Australia is a land full of adventurous activities, beautiful sceneries, some gorgeous beaches and much more. Its an ideal place for vacationing but considering the expenses all this seems to be tough to accomplish. Don’t get upset, Australian immigration has come up with this dual visa category wherein you can earn and have fun. Yes work and vacation together.
The Australian Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) is for people aged between 18 – 30 years who want to travel to Australia and work to support their finances. This visa is granted for 12 months. You may exit and re-enter Australia often. It allows you to work in any occupation of your choice.
To process this visa express service takes 48 hours however normal processing time is 2 weeks. In some cases application is referred to Australia immigration office for further processing which may take up to 4 weeks.
This visa helps in encouraging cultural ties between Australia and other countries.If you wish to extend this visa you need to work for minimum 3 months in regional areas of Australia. Australia working holiday visa holders work in various industries like mining, farming, fishing etc. They are termed as specific workers. This should not be confused with Australian skilled migration visa.
There are some basic Australia visa requirements for this category. Those are:
- Must be aged between 18-30 years
- A valid passport with 6 months validity
- Must be financially sound when you enter Australia
Nationals of USA are not eligible to apply for this visa. They should apply for Australia work and holiday visa, subclass 462.
We provide services for other class of visas as well like Australian spouse visa, Australian visit visa etc. Be cautious always while filing in Australian visa application to avoid any unwanted situations.