Working Holiday Promotion Film
ㅇ This link is to the Korean Working Holiday Program promotion film for those who would like to visit Korea:
-Processing time: Approx.2-3 weeks (VARIABLE)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Should the applicants choose to make flight reservations before the issuance of a Visa, please consider that no Express Services are available at this time and the Consulate is unable to guarantee the processing time or Visa approval over the phone.
-Visa Application Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to Noon(12:00 pm)
-Visa Pick-up Hours: Monday to Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (except holidays)
(Please bring a government issued photo ID and the applicant's pick up slip)
*No appointments are required.
Address: 1600-1090 West Georgia St. Vancouver. British Columbia. Canada. V6E 3V7
-You may apply in person to ensure fast processing. You may alternatively apply by mailing in your complete application package, but please allow extra time both ways for mail delivery. We are not responsible for lost or delayed documents you send via post. You must read the mail-in instructions for additional items required. Incomplete postal application may be returned back to you at the applicant's expense without Visa issuance.
Working Holiday Visa (H-1)
The Working Holiday Program(WHP) was created under the mutual cooperation and establishment of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Republic of Korea and 7 participating countries(Australia, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, and United States, Germany) with the purpose of providing opportunities to individuals from each respective country to travel to Korea, while allowing them to earn and save money through short-term employment. Stays of up to 1 year (multiple visas) are permitted for Canadian working holiday visa recipients.
-Canadians (between ages 18 and 30 at the time of visa issuance) currently residing in Canada can apply for visas at a Korean Embassy or Consulate in Canada. Dependent family members of H1 visa applicant cannot be accompanied.
-Completed Visa application form
-1 passport type color photo (3.5cmX4.5cm with white background. taken within the last 6 months with the date stamp on the back)
-Original and a photocopy(info page only) of passport (remaining validity of at least 6 months)
-Round trip flight schedules
-Fill out the "working hoiliday plan" sheet (attached) and current resume
-Documents, such as bank statements, proving that the applicant has the ability to cover travel expenses for the first 3 months of the stay. (Approx. CAD $3400)
-Certificate from the most recent school attended (ex. official school letters or transcripts)
-Employment letter including references (if applicable)
-The official letter from a doctor stating that the applicant is physically healthy to travel abroad including a chest X-ray, urinalysis, blood test, and HIV test results. (issued within the last 3 months)
-Criminal background check (any type. issued within the last 3 months)
-Cdn $117.00 (cash or money order only)
-Processing time: Approx. 2 – 3 weeks
Important Information for H-1 Visa Applicants:
1. Since the primary purpose of the working holiday program is to encourage sightseeing, H-1 visa recipients should not concentrate solely on employment activities as soon as they enter Korea. If H-1 visa holders stay in Korea more than 90 days, they must register with the immigration office in the appropriate jurisdiction within 90 days from entry.
2. If H-1 visa holders wish to change his/her place of residence. they need to report their new address to the head of the local immigration office, branch office or the new city/municipal/county office within 14 days after relocation.
3. H-1 visa holders are not permitted to be employed as receptionists, dancers, singers, musicians or acrobats at places of entertainment which might endanger good morals and manners, or as medical doctors, lawyers, professors, pilots, language instructors or other professional services which require certain qualifications in accordance with domestic laws.
4. Those who desire to take a training or educational course in pursuit of an academic degree other than a Korean language training course will be required to apply for a student visa (D-2).
Mailing your application to the Consulate?
Click Here for Mail-In Instructions for All Visa Applicants
For further information :
-Working Holiday Information Center : http://www.whic.kr/en