WORKING HOLIDAY VISA

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General Information

The Hungarian Trade Office in Taipei and the Taipei Representative Office in Hungary have approved an Arrangement on the operation of the Working Holiday Scheme between the Parties.

Purpose of the Working Holiday Scheme (WHS)

The purpose of the Scheme is to enhance cultural and people-to-people contacts between Hungary and Taiwan in order to promote mutual understanding.

What are the eligibility criteria for the Working Holiday Visa applicant?

(a) a person who holds a Taiwan passport valid for more than twelve (12) months upon arrival in Hungary and who has household registration under the laws of Taiwan;
(b) has the primary intention to holiday in Hungary, with employment or study being an incidental rather than a primary reason for the visit and will depart Hungary at the end of the visit;
(c) is aged between eighteen (have already had the 18th birthday) and thirty-five years (have not had the 36th birthday, yet) at the time of application;
(d) is not accompanied by dependants;
(e) has an airplane ticket (incl. return ticket, or sufficient funds to purchase such ticket; destination has to be Hungary);
(f) has 3000 USD or equivalent TWD for his/her maintenance during the period of stay in Hungary, at the discretion of the relevant authorities;
(g) pays the prescribed temporary residence permit application fee 60 EUR;
(h) has valid medical and comprehensive hospitalization insurance throughout his/her stay inHungary; It is obligatory only after arriving in Hungary;
(i) has not participated in the Scheme before.

Term of validity of the Working Holiday visa

The WHS visa issued by the Hungarian Trade Office, Taipei will be valid for 90 days within a period of 365 days with multiple entries.

Participants in the Scheme should not work for the same employer for more than 3 months and cannot engage in permanent employment.

Participants in the Scheme may enroll in one training or study course not exceeding a total of three (3) months duration during the course of their visit to Hungary.

Number of participants per year

Up to one hundred (100) per annum of the temporary residence permits may be issued to Taiwanese applicants.

Any citizen of Taiwan who is granted the Working Holiday Visa has the right:

(a) to stay in Hungary;
(b) to undertake paid employment pursuant to the terms of this Arrangement for a period of
not more than twelve (12) months from the date of entry into Hungary;
(c) to enroll in training and/or study course pursuant to the terms of this Arrangement; and
(d) to enter and exit Hungary during the period of validity of the temporary residence permit.

Processing of the Working Holiday Visa:

The processing time is not more than 21 days if applicant fulfills all eligibility criteria. 

The WHS visa issued by the Hungarian Trade Office, Taipei will be valid for 90 days within a period of 365 days with multiple entries.

After arriving in Hungary the WHS visa has to be exchanged into a residence permit at the Office of Immigration and Nationality. For the application a permanent address and a comprehensive insurance will be mandatory. 

For more information, please visit the website of the Office of Immigration and Nationality:

http://www.bmbah.hu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=61:temporary-residence-permit&Itemid=815&lang=en#

Important Notice:

Please be aware that in order to get the Working Holiday Visa you must possess (at least) basic English or Hungarian skills.

Please apply for the Working Holiday Visa at the Hungarian Trade Office in Taipei; call our office at (02)8501-1200 extensions 105 or 111 to make an appointment first and bring the following:

  • passport
  • ID photos    
  • airplane ticket (incl. return ticket, or sufficient funds to purchase such ticket; destination has to be Hungary);
  • bank statement (having at least 3000 USD or equivalent TWD on it)
  • insurance papers  
  • proof of accomodation 

if you already know where you would visit/work/study, bring the corresponding papers; if not, no need

You will have to pay the application fee 60 EUR at Mega Bank to our account (information to be provided via email to the applicant).

You will also have a personal interview with our Consul. Please be aware that in order to get the Working Holiday Visa you must possess (at least) basic English or Hungarian skills.

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