By: Elaine Hou and Frances Huang
Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) A reciprocal working holiday program between Taiwan and
Austria has been expanded to include more working holiday visas of longer duration, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
In a statement, the ministry said that from this year Taiwan will issue 75 working holiday visas each year to Austrians ages 18-30, up from 50, while Austria will reciprocate.
In November 2014, Taipei and Vienna signed an agreement to launch a reciprocal working holiday visa program with 50 visas issued by each country annually, each being valid for six months.
In October 2017, the countries revised the agreement, increasing the number of visas, while extending the validity of each visa to 12 months, MOFA said. [FULL STORY]