Join the work and holiday exchange programme

The work and holiday programme ('Work & Travel') is a cultural exchange programme which allows young Luxembourgish citizens to discover one of the following countries:

Who is concerned

Young Luxembourgish citizens between 18 and 30 years of age can apply for the work and holiday programme. The age limit has been increased to 35 years for Taiwan and Chile.


In order to obtain a working holiday visa, candidates have to:

  • hold a valid Luxembourg passport;
  • not be accompanied by dependent persons (e.g. children under the candidate's responsibility);
  • have sufficient financial resources to:
    • support themselves on the spot; and
    • buy a return ticket;
  • not have participated in the programme previously.


Costs in relation with the visa application are to be expected. These depend on the destination country.

How to proceed

Submitting the application

Young persons who wish to join the programme can submit their application to the foreign institutions concerned:

  • Australia;
  • New Zealand;
  • Taiwan;
  • Canada;
  • Chile.


The working holiday visa gives the young person the right to:

  • stay in the partner country for up to 12 months;
  • leave and enter the country without limitation for the duration of the validity of the visa;
  • travel across the country and discover a new culture;
  • work for a determined period of time during the stay ('open work permit' required in Canada);
  • enrol in studies or an internship for a limited time.

Supporting documents

Depending on the chosen destination, the candidate must either attach different supporting documents to their online application or submit these in person.

Certain destinations require the documents to be translated into English and into the language of the country.

Who to contact

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