Rise in quota of Hong Kong - Germany Working Holiday Scheme

August 04, 2014
Annual quota increased from 150 to 300 under Hong Kong/Germany Working Holiday Scheme

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has decided to work with the Government of Germany to additionally increase the yearly quota from 150 to 300 under Hong Kong Working Holiday Scheme for Germany. 

Germany has grown popular as a working holiday destination for many youths of Hong Kong revealed by an increase of its quota for the second time since its initiation in 2009.

Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Secretary for Labour and Welfare said that the Working Holiday Scheme gives an outstanding chance for youth of Hong Kong to attain experience of living and working in a foreign culture for a long period. 

Youth of Hong Kong aged between 18-30, who hold either a valid HKSAR passport or British National passport and have not availed this scheme earlier may file their visa applications under this scheme. Individuals approved of this visa will be eligible to reside in Germany for a maximum duration of 12 months during which they will be allowed to take up employment for a short period of time not exceeding three months with a single employer, and participate in a study course or training for a maximum period of six months.

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