Work and travel program allows young adults travelling and working abroad. For the trip, a special Working Holiday is issued visum(WHV), which is valid for up to twelve months. A so-called “work and travel” in a foreign country requires mandatory some preparations. First of all, for example, all important and existing insurance personal nature should be checked on their respective area of application. Not every insurance policy has a world-wide reputation. A good insurance is important and unfortunately sometimes overlooked points. This can, particularly abroad, as a very adverse turn out and cause to considerable costs.
The usually existing in Germany insurance is stays of relevance only for the “work and travel”, when the intended destination is also within the defined scope. The health insurance is of great importance. Accident and liability insurance, as well as other forms of insurance supplementary protection mean. Labour parameters it applies also to knock off. Not every country allows a visitor to the recording of a work.
There are such conditions, such as work permits, work visa and, where appropriate, additional factors. The respective countries sometimes distinguish independent and non-independent work. Competent, the visa departments of the respective embassies of the target country can give information on the one hand, but also selected agencies for jobs abroad. The attached checklist can for your preparations, depending on demand, yet individual points are expanded. Makes no claim to completeness, you should rather assist in stages of planning and give food for thought. Are the facts & figures of labour input for the proposed “work and travel” stay transparent and fully find your consent? Are insured to a desired extent and has a validity to the geographical region of the target this insurance? Is the validity period of which comprehensively the entire stay up for the journey home? Your target country has an agreement with the Federal Republic of Germany concerning “Work and Travel” stays? Is there work? Need visatechnischer kinds of documents and have them? Taken with electronic device for communication or entertainment operated in Germany by means of standardised Euro connector and AC 220 volts and 50 Hertz. Is the power supply and the plug system in the destination country compatible? If no, have you for sufficient amounts of adapter plugs provided and may be procured a voltage converter? Is your intended accommodation for “Work and Travel” travellers prepared? What will be the use? Which modalities are expected on the part of the accommodation provider? Is your private wardrobe put together according to the climatic conditions at the destination? Your luggage is usually on a weight and limited, you have equipped volume during the flight with appropriate pieces of baggage and their capacity with your Skip personal needs? Apply a list for emergencies with the associated phone numbers please. The phone number of the German Embassy in the country of destination with one of them. Longer-term “work and travel” is registering as so-called Auslandsdeutscher at the Embassy stays free of charge and compulsory. This can be useful when certain utilizations of assistance or evacuations in case of emergency.