Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa

The main purpose of the scheme (i.e. Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa) is to facilitate cultural and educational exchange between Hong Kong and participating countries with a view to strengthening the bilateral relationship.


Participating countries include Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Sweden, and UK.

Applicants must be between age of 18 and 30, and they are not allowed to bring along their dependant spouse to Hong Kong.

During the working holiday period, an individual (i.e. working holiday visa holder) is eligible to take a training course or/and temporarily jobs in HK.


The working holiday visa holder can work for the same employer in HK for no more than three months. The exception is for Austrian citizens, South Korean citizens, Japanese citizens, French citizens, Dutch citizens, Hungarian citizens, or Swedish citizens who are permitted to work for the same employer for no more than six months, and for British citizens who are permitted to work for the same employer for no more than 12 months.

This is an once-in-a-lifetime experience for the applicants to:

  • Explore life in a different culture while staying in Hong Kong
    Travel out of their own countries for several months
    Make money to sustain their own living while out in a foreign region

Caring Program - HK Working Holiday Visa

We offer a Caring Program to take care of your entire journey in Hong Kong with the application of your working holiday visa. The Caring Program includes:

  • Finding a shared or individual accommodation
    Finding your first job
    Applying for a working holiday visa
    Settling down while living in Hong Kong
    Making new friends
    Providing unlimited consultation via phone calls to refer you to local doctors, local restaurants, teachers for learning the local language, etc.

Australian Citizens

  • Quota per year: 5,000
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 3 months
    Allowed to take any number of study/training courses in which the course duration must not exceed 3 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$20,000

Austrian Citizens

  • Quota per year: 100
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 6 months
    Allowed to take any number of study/training courses in which the course duration must not exceed 6 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$20,000

Canadian Citizens

  • Quota per year: 200
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 3 months
    Allowed to take any number of study/training courses in which the course duration must not exceed 6 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$15,000

Dutch Citizens

  • Quota per year: 100
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 6 months
    Allowed to take any number of study/training courses in which the course duration must not exceed 6 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$20,000

French Citizens

  • Quota per year: 750
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 6 months
    Allowed to take one study/training course in which the course duration must not exceed 6 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$25,000

German Citizens

  • Quota per year: 300
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 3 months
    Allowed to take one study/training course in which the course duration must not exceed 6 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$20,000

Hungarian Citizens

  • Quota per year: 200
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 6 months
    Allowed to take one study/training course in which the course duration must not exceed 6 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$25,000

Irish Citizens

  • Quota per year: 200
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 3 months
    Allowed to take any number of study/training courses in which the course duration must not exceed 3 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$20,000

Italian Citizens

  • Quota per year: 500
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 3 months
    Allowed to take any number of study/training courses in which the course duration must not exceed 3 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than an amount that is still to be confirmed

Japanese Citizens

  • Quota per year: 1,500
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 6 months
    Allowed to take any number of study/training courses in which the course duration must not exceed 6 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$20,000

Korean Citizens

  • Quota per year: 1,000
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 6 months
    Allowed to take any number of study/training courses in which the course duration must not exceed 6 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$20,000

New Zealand Citizens

  • Quota per year: 400
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 3 months
    Allowed to take one study/training course in which the course duration must not exceed 3 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$14,000

Swedish Citizens

  • Quota per year: 500
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 6 months
    Allowed to take any number of study/training courses in which the course duration must not exceed 6 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$20,000

UK Citizens

  • Quota per year: 1,000
    Allowed to work for the same HK employer for no more than 12 months
    Allowed to take any number of study/training courses in which the course duration must not exceed 12 months
    Must provide financial proof of having not less than HK$22,000

Medical, Healthcare with Hospitalization, Repatriation and Liability Insurance

Medical, healthcare including hospitalization, repatriation and liability insurance apply to individual persons from Canada, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, and United Kingdom.

Japanese citizens must have sufficient medical insurance.

French citizens must have proof of comprehensive liability and medical insurance covering hospitalization, pregnancy, disability and repatration.

Citizens from Austria and Germany must have comprehensive liability and medical insurance covering hospitalization and repatriation.



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