Working Holiday

Working Holiday provides an opportunity for young people to gain international travel and work experience. The permit allows you to travel and work in Denmark for one full year, giving you a chance to explore the country and its culture.

Denmark has made working holiday agreements with:

  • Argentina,
  • Australia,
  • Canada,
  • Chile,
  • Japan,
  • New Zealand
  • South Korea.

The working holiday programme makes it possible for young people from these countries to get a residence permit in order to stay in Denmark for an extended period of time. The agreements go both ways and also make it possible for young people from Denmark to stay in one of these countries according to the regulations which apply to each country.

If you qualify for the working holiday programme, you can be granted a residence permit for a maximum of 12 months. The primary purpose of your stay must be holiday, but you may work during your stay in order to earn supplementary funds to support yourself.

You are allowed to work for a certain number of months during a 12-month stay.You are also allowed to study or take a training course for a limited period of time.

Click on the link below to read more about the special conditions for a working holiday stay which apply to citizens from each of the countries:

Working Holiday