Working holidays in Ireland

Young people from certain countries can apply for a Working Holiday Authorisation to come to Ireland for up to 1 year. Places are limited and you cannot apply if you are already in Ireland.

If your application is successful, you must register with immigration after you arrive in Ireland.

Working holiday programme 2017

Applications from citizens of the following counties are dealt with by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Find out how to apply at www.dfa.ie.

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Korea
  • United States of America

Do not apply via the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade if you are a citizen of Taiwan.

You must apply via a separate process, as explained below.

Taiwan

Working Holiday Authorisation Programme 2018 (January to December)

Applications by citizens of Taiwan are dealt with by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

The rules for 2018 applications have been changed due to the high volumes of applications received in 2017.

Applications will now be processed in 2 batches (subject to availability).

Apply for Working Holiday Programme between Ireland and Taiwan

 

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Updated: 8 December 2017

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8 December 2017

Text change: The rules for 2018 applications have been changed due to the high volumes of applications received in 2017. Applications will now be processed in 2 batches (subject to availability).

27 September 2017

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