Working Holiday Visa Ireland

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 or 30 for citizens from Taiwan, Chile, Hong Kong, and is only relevant to persons from certain countries.

The timeframe of the permission is up to a year.

If you are a Canadian citizen this time period is up to 2 years.

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

Working Holiday Visa Authorisation


Applications are made to the Department of Foreign Affairs, except it should be made to Immigration Service Delivery if the person is from Taiwan.

Irish Embassy addresses are listed on the Department of Foreign Affairs website.

Personal detail information, passport / travel document details, residence detail in Ireland will need to be provided to apply for this visa plus the administration fee.

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.

Immigration Lawyer

If you have questions about visas, you can speak with an immigration lawyer on (01) 546 1121 or  (052) 612 1999.

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.


Please be advised that the above-mentioned material is intended as an overview and as a broad outline of the topic discussed. It should not be considered as complete and comprehensive legal advice, nor act as an appropriate substitute.

Due care has been taken in the publication of this article and we do not accept legal liability as a result of reliance on any material covered in the above article.

Working Holiday Visa Authorisation

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