A working holiday in South America

A number of South America countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) have reciprocal working holiday and or work and travel visas available.

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The following countries have reciprocal working holiday visas available:

Argentina

Visa: Working Holiday
Available to citizens of: Australia, Denmark, France, Ireland and New Zealand
Length of stay: 12 months
Aged: 18-30 years inclusive
Contact: your nearest Embassy of Argentina for more details and to apply
Types of work for working holiday makers: Teaching English, working in the ski resorts, volunteering.

Brazil

Visa: Working Holiday
Available to citizens of: France, Germany, South Korea and New Zealand
Length of stay: 12 months
Aged: 18-30 years inclusive
Contact: your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Brazil for more details and to apply
Types of work for working holiday makers: Teaching English, working in the ski resorts, volunteering.

Chile

Visa: Working Holiday
Available to citizens of: Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, South Korea, New Zealand and Sweden
Length of stay: 12 months
Aged: 18-30 years inclusive (or 35 years in the case of Canada and Hungary)
Contact: your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Chile for more details and to apply
Types of work for working holiday makers: Teaching English, working in the ski resorts, volunteering.

Also citizens of Colombia, Mexico and Peru can apply to the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Peru) for a work and holiday visa in Chile.

Columbia

Visa: Work and Holiday
Available to citizens of: France
Length of stay: 12 months
Aged: 18-30 years inclusive
Contact: your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Columbia for more details and to apply
Types of work for working holiday makers: Teaching English, working in the ski resorts, volunteering.

Citizens of Chile, Mexico and Peru can apply to the Pacific Alliance  (Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Peru) for a work and holiday visa in Columbia.

Costa Rica

Visa: Working Holiday
Available to citizens of: Canada
Length of stay: 12 months
Aged: 18-35 years inclusive
Contact: your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Costa Rica for more details and to apply
Types of work for working holiday makers: Teaching English, working in the ski resorts, volunteering.

Mexico

Visa: Working Holiday
Available to citizens of: Canada, France, Germany, South Korea and New Zealand
Length of stay: 12 months
Aged: 18-29 years inclusive
Contact: your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Mexico for more details and to apply
Types of work for working holiday makers: Teaching English, working in the ski resorts, volunteering.

Citizens of Chile, Colombia, Peru are eligible for the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Peru) working holiday visa in Mexico.

Peru

Visa: Working Holiday
Available to citizens of: New Zealand
Length of stay: 12 months
Aged: 18-30 years inclusive
Contact: your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Peru for more details and to apply
Types of work for working holiday makers: Teaching English, working in the ski resorts, volunteering.

Citizens of Chile, Colombia, Mexico are eligible for the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Peru) working holiday visa in Peru.

Uruguay

Visa: Working Holiday
Available to citizens of: Australia, France and New Zealand
Length of stay: 12 months
Aged: 18-30 years inclusive
Contact: your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Uruguay for more details and to apply
Types of work for working holiday makers: Teaching English, working in the ski resorts, volunteering.

Types of work

Many travellers to South America find work Teaching English. Get a copy of our ebook Teaching English Overseas for more details on how you can join them. Other work travellers find is in hospitality in the ski areas, child care and in coffee shops and restaurants. Asking at your accommodation is also an option.

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