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Germany has concluded bilateral agreements on working holiday stays with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Uruguay, Israel, Chile, and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The programmes give young people between 18 and 30 the opportunity to gain an insight into the culture and daily life of the partner country. They can stay up to 12 months. Holiday jobs can be taken up to help fund the stay.
Citizens of Australia, Japan, Israel and of New Zealand can apply for the relevant visa at every German mission abroad or after their arrival directly at the competent aliens Office in Germany.
Citizens of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay can apply for the relevant visa at every German mission abroad.
Citizens of Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Brazil have to apply for the relevant visa for their working holiday stay in Germany at the competent German mission in their home country.
More information on the application procedure, documents to be presented, fees etc. is available on the website of the corresponding German mission in your home country.
Due to the Corona-restrictions, entry into Germany for a work stay is only possible, if you have already stayed more than 14 days in a country of the positive list. You can find the relevant states at re-open EU.