New exchange programme with Hong Kong
Participants from Hong Kong can attend a short course in the Netherlands while working for a single employer for 12 weeks without needing a permit. Afterwards, they can hold a new job for an additional 12 weeks, continuing for up to a year. Dutch citizens wanting to go to Asia may apply at the Chinese Consulate General or embassy in the Netherlands, or the Immigration Service in Hong Kong. The programme is in place for two years.
Learn more about the Working Holiday scheme.