Information for Youth Mobility (Working Holiday) Visa

The Republic of China (Taiwan) government in collaboration with the Canadian government is promoting the Youth Mobility Program to facilitate access to cultural exchanges that enable youths to gain a better understanding of the other’s language(s), culture and society through a travel, work and life experience abroad.


  1. Qualification requirements:

Applicants are qualified if they meet the following requirements:

(1) Hold Canadian citizenship and reside in Canada;

(2) Have not previously obtained an ROC (Taiwan) visa for the Youth Mobility Program;

(3) Be between the ages of 18 and 35 inclusive on the date the application is received;

(4) Purpose: (1)Have pre-arranged an internship, workplace experience or work placement in Taiwan; or (2)Have registered at a post-secondary institution and pre-arranged either an internship or work placement in Taiwan; or (3) Intend to travel in Taiwan and worke to supplement their financial resources. However, work should be the secondary, rather than the primary reason for coming to Taiwan.

(5) Have not listed dependants on their application.


  1. Required documentation:

Applicants who meet the above requirements should submit the following documentation:

(1) ROC (Taiwan)Visa Application Form for the Youth Mobility Program ( VISA Application Form ) completed and signed by the applicant;

(2) Curriculum vitae and outline of the mobility program in Taiwan;

(3) Passport valid for at least one year from the date of application;

(4) Two 2-inch color passport photos taken within the last six months;

(5) Proof of travel health insurance for the duration of the permitted stay in the Republic of China (Taiwan);

(6) Health check certificate issued within the past three month by a licensed hospital or clinic. ( Health Check Form )

(7) Proof of possession of a return ticket or sufficient funds to purchase a plane ticket to leave Taiwan;

(8) Proof of possession of the equivalent of C$2500 in funds (e.g. traveler’s checks or bank deposits);

(9) Visa fee: CAD 133 (Equivalent to the cost of a multiple entry ROC (Taiwan) Visitor Visa for Canadian citizens).


  1. Application procedures:

(1) Applications for those who live in Ontario(Greater Ottawa Region not included),

Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island must be submitted to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Toronto or Vancouver;

(2) Applicants should submit other documentation and undergo an interview if required.


  1. Type of visa issued:

(1) Type: Visitor Visa.

(2) Validity: One year from the date of issue, good for multiple entries.

(3) Duration of stay: 180 days. However, no later than 15 days before expiry, an extension of up to an additional 180 days can be applied for at the National Immigration Agency service centers in the city or county of residence in Taiwan. No further extensions or changes to visa type will be permitted thereafter.


  1. Other useful information:

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Toronto

Address: 151 Yonge Street Suite 501 Toronto, Ontario Canada M5C 2W7

Tel/Fax: Tel: 416.369.9030 Fax: 416.369.9189

Hours of Operation: Office: 9:00am-5:00pm Consular Services: 9:00am-4:00pm