Working Holiday applications will be accepted. Please note, passenger transport to Finland may be suspended, except for the return of Finnish citizens and persons residing in Finland. These travel restrictions are in effect as a precaution against the spread of the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit the Finnish Border Guard Website(Link to another website.) for up-to-date information regarding travel restrictions.
For further advice on the coronavirus and the precautions you should take, please visit www.health.gov.au(Link to another website.). Please follow the requirements and guidance for seeking medical advice and self-quarantining.
Agreements on working holidays have been in force between Finland and Australia and between Finland and New Zealand since 2002 and 2004 respectively. According to the agreements, citizens of Australia and New Zealand are permitted to reside in Finland for 12 months. A working holiday residence permit is primarily intended for a holiday, but it also involves the right to work to a limited extent.