The Australian Government offers a limited number of Work and Holiday visas to young people of different nationalities who wish to live and work in Australia for some time.
Not everyone can access this type of visa, as they must meet a series of requirements, which include, coming from one of the countries that have a bilateral collaboration agreement with Australia. The objective of obtaining this visa is to promote and strengthen cultural exchange between countries.
These are the benefits that the Work and Holiday visa offers you:
Within the Working Holiday Maker program, there are two types of visas to which you can apply depending on your country of residence.
A letter of Support from the Government of your country is necessary to apply for the Work and Holiday since it confirms that you meet the requirements to access the visa.
Generally, this letter is issued by the Immigration Secretariat and is mandatory for all applicants except those of these nationalities: Argentina, China, Singapore and the United States.
To request the Approval Letter, you must present the following documents/visa subclass (462) in original and a simple photocopy:
This letter is a necessary condition, but it does not guarantee that you will be able to obtain the visa, as it depends on the Australian authorities.
If you are interested in applying for this visa, you must fill out a form stating:
After meeting all the requirements to apply for the Work and Holiday, the visa application is submitted to the Department of Home Affairs (“DOHA”), along with the supporting documents.
In addition to documentation, you must also have sufficient funds to support yourself during the initial stages of your vacation. Besides, you must meet certain health requirements, such as showing evidence of contracting your health insurance in Australia.
You can enter Australia as soon as the visa is granted. Then you can work anywhere in Australia. If you want to study, you can only do it for a maximum of four months.
While being in Australia you will not be able to apply for another visa, so if you want to reapply for the work and Holiday for the second time, you must do so from your country of origin, and you have a maximum period of 5 years to apply again.
The time it takes for DOHA to process your application depends on their processing time service standards, and may also vary due to many other factors, including the complexity of your case, perceived risk factors, and processing priorities.
At Visado, we want you to fulfil your dream of migrating to Australia, that is why we will advise you regarding the application of your visa. This way you will have the security that your immigration process will be carried out in the best possible way.
It has definitely been the best experience of my life. During the year I was in Australia, I was able to meet unique people, taste incredible food and best of all, see exceptional places. I had the opportunity to work and in this way earn income and save. Thanks to Visado, I was able to make my dream of travelling to Australia come true.
My goal in Australia was to have a cultural exchange since I am excited to generate new ties with different people. With the advice from Visado, I was able to apply for a Work and Holiday, with which I could work full time and study an English course for 3 months. It has truly been a unique experience that I plan to repeat soon with the help of Visado.
What better experience than being able to work and live a vacation in Australia for a while. I thank Visado who helped me with the preparation of my application to the Work and Holiday, with which I could live unique moments in this country. I plan to apply again to this visa so that I can continue to know more about Australia. Thank you very much, Visado!