Recently I noticed the term Working Holiday Visa on several questions here.

What is exactly a Working Holiday Visa? How does it differ from a Work Visa or Temporary Worker Visa?

Now I am sure these things vary by country but I am asking for a general definition, just like a visa is something that differs by country yet I know what it means.

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    Confusingly, Australia has both a “Working Holiday Visa” and a “Work and Holiday Visa”.
    – Golden Cuy
    Nov 1, 2017 at 0:57

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From Working holiday visa:

A working holiday visa is a residence permit allowing travellers to undertake employment (and sometimes study) in the country issuing the visa to supplement their travel funds. For many young people, holding a working holiday visa enables them to experience living in a foreign country without undergoing the usual costly expenses of finding work sponsorship in advance or going on expensive university exchange programmes.

As you might imagine, there is a wide variety of rules and conditions for these, depending on the country in question. In general, a working holiday visa is valid for a longer period of time than a regular tourism visa, and is generally only available for young people (typically under 35 or younger).

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