Germany Working Holiday Scheme

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Talent Migration


A working holiday visa is a residence permit allowing you to undertake employment and holiday (and sometimes study) in Germany, For many young people, holding a working holiday visa enables you to experience living in Germany 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 on 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 month(s)





Processing time

3 to 4 Week(s)



Very Low

What are eligibility requirements for the Germany Working Holiday Scheme?

7 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be be in possession of a valid passport
  • Applicant must intend primarily to holiday in Germany
  • Applicant must be aged between 18 and 30 years inclusive at the time of application for the Working Holiday Visa
  • Applicant must not be be accompanied by dependent family members.
  • Applicant must have return airline ticket with confirmed reservation or enough funds to buy one
  • Applicant must have comprehensive health insurance in Germany
  • Applicant must have sufficient funds (at least Euro 2,000.00) to cover initial stay period in Germany.

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

7 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed
  • One recent passport photographs
  • Copies of valid passport (like the bio page, past visas, etc)
  • A copy of return flight ticket or proof of sufficient funds to buy one.
  • Copies of travel health insurance
  • Copies of proof of sufficient funds (at least Euro 2,000.00) e.g bank statement etc
  • Receipt of visa fee payment

Talent Migration data for Germany

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

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