Are you between 18 and 31 with no dependents? Want to experience life in Australia for a year – and have the opportunity to earn money while you holiday?
You might qualify for an Australian “Working Holiday” visa, or a “Work and Holiday” visa. If you spend a certain amount of time working in a regional or rural area of Australia, in some cases you may qualify to stay for an extra year.
On this type of visa, you are not allowed to work for one employer for longer than six months; however, there is no impediment to you undertaking unskilled or semi-skilled work. Fruit picking, for example, is popular among Working Holiday visa Australia holders.
Depending on your country of origin, there might also be other visa options which allow you to holiday and work in Australia.
Requirements for a Working Holiday Visa
There is a small window of opportunity for those who wish to take advantage of the working holiday visa Australia offers. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 31. They must also have no dependent children and have a passport from a country that is on the eligible list. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months. Other working holiday visa requirements include:
- You must be outside of Australia when applying the first time
- You must have around $5,000 to support yourself and pay to depart
- You must meet all the health requirements outlined by the government
- You must obtain medical insurance for the duration of your stay
How do I Apply for the Visa ?
Anyone who plans to apply for any visa should research requirements, time estimates, and limitations. The best way to increase your chances of approval is to work with a migration expert. Emergico offers support that includes consultations and full visa services.
We can provide guidance and advice to determine if the working holiday visa Australia offers is a good fit for you. Call us today to complete the free online visa assessment or chat with a visa specialist.