Hong Kong doubles the working visa quota for Irish nationals

September 19, 2015

The government of Hong Kong has agreed and decided to double the number of work visas for the citizens of Ireland from next year on wards.


With this announcement, a total number of eligible people for the scheme of working holiday of Hong Kong and Ireland will increase to 200 from March next year.

This joint measure is the reason for the increase in the number so that young citizens of Hong Kong can be able to stay and work in Ireland for the period of one year.

The scheme will provide a unique opportunity for the young ones to achieve valuable cultural and experience of work during their visits. Said Mr. Richard Bruton, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation and Jobs.

He also added that he wants to encourage the people to gain this opportunity with the expanded scheme providing visits to both the countries, and also asked to experience everything that respective economies are offering to us.

Mathew Cheung Kin – Chung, Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Hong Kong also welcomes the announcement.

This scheme was established in the year 2005, is now open for 18 to 30-year-old citizens of both the countries who holds a British National or HKSAR passport. 

Citizens of Ireland, who are interested in applying for work visa can get more information through the Immigration Department of Hong Kong. 

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