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11. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1103 posts) 6d 1 Star this if you like it!

Here are the other 'working holidaymaker' options for UK citizens. They may not appeal to you but others may find the links useful:

Japan https://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/index_000072.html

Hong Kong https://www.whs.gov.hk/en/

South Korea http://overseas.mofa.go.kr/gb-en/brd/m_20265/view.do?seq=679361

Taiwan https://www.roc-taiwan.org/uk_en/post/32.html

Singapore https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits/work-holiday-programme

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Feb-2020, 18:03 GMT by leics2 ]

12. Posted by NSE123 (Budding Member 9 posts) 3d Star this if you like it!

Hi all. Just wanted to say thanks again for the information and responses its been really helpful and I've though a lot about this over the last few days.

I've reconsidered everything and think I would like to make use of a working holiday visa in Australia. I have friends and family there and it does seem like a good option for someone my age. My only point is this -
I reckon id be looking to head over in October, when the warmer weather starts to come in however, i don't want to wait until October to set off. Id like to go somewhere else over the summer months to experience another country/city in warm weather. Basically, does anyone have any suggestions of where to go? I'm thinking of Canada from roughly June - October would be a good idea, then head straight to Australia form there? Would this be possible?

I was also considering perhaps somewhere like Barcelona, although I read they don't grant working holiday visas to UK citizens however Leics mentioned earlier you can still travel and work in an EU country until the end of the year?

Just looking for some options and advice from experienced people. I basically want to be somewhere warm over summer, then to Aus roughly in October.

Thanks.

13. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1103 posts) 3d Star this if you like it!

>I read they don't grant working holiday visas to UK citizens however Leics mentioned earlier you can still travel and work in an EU country until the end of the year?

When the UK was part of the EU UK citizens didn't needed work visas of anytype for any other EU country. The freedom to live and work in any EU country is the right of all EU citizens and is one of the many advantages Brexit will remove from UK citizens.

Although the UK has now formally left the EU there is a 'transition period' until 1st Jan 2021, during which time things remain the same in terms of e.g. work, EHIC etc.

Hence my suggestion that you spend some time working in an EU country whilst you still have the chance. If you're looking for bar work and suchlike...and given that you're unlikely to have much or any of the language... I'd suggest areas which have lots of UK & Irish visitors e.g. southern Spain, Cyprus, the Portuguese Algarve, Majorca & Malta.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Feb-2020, 13:01 GMT by leics2 ]

14. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1276 posts) 3d Star this if you like it!

Since you're 25 and haven't started a career just yet, why not make your way gradually to Australia via Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. Airfares are reasonable from there to Australia, much more so than if you were to fly from Canada or the U.S. You'll also enjoy the warm weather that you want.

15. Posted by NSE123 (Budding Member 9 posts) 3d Star this if you like it!

Berner, I'm looking to work at the same time and don't think its permitted? think Leics also mentioned that earlier in the thread but could be mistaken? If it is possible i would 100% consider working in SE Asia before heading to Aus.

16. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1276 posts) 3d Star this if you like it!

Then it's perhaps best that you work in Europe. But you might want to consider spending some time in Southeast Asia before continuing to Australia. Travel in the region is affordable.

17. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1103 posts) 3d Star this if you like it!

> don't think its permitted? think Leics also mentioned that earlier in the thread but could be mistaken?

I did say that. As with the vast majority of countries (perhaps all, excluding EU countries for EU citizens?), working without the correct visa isn't allowed in SE Asian countries. No SE Asian countries offer 'working holiday' type visas for UK citizens.

Imo it's best to focus on either Canada (with a working holidaymaker visa) or the EU. If UK flights to Aus seem to offer better fares there's nothing to stop you coming back to the UK for a short period beforehand.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Feb-2020, 17:06 GMT by leics2 ]

18. Posted by NSE123 (Budding Member 9 posts) 3d Star this if you like it!

What is the correct visa for working in for example Thailand? Is it easy to obtain? (If not I will rule this option out and focus on Canada/EU)

Im not sure I like the idea of working in Algarve/Majorca etc. I feel like there are so many British tourists there and want to experience somewhere a little different eg Barcelona or Madrid although I understand it will be more difficult as these areas are less popular with tourists and I may struggle for work, although nothing is ruled out. I guess it just comes down to personal preference in the end. It would be good to hear from some people who have worked/travelled in the EU to see what locations they recommend. Would there be a suitable thread for that?
cheers

19. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1855 posts) 3d Star this if you like it!

Quoting NSE123

What is the correct visa for working in for example Thailand? Is it easy to obtain? (If not I will rule this option out and focus on Canada/EU)

For casual work, forget it. Work visas in Thailand and most poorer countries are a case of an employer needing a specialist foreign worker because they can't find a local to do it. Engineers, IT specialists, etc.

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