Working Holiday Scheme

South Korea
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


You can enjoy holidays in the Republic of Korea by applying Working Holiday Visa at the embassy of the republic of Korea. Working Holiday Visa allows young people to travel and work in the Republic of Korea for 12 months (maximum). The main purpose of this program is to enable the young people to have an extended holiday while supplementing necessary funds with short-term work in the Republic of Korea.


12 months





Processing time

2-3 weeks



Very Low

What are eligibility requirements for the Working Holiday Scheme?

8 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) of age and unaccompanied by any dependent .
  • Applicant must hold a passport issued by the Kingdom of the Netherlands that is valid at least for the period of his/her stay in Korea for the Program.
  • Applicant must be going to Korea mainly for the purpose of holiday.
  • Applicant must be able to provide financial proof of having sufficient amounts to support himself/herself for the initial stage of his /her holiday in Korea.
  • Applicant must hold a return ticket or financial proof equivalent to a return airfare.
  • Applicant must have adequate health insurance for the duration of his/her stay in Korea.
  • Applicant must not have a criminal record.
  • Applicant must be in good health (especially free from tuberculosis).

Which documents do I need to apply for the Working Holiday Scheme?

7 Document Required

  • Visa application form.
  • Valid passport (original) and one passport photo (3.5x4.5cm).
  • Return ticket (the original will be returned) or enough money to buy one (certified copy of a bank statement).
  • Supporting financial documentation (certified copy of a bank statement showing at least 1,000 Euro deposit).
  • Health insurance which remains valid throughout the stay in Korea.
  • Criminal record check.
  • Certificate of Tuberculosis Test.

Talent Migration data for South Korea

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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