Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa

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The purpose of the Scheme is to facilitate cultural and educational exchange between Hong Kong and the participating country with a view to strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two places. National passport holders aged between 18 and 30 of the participating country, who are ordinarily residing in their home country and whose main intention to Hong Kong is to holiday, are welcome to join the Scheme. Under the arrangements of the Scheme, they may take up short-term employment and/or enroll in a short educational course while they are on holiday in Hong Kong.

The countries that have bilateral Working Holiday Scheme agreement with the HKSAR (as at January 2011) are Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Republic of Korea and New Zealand.

Number of Study/Training Courses Allowed

  • Australian citizens - any number (course duration of not more than 3 months)
  • British citizens - any number (cumulative duration of courses not more than 12 months)
  • Canadian citizens - any number (cumulative duration of courses not more than 6 months)
  • German citizens - one only (course duration of not more than 6 months)
  • Irish citizens - not allowed
  • Japanese citizens - one only (course duration of not more than 6 months)
  • Korean citizens - one only (course duration of not more than 6 months)
  • New Zealand citizens - one only (course duration of not more than 3 months)

Working Holiday Visa Annual Quota

There will be an annual quota for nationals of each participating country and qualified applications will be approved on a first-come first-served basis.

  • Australia - 5000 applications;
  • Canada - 200 applications;
  • Germany - 150 applications;
  • Ireland - 100 applications;
  • Japan - 250 applications;
  • Republic of Korea - 200 applications;
  • New Zealand - 400 applications;
  • United Kingdom - 1000 applications;

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