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Working Holiday Program - WHP

VISA APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Working Holiday Program (WHP) is addressed to young Canadians who would like to work and travel in Luxembourg for up to a year. Travel is the main objective of the Program, while paid work is only secondary.

 
Terms of participation

Canadian citizens living in Canada, aged between 18 and 30 years old (inclusive) can participate if they meet the eligibility criteria of the program.

Applicants are expected to be in good health, to maintain throughout their stay an extensive insurance, and to have sufficient financial means to travel. They should travel with no dependents. They must also meet all requirements of good conduct in relation to public order and security. Finally, they should not have benefited from the Program with Luxembourg before.

 
Application

Please send the following documents to the Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal, by registered or secured mail (FedEx, UPS, Purolator…):

Requirements / documents

1. Payment of the Consular fees (320 $)
Amount: 320 Canadian dollars
Format: bank draft or money order. Cash sent by mail, will not be accepted.
Order of: Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal

2. Two recent pictures
Format: passport size, color with white background

3. Canadian passport
Validity: > 15 months following the start of the WHP

4. Application form
Format: Visa application form for a long stay in Luxembourg, filled out, dated and signed.
Download: Visa application form Luxembourg

5. Police check
Source: Issued by the RCMP or Provincial police 
Format: original certificate bearing a police stamp  (No web version). 
Fingerprints are not mandatory.
Date: issued less than 6 months before application

6. Medical certificate
Source: Filled out, signed and stamped by: 
- either an accredited Doctor
- or your Physician ⌂
Format: an original model medical certificate (see below)
⌂ if it is your own Physician, add the copy of your Physician’s page as it appears in the Directory of your Province’s College of Physicians.
Date: Date of both medical investigation and certificate less than 3 months before application
Download: Medical certificate

7. Proof of sufficient funds
Subject: Establish that you will have access to the equivalent of 2,500 EUR minimum from abroad.
Format: Your most recent bank statements bearing your full name. Alternatively: a bank certificate, signed by your banker. No screenshot.

8. Ability to return
A return flight ticket or sufficient financial means to purchase a return ticket (e.g. : copy of a credit card in your name with a validity > 1year + latest credit card statement)

9. Insurance coverage
Subject: travel and health care insurance, including occupational accident, hospitalisation and return home coverage for 365 days.
Format: A detailed certificate of insurance, including your first name and last name, as well as basic information on the insurance coverage. You have to be insured for 1 full year.

10. A return envelope
Subject: this envelope will be used to safely ship your passport and other confidential documents back to you.
Format: A prepaid and preaddressed express post envelope, with a tracking number: e.g.: XpressPost, FedEx, UPS etc.

Information:  No document will be posted to an address outside Canada. Please contact a courier service to verify which type of envelope is best suited.

 

The Consulate General of Belgium reserves the right to ask for any further documents.

 
Submit your application

Applications should be sent by registered or secured mail to the following address at least one month before your intended travel date:

Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal
Visa Dept. / WHP
1000, rue Sherbrooke Ouest – Suite 1400
H3A 3G4 Montréal, QC

 
Information about your visa

Processing time: 15-30 days

Cost: 320 $ (equivalent to 180EUR + legalisation fees)

Duration: 1 year from the date the multiple entry visa was issued

Renewal: the visa cannot be renewed nor prolonged

Employment: the working-holiday visa maker is authorised to work from the date of arrival in Luxembourg

Administrative requirements:
Upon your arrival in Luxembourg: head to the city hall/local administration in order to declare that you have arrived and get registered. When your visa expires: go back to your city hall locally in order to declare that you are leaving.