Working Holiday Visa
Working Holiday Authorisation
Ireland’s working holiday agreements with other governments allow young people of both countries to fund an extended holiday through temporary work.
If you want to work during your holiday in Ireland, you need to apply for a Working Holiday Authorisation (WHA) from your nearest Irish Embassy/Consulate or relevant organisation.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and our representatives and agents, reserve the right to ask for further documentation and/or to refuse any application for a Working Holiday Authorisation (WHA).
You must have enough money to support yourself for at least the first part of your holiday or in case you don’t find work. Immigration officials may ask for proof that you have sufficient funds when you enter Ireland.
We strongly recommend that you get private medical insurance to cover any costs in case you have an accident or fall ill while in Ireland.
The market for short-term casual work in Ireland is highly competitive and adequately supplied by the large number of school leavers and other young Irish and EU nationals looking for work. Getting your WHA is not a guarantee of finding work.
Even if you have a WHA, you’re still subject to normal immigration controls when you enter Ireland. As a non-EU national, you must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau to stay in Ireland for more than 90 days. There is a fee of €300 for the issue of a Garda (police) registration card.
How to apply
Student Work Abroad Programme (on behalf of Embassy of Ireland in Ottawa)
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
For more information please go to the Irish Dept. of Justice and Equality website, please click on the link below
For more information please go to the Irish Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, please click on the image below