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Working Holiday Programme


Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak and with immediate effect, authorisations for applications are currently suspended and will be reopened when normal visa services resume in Ireland. Applications already made will remain on file until the suspension is lifted. VFS Services Japan (WHP application centre) will not be able to accept any supporting documents (passports, airline tickets, etc.). Please do not submit the documents until further notice. Applicants who have already submitted applications and have queries on the status of their application should continue to consult our website for updates. Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the impact of COVID-19 has been also updated. Thank you for understanding.

新型コロナウイルス(COVID-19)による、感染拡大の影響により、業務を一時停止しておりますが、アイルランドでの通常のビザサービスの再開と同時にこちらの業務も開始を予定しております。受付再開の発表がされるまで、VFSサービシズ・ジャパン(申請センター)は、関連書類の受付を停止しておりますので、 書類送付を引き続き保留願います。今後についても、ウェブサイトにてお知らせいたしますので、ご確認いただきますようお願い致します。なお、新型コロナウィルス関連の よくある質問(FAQ) を更新しましたので、併せてご参照ください。ご不便をおかけしますが、何卒よろしくお願い致します.

The Working Holiday Programme is an initiative by the Irish and Japanese Governments and enables young Japanese people to take extended holidays in Ireland for up to a year, and 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.


初めに、下記申請書をダウンロードし必要事項を記載後、添付ファイルにて 「申請のご案内」に掲載しているE-mailアドレス へ送信願います。

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

‌Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) よくある質問(FAQ)‌

The application fee for the 2020 programme is being changed with effect from January 2020. Applicants who were successful in being approved, will be given additional information on the payment fee and procedures as soon as their application is approved.


2020 Application Dates

First application period (for applicants that wish to travel to Ireland before 30th September 2020):
Wednesday 15th to Friday 31st January 2020


第1回申請受付期間は、2020年1月15日(水)~ 31 日(金)です。こちらは、2020年9月30日以前の渡航予定の方が対象です。