Working holiday [fr]
It is mandatory to obtain an appointment online to apply for a visa. Application time slots are between 8:30 and 12:30 from Monday to Friday.
On scheduled interview, applicants must come in person with their passport and all original documents, with a complete set of photocopies. The Consulate won’t do any photocopies and it won’t be possible to complete your application later.
All documents submitted to the visa department have to be written in French or English. If not, they have to be accompanied by a certified translation.
The working holiday visa has been issued since 1st July 2013.
This visa is dedicated to young residents of the HKSAR, aged between 18 and 30 years old at the time of visa application, who intend primarily to spend a holiday in France and who have not previously participated in the scheme, holding a HKSAR passport or a British National Overseas (BNO) passport. Applicants can’t be accompanied by any dependants.
CAUTION : This visa does not allow you to travel in the Schengen area.
2 long-stay visa application forms duly completed and signed (available to download or at the Consulate General)
2 color ID photographs, passport size with white background (35x45mm) (example)
Valid HKSAR or BNO passport (more than 3 months from the date of return of your stay) + 1 copy of the identity page
1 copy of your Hong Kong ID
1 original cover letter detailing project and motivation
1 copy of resume
1 copy of the last 3 months bank statements or bankbook of Hong Kong
1 copy of airline ticket or confirmed booking
1 copy of airline return ticket or confirmed booking or statement of commitment to preserve the amount required to purchase the return ticket
1 medical certificate less than 1 month old, i.e a letter from your general practitioner stating your are in good general health and fit for travel and work
1 copy of liability insurance valid for your whole stay
1 copy of medical insurance (hospitalization, pregnancy, disability and repatriation, coverage for at least 30 000 EUR) valid for your whole stay together with details of the coverage
Documents required in a 2nd phase:
certificate of no criminal conviction in Hong Kong
Other documents may be requested on a case by case basis.
Processing time : click here
CAUTION: between mid-April and late July getting an appointment can take up to one month.
Note: we cannot issue a visa more than 3 months before your departure date.