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Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462

Subclass 462 visa in Australia is generally coined as a Work and Holiday Visa. This visa category is structured for those eligible young adults (18-30 years old) who wish to have an extended holiday and would like to work while traveling. The subclass 462 work and holiday visa and subclass 417 working holiday visa are designed for the young tourists of selected countries under the holiday program visa. This visa is further categorized as:
First Work and Holiday Visa – This visa allows certain eligible tourists (18-30 years old) to have an extended holiday while supplementing their funds by undertaking short-term work in the country.
Second Work and Holiday Visa – This visa allows certain eligible tourists (18-30 years old) who have held or currently hold a work and holiday visa (subclass 462) to have a second work and holiday visa.
Third Work and Holiday Visa – This visa allows certain eligible tourists (18-30 years old) who have held or currently hold a second work and holiday visa (subclass 462) to have a third work and holiday visa.

Why apply for a Subclass 462 Visa

Subclass 462 visa is a temporary permit to the Country. Usually valid for up to one year. This visa allows it holders to:

  • Stay in the country for up to a year.
  • Work in the country while their visa is valid (up to six months with one employer).
  • Study for up to four months.
  • Travel multiple times to and from the country while the visa is valid.
  • Apply for a second work and holiday visa (for first work and holiday visa holders)
  • Apply for a third work and holiday visa (for second work and holiday visa holders)

However, the visa conditions need to be followed by the holder all the time. For specific or general queries on eligibility conditions, visa requirements, and processing, contact our 462 visa consultants or immigration agents.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a Work and Holiday Visa 462

To be eligible to apply for a subclass 462 visa, the applicant must meet the Department’s required eligibility conditions:

  • The applicant must be a holder of an eligible passport of the following countries:
    • Argentina
    • Austria
    • Chile
    • China, People’s Republic of
    • Czech Republic
    • Ecuador
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Indonesia
    • Israel
    • Luxembourg
    • Malaysia
    • Peru
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • San Marino
    • Singapore
    • Slovak Republic
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • Uruguay
    • United States of America
    • Vietnam
  • The applicant must be of the eligible age –18 to 30 years old (inclusive of both the ages).
  • The applicant must not be accompanied by any dependent children.
  • The applicant must not have previously entered the country on a subclass 417 or subclass 462 visa (for first work and holiday visa).
  • The applicant must have completed at least three months of specified work in regional Australia on their first work and holiday visa to qualify for second work and holiday visa.
  • The applicant must have completed at least six months of specified work in regional Australia on their second work and holiday visa to qualify for third work and holiday visa.
  • The applicant must have enough funds to support their stay for the initial part of their holidays.
  • The applicant must meet all the health and character requirements of the visa category.
  • The applicant must apply for this visa from outside the country.
  • The applicant (if aged above 18) must confirm and sign the Australian Values Statement to ensure that they abide by the Australian laws and respect the Australian way of living.
  • It must be ensured that any outstanding debt (if any) owed by the applicant or his family towards the Government of Australia has been repaid, and if not, adequate arrangements have been made to pay back the same.
  • The applicant must not have had any Australian visa canceled, or previous application refused.
  • For second and third work and holiday visa, the specified work refers to the full time paid work in any of the following industries-
    • Plant and Animal Cultivation
    • Tree Farming
    • Fishing
    • Pearling
    • Construction
    • Mining

The applicant must also meet certain other requirements based on their country of origin, like-
completion of a certain level of education.

  • Competence in English language (IELTS- overall band score 4.5 at least or Functional English.)
  • Home Government Support. ( A letter of support from the home Government is required if the passport holder belongs to a specified list of countries.)

Further, the visa application form processing in Australia is complex and needs professional help. We suggest you book an appointment with our 462 visa consultants/ immigration agents to secure a favorable migration processing. Health and travel insurance is recommended to limit any unforeseen expenses. Sometimes, the Department may also ask for health and/ or travel insurance for the visa form processing.

The shared information is exclusive but not exhaustive, and the applicants are advised to take the help of qualified migration agents to go through the complete eligibility requirements before applying. For more information on visa conditions and processing, please contact our immigration consultants to assist you through the entire process.

How to Apply for a Subclass 462 Visa

Before applying for the subclass 462 visa application, the applicant must ensure that they hold a valid passport; The next step lies in the gathering of the relevant evidence. The evidence should be complementary to the facts of the application for the individual visa requirements. Get in touch with our visa consultants/ immigration agents for more details on eligibility conditions and visa requirements, and processing.
The duly filled and complete visa application should be filed with the Department along with the requisite fees. The current application fee for the subclass 462 form is AUD 485.

After filing the visa application form successfully, the Department informs the applicant of their decision on the registered mail of the applicants. Talk to our 462 visa consultant or immigration agents to accurately file the application forms and quick processing. Our specialized visa consultants/ immigration agents are trained to counsel the client based on their eligibility and migration conditions and then provide all the assistance required to ensure favorable visa processing.
A subclass 462 visa may be subjected to a “no further stay” condition, which means that the holder of such visa may not be able to apply for any other further visa while they are in-country.

Processing Time for Work and Holiday Visa 462

The standard processing time for a subclass 462 visa application form is:
40-50 days — for 75% of applications (approx.) (for first and second work and holiday visa).
80-86 days — for 90% of applications (approx.) (for first and second work and holiday visa).
Processing time for third work and holiday visa is not fixed and changes based on the applicant’s profile and migration requirements.
Generally, the verification procedure for a temporary visa is less thorough than a permanent visa category.

Contact Us

Our visa consultant/immigration agents understand your preferences, eligibility conditions, and requirements and are ready to offer you successful migration prospects. Our migration agents/ visa consultants are easily contactable to help you with your visa processing. To book an appointment with our 462 visa agents or immigration consultants, contact us or dial us at 1300 92 33 22.

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