India Working Holiday

Countries offering alternative working holiday for Citizens of India

Working Holiday visa requirements might change. If you wish to apply for a visa, you should always do more research about your current case or situation.
A working holiday visa allows Indian passport holder travel while having a job in a country. They are offered with different agreements between countries. Currently, there are no countries offering this type of visa yet to Indian nationals.

Find out what countries offer alternatives for Working Holiday Visas.

Countries offering alt Working Holiday Visas

South Korea

Indian nationals can go in South Korea through SWAP program via International Youth Exchange. This is quite a unique program as you will be exchanged with a certain family member abroad.

Both Working Holiday Visa and SWAP program will be all about cultural exchange. However, Working Holiday Visa is more flexible compared to SWAP.

There is a USD 300 application fee and is refundable if there is no suitable match family found.


Currently, Australians do not have working holiday visa in India. Indian nationals are also not eligible for the meantime. Announcements will be posted at the Border and Immigration Department website of Australia.

We’ll update this post once announcement from the Australian Government has been published.

New Zealand

Nationals of eligible countries are allowed to stay 1 year in New Zealand. You must have enough funds to support your stay in the country. Eligible applicants such as fresh graduates from a university are encouraged to apply.

The application process can be done online at the New Zealand Immigration website. Note that there are only limited slots available and not all applicants will be accepted. Statistics are telling us that fresh graduate applicants have great chances of visa approval.

Application for Working Holiday Visa in New Zealand is currently not available for Indian citizens.

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Mark Adelan


  • Indian culture is way too rich and authentic and it clarifies here that none of the country is capable enough to understand and learn it well. Also, they don’t want to give Indians work holiday visa because already there are 45% skilled Indian immigrants working globally. The world is too scared of Indian domination.
    So my fellow Indian friends Cheers and make India proud

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