Australia Work and Holiday Visa

Australia Work and Holiday Visa

Australia’s Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462) is a type of visa that allows young adults to holiday in Australia and work short-term at the same time. This programme is designed to encourage cultural exchange and enable participants to gain a broad experience of the country. This visa allows for a 12-month stay in Australia, during which holders can work. This visa category is aimed at university students and/or graduates aged 18-30 (up to 30) and young people seeking work experience. Family members such as spouses and children are not eligible for inclusion under this visa category. This visa allows young people to experience a different culture, gain international work experience, and broaden their worldview while contributing to Australia’s tourism and labour markets.

 Things You Should Know About Australia
 Things You Should Know About Australia

What you need to know

  • Previous participation in this programme is optional.
  • English proficiency requires a minimum of 4.5 in IELTS or meet specific educational criteria. PTE Overall: 30 is required.
  • TOEFL has yet to be accepted as of 25 July 2023.
  • The visa application must be made outside of Australia.
  • Entry to Australia can be made within 12 months after the visa is approved.
  • The Embassy may require health checks and insurance. BUPA currently offers the best price for 1 year of insurance, approximately AUD 800
  • You can work in Australia in any job and position, but you can work with the same employer for a maximum of 6 months.
  • You can study for up to 4 months.
  • You can also take a holiday for the rest of the time.

Application Phase

The process of applying for Australia’s Work and Holiday visa is two stages. The first stage is the submission of the “Government Support Letter”, which is the government’s support document, to applicants registered upon completing the relevant application.

An average of 100 people are granted this visa each year, and the visa’s basic application process can only be completed with a government support letter.

The second stage is the visa application stage. Only applicants who have been issued a Letter of State Support can proceed to the visa application stage, which the Australian Embassy will issue.

The government support letter can be obtained from different units depending on whether the applicant is a student or a graduate. Graduates should apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and applicants with student status should apply to YÖK.

Application Process and Requirements:

  • The visa application fee is AUD 645.
  • If the application does not meet the quota, the fee is waived.
  • Applications are usually only open for 15 days. Applications can only be made on these dates.
  • Applicants must have at least AUD 7,000 in their bank account to cover the cost of living, and a round-trip flight
  • ticket (buying a flight ticket before the application) is not compulsory.
  • You may need to contact your counsellor for biometric processing and document translations.
  • Documents that must be certified by a notary public: Identity card, ID page of the passport, Bachelor's / Master's diploma and transcript, IELTS test result (original is preferred)

Post Application Process

Since the government support letter procedures have included a security investigation phase for the last eight years, the evaluation processes can take 4 to 5 months.

All of this information is designed to guide you in making your application, and you must follow these instructions to complete your application successfully.

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