Working Holiday Programme Between Ireland and the Republic of China (Taiwan)

WORKING HOLIDAY PROGRAMME BETWEEN IRELAND AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN)

Note:á31 December 2013 - To date, 258 applications have been received and 251 authorisations have been granted.

Applications for Working Holiday Authorisations (WHA) for young people who are holders of a Republic of China (Taiwan) passport will be accepted for processing by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) from 1 January 2014. This Working Holiday Programme is intended for use by young adults who wish to stay in Ireland for an extended holiday and is designed to promote an appreciation of culture and way of life.

The holder of an authorisation is permitted to engage in casual employment as an incidental aspect of their visit to Ireland. The authorisation will not confer the right to seek employmentáon anyone other than the named holder.ááThe holder is also permitted to pursue short study courses for a period of no longer than six months.

Applicants must have sufficient funds to support themselves for at least the initial part of the holiday or in the event of failing to secure employment. Immigration officials may request evidence of sufficient funds at the point of entry into Ireland.ááSuccessful applicants must obtain private medical insurance to cover any costs incurred in the event of an accident or illness while in Ireland.

To avoid any risk of misunderstanding or unrealistic expectations, applicants are advised that the market for short term casual work in Ireland is highly competitive and is adequately supplied from the large number of school leavers and other young Irish and EU nationals looking for work.á

Notwithstanding the issue of a WHA, applicants will be subject to normal immigration controls at the point of entry. All holders of an authorisation who wish toáremain in Ireland for more than 90 days must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau and pay the applicable registration fee.

For information in English about how to make an application, please clickáWHP Taiwan - How to make an applicationá(Size 37KB)á MS Word Iconá

For information in Chinese about how to make an application, please clickáhereá This document is a pdf.

To download an application form, please clickáWHP Taiwan - Application Formá(Size 36KB)á This document is a pdfááá

Any queries or requests for further information in English may be addressed to -áiniswhp@justice.ie

Any queries or requests for further information in Chinese may be addressed to –ácorina.mc.tsai@gmail.com

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