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Australia has become a popular destination among people from different parts of the world. It is one of the most sought after countries in the world for people who wish to earn while enjoying their holiday. It has a stable economy and plenty of job opportunities in multiple sectors to offer. It has now become a choice destination for people who look for environmental and social harmony with an added advantage of an attractive lifestyle. Hold a valid passport from a country or region participation in Australia’s working holiday making program and you are aged between 18-30 (35 in certain cases). You may be eligible to apply for a one-year working holiday visa in the country. This visa allows you to stay in the country and involve in casual short- term work to earn enough money to continue your holiday in the country while your visa is valid.

Pristine beaches, wide roads, and stunning coastlines make Australia a favourite destination for a holiday. If you are considering to work to sponsor your holiday, Australia has options for you too. Foreign workers in Australia; enjoy the same legal rights and same workplace rules as other local employees. The standard of living and employee wages too are high by international standards. The visa granting authority in the country is the Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs.

Subclass 417 Visa-Working Holiday visa- Subclass 417 is structured for those eligible young adults who wish to have an extended holiday and work in the country to fund it. Both subclass 462 work and holiday visa and subclass 417 working holiday visas are designed for the young tourists of selected countries under the holiday program visas. This visa is further categorised as

First Working Holiday visa – This visa allows eligible individual tourists of 18-30 years of age group (inclusive) and French, Canadian, and Irish citizens who are 18- to 35-year-old (inclusive) to have an extended holiday while supplementing their fund by short- term work in the country.

Second Working Holiday visa- This visa allows eligible individual tourists of 18-30 years of age (inclusive) and French, Canadian, and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive), who have held or currently hold a working holiday visa (subclass 417) to have a second working holiday visa.

Third Working Holiday visa- This visa allows individual eligible tourists of 18-30 years of age (inclusive) and French, Canadian, and Irish citizens who are 18 to 35 years old (inclusive), who have held or currently hold a second working holiday visa (subclass 417) to have a third working holiday visa.

Subclass 417 is especially for the passport holders of the following Nations-

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong (Including British National Overseas passport holders)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

The holders of a working holiday visa can also undertake an education program and study in the country for up to four months. The visa also allows its holders to move in and out of the country till the visa is valid.

It is also suggested to opt for health and travel insurance to limit the unforeseen expenses. Sometimes, the Department may again ask for health and/ or travel insurance for the visa form processing. There are certain countries that hold a reciprocal health agreement with Australia. If you are a national of one such country, you need no insurance cover.

Before applying for the subclass 417 visa applications, the applicant must ensure that they hold a valid passport; if not, it is advisable to get a fresh passport before applying for the visa application form.
The usual processing time for a working holiday visa ranges from one-four months. However, the processing time for a third working holiday visa may be a little higher or lower based on the volume of visa application forms. Generally, the verification procedure for a temporary visa is less thorough than a permanent visa category. The Department may ask for extra information from both the applicants and the external agencies (if any)

To limit the processing time, it is advisable to take the following steps-

  • Fill in the visa application form accurately and completely
  • Attach all the documents (as per the visa requirements) with the visa application form.
  • Provide additional information to the Department without any delay.

This visa subclass is designed to provide an opportunity for a year to the young individuals, to help them earn for themselves and enjoy recreational time in the beautiful country too. The cost of a visa changes from time to time. The cost of a visa is dependent on the date it is filed with the Department. If there is a price increase between the date the visa application form was lodged and the date the immigration department receives the application, you will need to pay the new application charge.

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E-Help offers a wide range of visa and immigration services for aspiring immigrants. Our visa consultant/immigration agents understand your preferences, eligibility, and requirements to offer you successful migration prospects. Our migration agents/ visa consultants are easily reachable to help you with your visa processing. To book an appointment with our visa agents or immigration consultants, contact us or dial us at 1300 92 33 22.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Australia, talk to E-Help, one of Australia’s best immigration & visa consultant agencies.

Our migration agency, E-Help, in Brisbane, can support you throughout your application process and work to help you achieve your dream of living in Australia. Avoid the complex process of having to reapply by contacting our expert visa consultants/ immigration agents. Contact us now.

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