Working Holiday Ireland

Entry 2: Lodging the Application (Part 2)

Here is some really great first hand advice/tips from Carl who came all the way from Australia to Ireland on a working holiday. Thanks Carl for the write up

An Australian's guide to a Working Holiday Authorisation/Visa in Ireland

Now that your application is perfectly manicured and prepared, you can proceed with…

Step 4: Rock up to the Embassy

For some unknown bureaucratic reason, the Embassy in London only accepts Visa applications (which includes WHA applications), from 9:30am – midday on Monday to Friday. My advice would be to get there as early as you can.

I arrived at 9am and took a ticket that was about 30 people behind the most recently called ticket number. Eventually, my number was called at 12:45pm – so I am tentatively advising that in my experience, the midday deadline for lodging Visa applications is fluid, but I would absolutely not rely on this advice.

A representative at the Embassy took the documents that I had prepared and my passport. He filled out a few details for his own records (presumably), and then returned the passport only (which meant that I was able…

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