Working Holiday (Ireland)

Created:2017-08-09Data Source:Bureau Of Consular AffairsCounter:4924

Guidelines for Visa Applications to the Republic of China (Taiwan) for Irish Citizens Joining the Working Holiday Programme

  1. 1. Qualifications:
    Applicants are qualified if they meet the following requirements:
    1. Being an Irish citizen residing in Ireland at the time of application;
    2. Never being a Working Holidaymaker in Taiwan;
    3. Being between the ages of 18 and 30 inclusive on the date of application;
    4. Not being accompanied by spouse or dependants, unless they are also in possession of working holiday visas.
  2. Required documents: 
    1. An online completed, printed out and signed ROC (Taiwan) visa application form ( available at for the Working Holiday Programme;
    2. An Irish passport valid for 6 months more than the proposed duration of stay;
    3. Two colour passport-size photos;
    4. Proof of overseas travel health insurance for the duration of permitted stay;
    5. A non-criminal record;
    6. Proof of financial support at least €4000, or rather €2500 plus a valid return or onward flight ticket;
    7. Non-refundable application fee of €86.
  3. Application procedures: 
    1. Applications may be made in person, or by an authorized third party;
    2. Applications must be submitted to the Taipei Representative Office in Ireland.
    3. Applicants may be requested to provide additional documents or to be interviewed as necessary.
  4. Type of visa issued:
    1. Type: Visitor Visa; 
    2. Validity: One year from the date of issue, good for multiple entries;
    3. Duration of stay: 180 days, extendable for another 180 days.
  • An extension of up to 180 days can be applied for, 15 days prior to the expiry of stay, at the National Immigration Agency service center in the city or county of residence in Taiwan. 
  • The total duration of stay will be no more than one year from the date of entry into Taiwan. 
  • No further extensions or changes of visa type will be permitted thereafter.