June 12, 2018
Japan-Denmark Cooperation in Science & Technology
Introduction of Working Holiday Scheme between Japan and Denmark
Starting October 1, 2007
The Government of Japan and Denmark agreed to introduce a Working Holiday scheme between both countries starting on October 1, 2007. Mr. Masaki Okada, Ambassador of Japan and Ms. Liselotte Plesner, Political Director, Ambassador of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs exchanged Note Verbales regarding this scheme at the Ministry on June 28, 2007.
This scheme provides wider opportunities, particularly for young people to experience culture and general way of life in Denmark and Japan. Its purpose is to promote mutual understanding between Japan and Denmark by making it possible for citizens of one country to enter the other primarily for a holiday for an extended period. It also allows them to engage in employment as an incidental aspect to their holiday in order to supplement their travel funds.
Applicant Prerequisites for the Scheme are as follows:
On application the Government of Japan, through the Embassy of Japan in Denmark, will issue, free of charge, a working holiday visa valid for a period of one year from the date of issue to Danish nationals who satisfy each of the following requirements: They should
(a) be Danish nationals who are ordinarily resident in Denmark at the time of application for the said visa;
(b) be aged between eighteen and thirty years, inclusive, at the time of application for the said visa;
(c) intend primarily to go on holiday to Japan for a period of up to one year;
(d) have not previously been issued the said visa;
(e) be persons who are not accompanied by dependants unless those dependants are in possession of the said visa or otherwise;
(f) possess a valid Danish passport;
(g) possess a return travel ticket or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket;
(h) possess sufficient funds for their maintenance during the period of initial stay in Japan; and
(i) have good health and a sound background.