Working Holiday Scheme between Ireland and Hong Kong

Functioning Holiday Authorisation

A Hong Kong work visa application plan was established in between Ireland and Hong Kong in 2005. Under the Scheme, young people of Hong Kong might request an Operating Holiday Authorisation to Ireland, and vice versa. The objective of the Plan is to expand the perspectives of young people. It provides an opportunity for young people to gain first-hand living experience in an international society while they get on vacation in Ireland and to supplement their funds with subordinate work.

Effective candidates from Hong Kong will certainly be issued an Irish Operating Holiday Authorisation. A Working Holiday Authorisation is a several entrance visa valid for a 1 year remain in Ireland from the day of entry. Throughout your keep, you can use up short-term work of not more than 3 months with any one employer. There are presently 200 areas each year available under this scheme. There is still allocation available for the current period.

Irish individuals interested in obtaining the Working Vacation Scheme must examine the requirements set out by the Hong Kong Migration Division as well as get in touch with the Chinese Embassy in Dublin to make your application.

Solution To Frequently Asked Questions can be found listed below. If you have more queries, please call us.

Please note you are required to make an appointment in advance to send your application.


To acquire an Irish Operating Vacation Authorisation you have to:

be a resident of the Hong Kong Special Management Area (HKSAR), as well as be generally resident in the HKSAR at the time of application and also visa concern, and have a legitimate HKSAR or BNO passport;
mean mainly to holiday in Ireland;
be matured in between 18 and 30 (inclusive) as well as not be accompanied by dependent children;
have at the very least HKD 25,000 as well as have a return or onward ticket; or HKD 35,000 in the lack of a return or forward ticket when you show up in Ireland; as well as
hold a year’s legitimate clinical insurance coverage (please see Frequently asked questions for conditions of insurance).


Files to be submitted to the Consulate, by appointment:

your finished application form and your passport (please include copies of the bio-page, all visas and all stamps). Your passport must be valid for at the very least 15 months from the problem day of the Working Vacation Authorisation;
copy of your HKID card;
one present ticket style image;
your educational program vitae/resume and originals of your qualifications;
proof of sufficient funds; as well as
evidence of clinical and comprehensive hospitalisation and also obligation insurance coverage to continue to be in force throughout your remain in Ireland. Please affix an English duplicate of the Terms of your insurance plan.

Keep in mind to Applicants

Please prepare 2 non double-sided collections of copies of all required documents when submitting your application. If you do not supply a copy the original paperwork will certainly not be gone back to you. We regret that we do not offer photocopying solutions at the Consulate