1. What is a “Working Holiday in Korea”?
The purpose of the Working Holiday Programme in Korea is to allow you to have an extended holiday while enjoying short-term work in Korea.
This is a one-time only visa and allows tremendous flexibility for you to immerse yourself in Korean culture.
Working Holiday visa holders are also permitted to study Korean language at a private educational institution during their stay.
You may leave and re-enter Korea as many times as you wish during your 12 month (maximum) stay.
2. Who is eligible?
- • For people from the countries/region outlined above
- • For people 18-30 years old (18 and 30 inclusive) at the time of visa application
- • Not to have previously taken part in any Korean Working Holiday Programme
3. What are the limitations on work?
- • Annual employment period cannot exceed 1,300 hours
- • Cannot engage in the following job categories:
Service employee, dancer, singer, musician, or acrobat at an adult entertainment establishment
Vocations that require specific qualifications, such as medical doctors, lawyers, professors, pilots, language instructors, etc.
Take up other activities contrary to the purposes of working holiday programs (news coverage, politics, etc.)
4. What is required for visa application? (for Australian nationals)
- • Valid passport
- • Application form
- • One photograph (taken within the last 6 months)
- • A round-trip plane ticket
- • Activity plans in Korea
- • Proof of sufficient funds to support themselves for a minimum of 3 months in Korea
- • Medical examination results
- • Visa fee
* For details about visa applications, see “H-1 (Working Holiday)” under the ‘Visa Issuance’ menu of our website.