The Hong Kong Working Holiday visa is for individuals seeking to work, travel and holiday in Hong Kong for up to two years.
The working holiday visa is a fantastic chance to experience Hong Kong in a whole new way; as a tourist you can be limited in what you can afford to do whilst abroad and also by the inability to experience a huge part of life in another country. With the working holiday visa you can truly experience Hong Kong in all its glory.
Hong Kong has agreements with many nations for their work and holiday scheme. Within the scheme, applicants between the ages of 18-30 may stay in Hong Kong for a maximum time frame of one year, apart from Austria for which the maximum stay is 6 months.
- Between 18-30 years old.
- The intention to work should be secondary.
- Not accompanied by any dependants.
- Hold a passport for:
- Hungary (from 2018)
- Korea (Republic of)
- New Zealand
- Sweden (from 2018)
- United Kingdom
- Have sufficient funds for their journey.
- Have a return ticket/the funds to purchase one for the end of their journey.
Why a working visa?
Travelling can be very expensive, by applying for a temporary working visa in Hong Kong you can fund your own journey. It helps you to earn money whilst you have an entirely new experience and it can also allow you to do more whilst you are in the country.
The working holiday visa is a great opportunity to learn new skills, work in new environments and gain experience that you can bring back home.
What kind of jobs can I do?
With the working holiday visa you can apply for almost any kind of job you want to; this gives you the freedom to experience Hong Kong without any limitations, just like the locals do.
The kind of job you do can be largely determined by the area you base yourself in. Most travellers work in the hospitality industry as these jobs are quicker to find.
Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa Obligations
Once the Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa is approved, the applicant needs to comply with all the visa conditions while in Hong Kong. Breaching of any conditions can result in your Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa being cancelled and the applicant having to leave the country.