What is a Working Holiday Visa?

If you are planning to immerse yourself in another culture for a long term travel, you might consider obtaining a working holiday visa so that you can work and travel. It allows you to travel in the destination country for a period of one or two years. It is not for those looking for permanent relocation.

The working holiday Visa for Australia is for those whose main focus is travel along with temporary work.

There are 2 kinds of Working Holiday Maker Visas:

  • Working Holiday Visa(subclass 417)
  • Work and Holiday Visa(subclass 462)

The Visa you should apply for depends on your country of residence. You can leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid.

The Visas come from Australian international agreements with some specific countries. The main purpose is to encourage tourism and cultural exchange.

Working Holiday Visa Restrictions

  • Age: You can apply only between 18 and 30 years
  • Duration: A one year Visa
  • Jobs: It allows you to work full time
  • Study: It allows you to study to a maximum of 17 weeks
  • Health Insurance: Free coverage for first 6 months

Australia’s largest and the most beautiful country, Sydney is incredibly popular with people. Sydney Working Holiday Visa will give you a chance to relax, explore and be yourselves. Its affordable cost of living makes it a popular place for study whilst you work. The other options not to be missed for a Working Visa are in Melbourne and Brisbane.

The process is not very difficult. You have to fill the forms and send along some supplementary documentation, a valid passport and a bank statement showing that you have enough funds to support yourselves until you find some work. For other details on the application, visit the immigration website of the destination country.

With the Visa, you will gain a much deeper understanding of the local culture and what it is to live like in the country as a local.

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