Hong Kong Working Holiday Programme

Hong Kong Working Holiday Programme

Hong Kong is a dazzling city of bright lights and relentless energy, from towering skyscrapers to old-style traditional Chinese neighbourhoods, the city is a perfect example of where Eastern culture meets the West.
The Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa allows Irish citizens to have an extended holiday for up to 12 months in Hong Kong supplemented by casual employment.

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Living & Working In Hong Kong

Welcome to a dazzling city of bright lights and relentless energy, from towering skyscrapers to old-style traditional Chinese neighbourhoods, the city is a perfect example of where Eastern culture meets the West.

Voted the "world's most-livable city" in 2012 by The Economist magazine, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated countries in the world with a population of over 7.1 million people in an area of 1,100 square kilometres. Imagine something like the population of Ireland crammed and stacked into County Dublin, and you get the idea. 

Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, is made up of three geographical areas: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. Hong Kong Island is a bustling international business city, famous for its dim sum, shopping and fast pace of life. Kowloon, an urban area opposite the island, is full of markets, temples and crumbling tenement blocks. Beyond Kowloon lies the New Territories, a rural and scenic terrain of villages, beaches and heritage sites that border with mainland China.

How to apply for the Hong Kong Working Holiday programme?

How to apply for the Hong Kong Working Holiday programme?

The arrivals programme includes:

  • 1 Year Working Holiday Visa Processing
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Jobs Database

For more information email our Work & Travel Department at workandtravel@usit.ie or call 01 602 1742!

Hong Kong Working Holiday programme cost €399 Apply Now!

Eligibility requirements

  • You must be aged between 18 and 30 (inclusive) when you apply for your Visa.
  • You must be in possession of a return flight ticket or show financial proof to be able to purchase a return flight.
  • You must have comprehensive insurance for your stay in Hong Kong.
  • You must hold a passport from Ireland and ordinarily resident in Ireland
  • Your passport must be valid for the entire period of your stay in Hong Kong.
  • You must be able to produce financial proof of funds of (HK$20,000) to support yourself during your stay in Hong Kong. Eg Bank statement

I am a journalist and a designer who has just embarked on the USIT 1 Year Working Holiday Visa for Hong Kong. I began working on a freelance basis for a major publication in Hong Kong and after a few months I was offered a full time position and the ability to transfer to a residency visa. This USIT Programme, serves as a great springboard to further your career in a foreign country and I would highly recommend looking into it. Diarmuid from Tipperary

My thanks to Usit in Cork who arranged my Work Hong Kong Programme. Having the 1 Year work visa opened so many doors for me and enabled me to easily find a job teaching in a local Hong Kong school which ultimately led to a fruitful and unforgettable experience. I enjoyed every part of my time in Hong Kong and would highly recommend this programme to anyone thinking of expanding their career outside of Ireland! Jonathan from Cork

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