve (12) months from the date of initial entry into Ireland with no possibility of extension.
  • (3) Persons issued with a working holiday authorisation who wish to remain in Ireland for more than 90 days must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau and pay the applicable registration fee.
  • (4) Successful applicants must obtain private medical insurance which must cover any medical health care necessary including hospitalisation and repatriation for the duration of their stay in Ireland
  • (5) Persons who have entered Ireland under a Working Holiday Programme must comply with the laws and regulations of Ireland.
  • (6) The Irish authorities reserve the right to refuse any application received under a Working Holiday Programme.
  • (7) Notwithstanding the issue of an authorisation, applicants will be subject to normal immigration controls at the point of entry.
  • (8) The Irish authorities may, in accordance with its law, refuse the entry of any person participating in a Working Holiday Programme or deport any such person in accordance with its applicable law.
  • (9) The Irish authorities reserve the right to suspend temporarily, in whole or in part, any Working Holiday Programme for reasons of public security, public order, public health or immigration considerations.