Working Holiday visa Australia 2020 – Questions and Answers (Part 1)

What is a Working Holiday visa in Australia?

This is a great visa option. As the name suggests, a Working holiday visa AU is a visa that allows the holder to both work and also holiday in Australia. You can work as much as you like on this visa but you can usually only work for 1 employer for a maximum of 6 months. The visa is valid for 1 year but you can apply for a 2nd and even a 3rd visa to potentially extend you stay to 3 years. 

What countries can get a Working Holiday visa for Australia?

Citizens of the following countries can apply for an Australian Working Holiday visa 2020:  Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of P.R. China (including British National Overseas passport holders), Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan (other than an official or diplomatic passport),The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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How much is a work holiday visa for Australia?

The current Government Visa Application Fee for a Working Holiday visa is $485AUD (at January 2020). They may also be other associated fees like for example, for obtaining or translating documents, etc…

What is the difference between 417 and 462 visa?

A Subclass 417 visa is a Working Holiday visa, whereas a Subclass 462 visa is a Work and Holiday visa. The main differences between the 2 visas are:

The countries of citizenship that are eligible for each visa. The eligible countries for the 417 are mentioned above, whereas the eligible countries for the 462 are: Argentina, Austria, Chile, P. R. China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, United States of America, Vietnam.

There are certain minimum education requirements for the 462, whereas for the 417 there are not.

For the 462, applicants from many countries require a letter of support from their Government, whereas for the 417 this is not required.

A 462 visa applicant has to prove a certain minimum level of English proficiency, whereas this is not required for the 417 visa application.

How much money do you need to go to Australia on a Working Holiday visa?

How much money do you need to go to Australia on a Working Holiday visa?

You need to show that you have enough money to be able to support yourself while you are in Australia, and to leave Australia at the end of your time here. The amount usually required is about $5,000AUD for your initial stay, plus the airfare to where you are going after leaving Australia. Salaries and rates of pay in Australia, including the minimum wage, are higher than many other countries, which is a real positive to take advantage of with this visa.  

How long does a Working Holiday visa take for Australia?

How long does a Working Holiday visa take for Australia?

After your application has been prepared and submitted, the processing time can be anywhere from only a few days to 4-5 weeks. Times can vary according to where your application is being processed, how busy the processing office or Embassy is at the time, and if there is anything in the application that needs special attention or further information both of which can cause a delay.  

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Can you get a 2nd and 3rd working holiday visa for Australia?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements for the 2nd Working Holiday visa and the 3rd Holiday visa you can be granted these, and therefor extend your stay in Australia to 2 or 3 years. For more information about these visas contact us.

What is the maximum age for a Working Visa for Australia?

You must be 18 to 30 years of age when you apply for this visa. However, if you are from Canada, the Republic of Ireland or France you are allowed to be up to 35 years of age at the time of your application. If you are the 30 when you apply but turn 31 before you are granted the visa you can still be granted the visa, and the same applies to citizens of Canada, the Republic of Ireland or France, who can be 35 but turn 36 before a decision is made.

How Australian Visa Advice (AVA) can help:

For more information about the Australian Working Holiday visa 2020 you can contact us -our team at Australian Visa Advice (AVA) can both advise you on and prepare your Working Holiday visa application. We have a 100% success rate, and many of our applications are granted in under the normal processing times. We have helped people from many countries obtain a Working Holiday visa AU –so contact us today!

Written by Luke Gorham ©2020
Registered Migration Agent
Owner
Australian Visa Advice
www.australianvisaadvice.com

Email AVA
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FAQ

How much does it cost to get working holiday visa Australia?

The current Government Visa Application Fee for a Working Holiday visa is $485AUD (at January 2020). They may also be other associated fees like for example, for obtaining or translating documents, etc…

How I can apply for a working holiday visa for Australia?

If you are 18 to 30 years of age then you can apply for this visa. For the Australian Working Holiday visa 2020 you can contact us -our team at Australian Visa Advice (AVA) can both advise you on and prepare your Working Holiday visa application.

How long you can work with Subclass 417 visa Australia?

You can work full-time, part-time, casual, paid or voluntary work on a Subclass 417 visa? With 417 visa you can stay 12 months in Australia.


2 Comments

  1. Adungba Taiwo says:

    I will like to apply for Australia working visa

    • Luke says:

      Hi Adungba, we do not assist with work visas – only Working Holiday and Work and Holiday visas. Please check our web pages dedicated to those visas to see if you have an eligible passport, etc…

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