The U.S. and Irish governments have agreed to extend a working holiday visa program.

Key Points:

  • The working program between the United States and Ireland will be extended for an additional five years.
  • The program allows Irish citizens or permanent residents who are students or recent graduates to spend up to 12 months living and working in the United States.
  • U.S. citizens over the age of 18 who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can apply to work in Ireland for up to 12 months through this website.

Additional Information: U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin said working holiday visa opportunities “have enriched and strengthened the ties and shared values that bind the U.S and Ireland.” TIrish Minister of State for European Affairs and Defence Peter Burke said the program “offers an unrivalled opportunity to current students and recent graduates to experience a way of life on the other side of the Atlantic.” More information is available here.

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