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Work & Holiday Visa

417 (Working Holiday) Visa

The 417 (Working Holiday) visa is designed to provide certain tourists, aged 18 to 30 (inclusive), and citizens of Canada, France, and Ireland, aged 18 to 35 (inclusive), with an opportunity to travel for an extended period while engaging in temporary employment to support their finances. This visa allows for multiple entries and departures from Australia within its 12-month validity period. 

Generally, visa holders are permitted to work for a single employer for a maximum of six months and pursue studies for up to four months. However, for specific designated job types and geographical areas, employment for up to 12 months may be allowed. Additionally, individuals who complete three months of specified work in regional Australia while holding their first Working Holiday visa may be eligible for a second Working Holiday visa.

Features:

  • Temporary Work: The visa allows individuals to engage in short-term work in Australia to supplement their holiday expenses.
  • Study Opportunities: Visa holders can pursue studies for up to four months during their stay.
  • Travel Flexibility: Multiple entries and exits from Australia are permitted throughout the visa’s validity period.
  • Second Working Holiday Visa: By completing three months of specified work, individuals become eligible to apply for a second Working Holiday visa.

462 (Work and Holiday) Visa

The 462 (Work and Holiday) visa is a temporary visa that grants young individuals the opportunity to travel, work, and holiday in Australia for up to one year. This visa aims to facilitate cultural exchange and strengthen ties between Australia and the country of visa origin. Typically, individuals can work for a single employer for a period of six months. It is important to note that this visa allows for a maximum of six months of employment with one company in Australia.

Features:

  • Short-term Work: Individuals can engage in short-term work to support their holiday expenses.
  • Study Opportunities: Visa holders are permitted to study for up to four months during their stay.
  • Travel Flexibility: Multiple entries and exits from Australia are allowed throughout the visa’s validity period.
  • Second Work and Holiday Visa: By completing three months of specified subclass 462 work, individuals become eligible to apply for a second Work and Holiday visa.

  Eligibility:

  • Having a passport from an eligible country,
  • Being within the designated age range, applying from outside Australia
  • Not being accompanied by dependent children,
  • Not having previously entered Australia on a subclass 462 or 417 visa (applicable for the 462 visa).

It is important to review the specific eligibility requirements for each visa subclass.

The duration of both visas allows for entry into Australia within 12 months from the date of visa issuance, with no possibility for extension or deferral. The visa holders can stay in Australia for up to 12 months starting from their initial entry date. Multiple entries and exits are permitted during the visa validity period.
Notably, any time spent outside Australia after the 12-month stay on the visa begins does not extend its duration. If the visa does not have a “no further stay” condition, individuals may be able to apply for a different visa to extend their stay, and they are advised to consult with the nearest immigration office in Australia to explore their options.

For more detailed information about the 462 (Work and Holiday) visa or assistance with the application process, we recommend contacting our team of experts.

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