Working Holiday Programme Between Ireland and Taiwan
Applications for Working Holiday Authorisations (WHA) for young people who are holders of a Taiwanese passport are being accepted for processing by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS). 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 initiative provides for an annual quota of 400 WHAs.
1st Quarterly Update 2016
As of 1st April 2016, 233 WHAs have been approved, leaving 167 places left to fill. Due to high demand, it is recommended that applications be submitted as soon as possible
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 employment on anyone other than the named holder. The 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. Successful 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.
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 to remain 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 click WHP Taiwan - How to make an application (Size 32KB).
For information in Chinese about how to make an application, please click here .
To download an application form, please click WHP Taiwan - Application Form (Size 36KB).
Any queries or requests for further information in English may be addressed to - firstname.lastname@example.org
Any queries or requests for further information in Chinese may be addressed to – email@example.com
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