Working Holidays

Working Holiday Visas for Canadians Going to Belgium

Last Updated: November 2007


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Eligibility

To be eligible you must:

  • be aged between 18 and 30 at the time of application
  • hold a Canadian passport and be resident in Canada at the time of application
  • not have previously participated in this Working Holiday Program
  • intend to primarily holiday in Belgium
  • hold medical and comprehensive hospitalisation insurance for the length of your stay
  • have a return ticket or sufficient funds to buy one
  • meet health and character requirements

Visa Fee

A visa costs 90 but check with the Consulate before sending in your application. It can take between four and six weeks to obtain the visa.


Proof of Funds

You must have approximately 2,500 to meet their needs at the beginning of their stay.


Quota

No known quota.


Validity

Visas are valid for a period of 6 months after being stamped in the applicant's passport.


Employment Restrictions

There are no restrictions but access to some professions is regulated and depends on your qualifications.


Re-Entry

You may leave and re-enter multiple times but the time allowed for your visa will not be paused while you are away.


How to Apply

Fill in this form for a long stay visa and visit the Consulate-General of Belgium website for a list of required documents and instructions on how to apply.


General Comments

You must register with the local authority where you take up residence within eight days of arrival in Belgium. If you change place of residence during your stay, you must inform the respective administrative authorities. The costs of registering with the local administrative may vary depending on the place of residence. You may take part in study or training courses but not for longer than 3 months.


Contact Details


Consulate-General of Belgium in Montreal
999 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Suite 850
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 3L4

Phone: (514) 849-7394
Fax: (514) 844-3170
Email: montreal@diplobel.org


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