Whether you’ve been itching to start the Italian leg of your “Eat, Pray, Love” journey, experience “Letters to Juliet” for yourself, go on a “Roman Holiday,” live “La Dolce Vita,” or be the main character of your own original movie — getting an Italian Working Holiday Visa is the first chapter of your story.
To make a long story short; a working holiday is an extended vacation with the added bonus of a visa that lets you work to help pay for your trip as you go for way longer than usual tourist visas. Did you know Canadian citizens can get working holiday visas in over 30 countries?
There are so many reasons to get an Italian working holiday visa, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to a top 10.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, there are a few requirements. You’ll need to:
Once you’ve got those covered, you can move on to the “visa” step. You have three options:
You can never go wrong with a good checklist!
Now, all that’s left to do is book an appointment with the nearest Italian consulate or embassy or mail in your documents. The processing time is approximately 2 to 3 weeks from the date of submission so do keep that in mind!
After you’ve ooh-ed and aah-ed properly at your new home, you’ll need to take care of just a little more paperwork.
The mobility period lasts a maximum of 12 months. A participant (that’s you!) is eligible in total for a maximum of two periods—so take your time, and explore!
Interested in finding out more about the Italian Working Holiday Visa? Get in touch for updates on our future services in Italy.