Working Holiday Program

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Working holiday visa is a residence permit allowing you to undertake employment and holiday (and sometimes study) in Belgium. For many young people, holding a working holiday visa enables you to experience living in Belgium without undergoing the usual costly expenses of finding work sponsorship in advance or going on expensive university exchange programmes.

You need to:

  • have enough money to pay for a return ticket, and

  • be coming mainly to the holiday, with work being a secondary intention.

Age: Available to 18-30 years old

Family: You can not bring your children or family members.



12 months



390 approx.


Processing time

4 - 6 weeks



Very Low

What are eligibility requirements for the Working Holiday Program?

7 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be between the age of 18 and 30 years (inclusive).
  • Applicant must have not participated in the working holiday program for Belgium before.
  • Applicant must have a sufficient knowledge of one of Belgium’s national languages (French, Dutch, German) or English.
  • Applicant must be in country of origin at the time of applying.
  • Applicant must travel without dependents.
  • Applicant must have enough funds for maintenance during the period of initial stay in Belgium.
  • Applicant must be of good character.

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

10 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed.
  • Copies of valid passport (like the bio page, past visas, etc.).
  • Visa fee payment receipt.
  • 2 recent passport photographs (color).
  • Copies of confirmed flight itinerary.
  • Proof of sufficient means of subsistence, eg. bank statements of minimum 2.500 EUR.
  • Copies of travel health insurance for the period of your stay.
  • Criminal record clearance certificate.
  • A duly authenticated certificate of good conduct.
  • You may be asked for additional documents depending on your nationality/destination country.

Talent Migration data for Belgium

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

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