Working holiday visa in Belgium

The visa helps young Canadians, New Zealanders and Australians to work and travel in Belgium up to a year. You can generally apply for this visa if you have at least EUR 2,500 to live on during your stay.



The application fees for this visa would be $412.


The minimum required monthly income for this visa is $0.


This visa allows you to stay in the country for a duration of 6 months.

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Participating countries

Belgium has made Working Holiday visa agreements with the following 5 participating countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan

If you are a Citizen of Belgium and are considering a Working Holiday experience in one of the participating countries above, contact the Embassy of the country in question for more information.

With this visa you can

This visa allows you to:

  • Live in Belgium for up to one year
  • Work for an employer for up to 6 months
  • Study / participate in a course
  • leave and re-enter Belgium any number of times while the visa is valid.


In order to apply for the Belgian working holiday visa you must meet the following requirements:

  1. have a holiday in Belgium as their primary intention, employment being incidental and accessory
  2. be aged between 18 and 30 years at the time of application
  3. hold a valid passport; possess a valid return ticket, or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket
  4. have sufficient means, i.e. a minimum of EUR 2,500
  5. be a first time applicant for the working holiday visa
  6. submit a medical certificate issued by a medical doctor appointed by the Belgian Embassy, stating that you have no disease or infirmity that may endanger public health, order or security
  7. submit your National Criminal History Record Check
  8. it is recommended you have comprehensive medical and hospitalisation insurance for the duration of your stay (see also health care agreement – a valid medicare card is essential).

Note: The visa conditions outlined above are subject to change without notice.

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