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On 1 April, the Netherlands, Japan and Taiwan to start international exchange programme

From 1 April 2020, young people from Japan and Taiwan aged 18 to  30 can get to know Dutch culture and society on a working holiday of up to one year

It concerns a reciprocal international exchange programme. From the same date, young Dutch people can spend a maximum of one year on a working holiday and get to know the Japanese or Taiwanese culture and society.

The Japanese or Taiwanese participants on the Working Holiday Programme (WHP) can follow a short course in the Netherlands and carry out incidental paid work to financially support their holiday. They do not need to have a work permit.

Japan
Up to 200 young Japanese can participate each year. An application can be submitted to an IND desk in the Netherlands. Before the application can be processed, the Dutch embassy in Tokyo must provide a valid proof of pre-registration for participation in the WHP.

Taiwan
Each year, up to 100 young Taiwanese can participate. The process can be started by submitting an application for a provisional residence permit (mvv) through the procedure for Entry and Residence (TEV) to the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO) in Taipei.


 

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