Working Holiday Visa in France

About this visa

6 Conditions to Meet When Applying for a Working Holiday Visa in France

Young travelers from the participating countries can enjoy living and traveling in France for up to one year with this working holiday visa. 

Find out if you are eligible to apply for the visa below


EU countries are starting to reopen their borders to international travelers. However, before heading off to Europe be sure to double check with the country's Embassy or Consulate in your home country as the EU countries are not legally bound to follow this new EU recommendation.

Participating countries

France has made Working Holiday visa agreements with the following 14 participating countries:

If you are a Citizen of France and are considering a Working Holiday experience in one of the participating countries above, contact the Embassy of the country in question for more information.

With this visa you can

This visa allows you to:

  • Live in France for up to one year
  • Visit other European countries within the Schengen Zone
  • Work and study in France


  • You must be aged between 18 and 30 years old (Both inclusive). If you are from Argentina, Australia and Canada the max. age is 35 years old.
  • You must have a valid passport of one of the participating countries
  • You must have enough fund for your travels (Money enough for a return ticket to your home country)
  • You must have a travel insurance
  • You must be in good health


Note: The visa conditions outlined above are subject to change without notice.

How to apply

Australian, Canadian and Colombian nationals may file their visa application with the visa centre of their choice.

Nationals of other countries, in contrast, must file their application with the visa centre empowered in their country of nationality

The immigration authority in France for processing Working Holiday visa's is France Visa Services.

Go to: France Visa Services

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If you are seeking advice about Working Holiday visa's drop a comment below and we will be happy to answer any Working Holiday & Youth Mobility visa question you have! We are travellers too! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Working Holiday Visa in France”

  1. Hi,

    I am considering applying for the working holiday visa in France. Could you tell me the working restrictions? Am I only able to work for one employer for a certain amount of time, limited hours per week, etc.


    1. Hi Erin, what country are you from? I ask this as each country has negotiated different conditions for their Citizens. 🙂

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