Quota and Condition of Stay

There is an annual quota for nationals of each partner economy under the Scheme and qualified applications will be approved on a first-come-first-served basis.  Working holidaymakers are also subject to different conditions of stay in Hong Kong.

Partner Economy Annual Quota Minimum Amount of Financial Proof Required Short-term Employment Number of Study or Training Courses Allowed
New Zealand 400 HK$14,000 not allowed to work for the same employer for more than three months one only (course duration of not more than three months)
Australia 5,000 HK$20,000 not allowed to work for the same employer for more than three months any number (course duration of not more than three months)
Ireland 200 HK$20,000 not allowed to work for the same employer for more than three months not allowed
Germany 300 HK$20,000 not allowed to work for the same employer for more than three months one only (course duration of not more than six months)
Japan 1,500 HK$20,000 not allowed to work for the same employer for more than six months any number (cumulative duration of courses not more than six months)
Canada 200 HK$15,000 not allowed to work for the same employer for more than three months any number (cumulative duration of courses not more than six months)
Korea 1,000 HK$20,000 not allowed to work for the same employer for more than six months one only (course duration of not more than six months)
France 750 HK$25,000 not allowed to work for the same employer for more than six months one only (course duration of not more than six months)
The United Kingdom 1,000 HK$22,000 not allowed to work for more than 12 months any number (cumulative duration of courses not more than 12 months)
Austria 100 HK$20,000 not allowed to work for more than six months any number (cumulative duration of courses not more than six months)
Hungary 2001 HK$25,000 not allowed to work for the same employer for more than six months one only (course duration of not more than six months)
Sweden 500 HK$20,000 not allowed to work for the same employer for more than six months any number (cumulative duration of courses not more than six months)

Note 1: The Hong Kong / Hungary Working Holiday Scheme is scheduled to come into effect in 2018.

Detailed arrangements of the Scheme may vary from time to time.  Applicants are advised to check with the Immigration Department of the HKSAR before application.