Netherlands Embassy in Seoul, South Korea

Working Holiday Program

The Working Holiday Program enhances the cultural and social development of young people and promotes mutual understanding between the two countries. The Working Holiday Program allows citizens between 18 and 30 years of age to have an extended holiday in the other country, supplemented by short term employment or study, as an incidental activity of their holidays. The program will start on October 1st 2016. It is limited to 100 participants from each country per year.

When it comes to application for the Working Holiday Program (WHP), please refer to the ‘related documents’ on the right column of this page. You can download the relevant information and forms that you will have to fill out. When you have all the documents ready, you will have to submit your application to the Netherlands Embassy in Seoul. You must NOT send your application to the IND in the Netherlands.

The consular section is open from 9:00 to 12:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only and a prior appointment must be made. Please be informed that application without a prior appointment will not be accepted. You can make an appointment via the appointment system (see External links). Do not call the embassy for an appointment.

Once the visa is issued, you will be contacted by e-mail that you are requested to visit the embassy with your passport to affix the visa in your passport. Please be notified that you MUST affix your visa in your passport before you enter the Netherlands. Please do NOT enter the Netherlands without the visa.

Please read all the information on this website carefully. You can find all the necessary information here. If you still have questions, you can send an e-mail to