The Working Holiday (WH) equivalent to a visa that allows Chileans to go abroad to live and work for a period of 12 months.
Chile has an agreement with many countries and to apply for these programs you must do according to the requirements and procedures indicated by each embassy, following the dates established in the application processes.
Which countries have a Working Holiday agreement with Chile?
A list published by LUN details that The countries that have active Working Holiday Visa agreements with Chile are:
- Ireland 200 places (new applications open on September 22)
- australian 3,400 places (application opened on July 1)
- New Zealand 940 places (applications open on October 18)
- Canada 4,185 places (open application)
- Germany’s Unlimited places (applications throughout the year)
- Austria 200 places (opens in January)
- South Korea 100 places (opens in January)
- Denmark 150 places (opens in March)
- France 400 places (date reported on embassy site)
- Hungary 200 places (opens in January)
- Japan 200 places (applications throughout the year)
- Portugal Unlimited places (applications throughout the year)
- Czech Republic 200 places (open in November)
- Poland 200 places (opens in January)
What are the requirements?
The conditions for each Working Holiday may differ depending on the country you are applying for.
But, for example, in the case of Ireland which opens at 100 locations on Friday, September 22 at 9 a.m., The following requirements must be met:
- Be a citizen of Chile.
- Have a valid Chilean passport.
- Be between 18 and 30 years old.
- Do not travel with dependent family members (unless they have their own visa).
- Never participated in the program before.
- No criminal record.
- Have enough money for the maintenance and the return ticket or money to pay for it. You must have 1,500 euros if you have a return ticket; or 3,000 euros if you don’t have a ticket.
- Get medical and accident insurance that covers hospitalization and repatriation during your stay.
- Pay the consular fees for the corresponding visa.
From the embassy they explain that to apply you must send an email, indicating that you are interested in participating in the WHA 2023 Program after 9 am on September 22, 2023, at email@example.com.
“The first 100 emails received will be given an appointment to apply for the Working Holiday Program“, they explained. If you receive the visa, the person can stay for 12 months in the European country, to work, study and leave and re-enter Ireland. Click here for more details.
On October 18, the application period for the Working Holiday will open for New Zealand. In this case, Chileans between 18 and 35 years of age and who have at least 4,200 New Zealand dollars when they arrive in the country can apply. All the details about this application process can be found here.