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

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 2019

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

The period for making applications for the 2019 programme is now closed. Any further applications submitted for 2019 programme will not be processed.

The period for making applications for the 2020 Working Holiday Authorisation Programme will open at 09.00 Taipei time on 01/10/2019.

Apply for Working Holiday Programme between Ireland and Taiwan

 

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Updated: 15 February 2019

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Page history

15 February 2019

Text change: The dates for 2020 applications were published. The period for making applications for the 2019 programme is now closed.

19 October 2018

Text change: The rules for 2019 applications changed due to the very high volume of applications received in 2018. The period for making applications for the 2019 programme is now open.

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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