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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
  • WORKING HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

  • On June 1st, 2018, the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Republic of Korea on a Working Holiday Programme, signed in Warsaw on January 24th, 2018, entered into force.

     

    Benefits of the Programme

    The Working Holiday Programme is dedicated for young citizens of the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Korea who are at least eighteen(18) years of age but have not turned thirty one (31) and gives them the opportunity for a yearly stay. The idea is to combine holidaying and learning about the culture and way of life in the visited country with a possibility to undertake paid employment of an incidental nature, while the main aspect of the stay will be tourism.

     

    Requirements for participants of the Programme

    Citizens of the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Korea who intend to participate in the Programme, must satisfy the conditions listed below:

    • are permanently resident in the territory of the sending country (Party of the Agreement) at the time of the visa application;
    • declare in writing that the main purpose of their participation in the Programme is to holiday, for a period of up to twelve (12) calendar months;
    • are at least eighteen(18) years of age but have not turned thirty one (31) at the time of the application for the visa;
    • are not accompanied by dependants;
    • hold a valid passport issued no earlier than ten (10) years before applying for the visa, which has at least two (2) blank pages and will be valid for at least ninety (90) days after the end of the planned stay;
    • have a return ticket or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket;
    • possess sufficient funds for personal support during their stay in the amount specified by the relevant authorities of the receiving country (Party of the Agreement);
    • comply with any health requirements as specified in the laws and regulations of the receiving country;
    • purchase comprehensive medical and hospital care insurance, according to laws and regulations of the receiving country;
    • have not previously taken part in the Working Holiday Programme organized by the receiving country;
    • have paid the relevant fees associated with the visa application;
    • and have no criminal record.

    The yearly amount of visas for the participation in the Programme is two hundred (200).

     

    Visa procedures for citizens of the Republic of Korea

    Persons wishing to apply for participation in the Programme may submit visa applications at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Seoul.

     

    List of documents required during the visa application procedure:

    • completely filled in, signed and paid application of a national visa together with current, colored photography (3,5 x 4,5 cm, en face, white background);
    • a passport issued not earlier than ten (10) years before applying for a visa, holding at least two (2) blank pages, which will remain valid for a period of not less than ninety (90) days after the planned stay (original and copy of the page with photo);
    • a document confirming the possession of medical insurance with a minimum amount of thirty thousand euros (30,000 EUR) with insurance payment confirmation;
    • documents certifying the possession of sufficient financial resources for their own maintenance during their stay in the Republic of Poland (the minimum standard balance for staying in Poland must be at least 2,500,000 KRW);
    • a document of flight ticket arrangements;
    • a written justification of the reason for applying for a visa and an outline of the residence plan;
    • a statement regarding the fulfillment of the conditions set out in Article 2, paragraph 1, point (b), (d), (f), (j) and (l) in the Agreement of the Working Holiday Programme.

     

    The Agreement is available to download here.

    If you have any questions regarding the conditions for participating in the Working Holiday program or the visa procedure, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Seoul.

     

    Additional information are available at website of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy: https://www.mpips.gov.pl/en/programmes/working-holiday-agreements/

     

    The Agreement is available to download here.

     

    Contact details of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Seoul:

    Address: Samcheong-ro 20-1, Jongno-gu, 03062 Seul, Republika Korei

    Embassy’s website: http://www.seul.msz.gov.pl

    Tel.: (+82) 2 723 9681

    fax: (+82) 2 723 9680

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