Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Special Arrangements for Working Holiday Schemes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our partner economies have suspended visa services (including Working Holiday visas) or imposed entry restrictions. Potential participants of the Working Holiday Schemes are advised to check the following websites of respective partnering economies for the latest arrangements.

New Zealand:
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/hong-kong-special-administrative-region-working-holiday-visa

Australia:
https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/coming-australia
https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/staying-australia

Ireland:
http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/COVID-19-updates-and-announcements
https://www.dfa.ie/irish-consulate/hong-kong/our-services/visas/visas-for-ireland/

Germany:
https://hongkong.diplo.de/hk-en/service/-/2321758

Japan:
https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html

Canada:
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/work-canada/iec.html
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/iec.html

Korea:
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/AKR/FU_EN_15.jsp?cid=2645060

France:
https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en_US/web/france-visas/professional-internship

United Kingdom:
https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/hk/en/news/temporary-closure-of-the-uk-visa-application-centre-in-hong-kong
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residents

Austria:
https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-general-consulate-hongkong/

Hungary:
https://hongkong.mfa.gov.hu/eng/news/tajekoztato-az-uj-koronavirusrol

Sweden:
https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/hong-kong/
https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/About-the-Migration-Agency/Coronavirus.html

Netherlands:
https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/your-country-and-the-netherlands/hongkong
https://ind.nl/en/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Ends/Tuesday, May 12, 2020


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