About this visa
Young people from the participating countries have the unique opportunity to work and travel in South Korea for up to one year.
Due to the COVID-19 any non-essential travels to the Republic of Korea is banned. This also includes the working holiday visa.
South Korea has made Working Holiday visa agreements with the following 25 participating countries:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
If you are a Citizen of South Korea and are considering a Working Holiday experience in one of the participating countries above see where your Passport can take you!
With this visa you can
This visa allows you to:
- Live and travel in South Korea for up to one year
- Study during your stay
- Work during your stay
- Leave and re-enter Korea as many times as you wish during your 12 month stay
Things to note
- This is a one-time only visa.
- You cannot work for more than 1,300 hours within the visa duration
- You cannot work within the following job categories;
Service employee, dancer, singer, musician, or acrobat at an adult entertainment establishment
- Vocations that require specific qualifications, such as medical doctors, lawyers, professors, pilots, language instructors, etc.
- Take up other activities contrary to the purposes of working holiday programs (news coverage, politics, etc.)
- You must be a passport holder of one of the participating countries
- You must be between 18-30 years old (18 and 30 inclusive)
- You must have a return ticket from Korea upon your arrival
- You must provide proven activity plans for South Korea (Travel itinerary, booked ski trip, hotel bookings etc.)
- You must prove sufficient funds to support yourself for a minimum of three months in South Korea
- You must provide medical examination results (For Australians only)
- You must pay the visa fee
Note: The visa conditions outlined above are subject to change without notice.
How to apply
Applying for the working holiday visa is on hold at the moment due to the COVID-19.
Once the working holiday visa is available, we will update this section.
The immigration authority in South Korea for processing Working Holiday visa's is Embassy of Republic of Korea in Canberra, Australia.
Need more help?
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