Working Holiday Visa Authorisation

If you are seeking immigration permission to live and work in Ireland for a period of time, this visa type may be relevant to you.

This visa type is for individuals between the ages of 18 – 35 and is only relevant to persons from certain countries.

The timeframe of the permission is up to a year.

One should not come to Ireland and then apply for it ie apply from one’s originating country.

Working Holiday Visa Authorisation

Register with Immigration

If you succeed in obtaining this immigration permission, you must register with Immigration, which is either make an appointment with immigration at Garda National Immigration Bureau 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 if you are living in Dublin or if you live outside of Dublin attend at your local An Garda Siochana Office and seek to make an appointment the An Garda police liaison officer.

Working Holiday Visa Countries

Ireland has working holiday agreements with certain countries.

Here is a list to ascertain if this visa type may be relevant to you :

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

If you are a Taiwanese citizen, you must apply to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service INIS.


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Working Holiday Visa Authorisation

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