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Working Holiday Authorisations

The Working Holiday programme enables young Japanese people to take extended holidays in Ireland for up to a year and also to work to supplement their travel.

The aim of the scheme is to give Japanese people the opportunity to experience the culture, landscape and people of Ireland while being able to work and study English. A similar scheme, managed by the Japanese Embassy in Dublin, exists for Irish people to travel to Japan.




How to make an application in Japanese  申請のご案内(和文)

How to make an application in English  申請のご案内(英文)

Application form 申請書 *最終頁に和訳付

Working Holiday Guide  ワーキングホリデーガイド *情報が古い部分がありますのでご了承ください。

FAQ よくある質問

2015 Application Dates

The Embassy will accept applications for the FIRST TRANCHE of the 2015 working holiday authorisations from THURSDAY 1st JANUARY 2015 to FRIDAY 30th JANUARY 2015. The first tranche is for applicants that widh to travel to Ireland before 31st AUGUST 2015.

Application period for the SECOND TRANCHE of the 2015 working holiday authorisations will be from Friday 5th JUNE 2015 to Friday 3rd July 2015. This is for applicants wishing to travel to Ireland after 31st AUGUST 2015 and before 29th FEBRUARY 2016.