The Working Holiday Programme (WHP), also known as the “Working Holiday Visa” (WHV), allows young people aged 18 to 30 inclusive (35 for Canada) to go overseas for up to one year (renewable in some cases), in one of the seven countries included under a partnership agreement with France: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Japan, New-Zealand, Singapore and South Korea.
It permits young people to experience new horizons, other cultures and improve language skills; it also allows them to travel and explore different lifestyles.
To obtain a WHV, the applicant must meet the following conditions:
be aged 18 to 30 (35 for Canada),
hold a valid French passport,
be applying for the first time to a Working Holiday Visa program in the same country,
not have any dependent children,
hold a return ticket or sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket, as well as possess sufficient resources for initial day to day expenses (which may vary depending on the country),
have a valid international healthcare insurance plan for the duration of the stay (provided by ASFE, for example).