Working Holiday Visa for Australian Citizens

1. PURPOSE OF WORKING HOLIDAY AGREEMENT

The Governments of Japan and Australia commenced the Japan-Australia Working Holiday Arrangements as of 1 December 1980. The arrangement is intended to promote personal exchange between young people of Japan and Australia. It provides the opportunity for both Japanese visiting Australia and Australians visiting Japan to undertake casual employment in order to supplement their holiday expenses while travelling for an extended period.

IMPORTANT : This programme is not designed for persons who mainly intend to work or study in Japan (for which purposes the appropriate visa should be sought)


2.ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKING HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT

To be eligible to participate in the Working Holiday Arrangement, one must satisfy the following requirements:

3. WORK CONDITIONS

The following special conditions must be abided by if you wish to work in Japan on a Working Holiday.

4. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

5. IMPORTANT INFORMATION

6. EXTENSION OF VISA

If deemed appropriate by the relevant authorities, this visa can be extended at your nearest Department of Immigration Office in Japan. Please attend to the extension prior to the expiration of your visa.

Please download the following forms for your working holiday visa application:

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