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Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417

Subclass 417 visa in Australia is more popularly known as a Working Holiday Visa. This visa category 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 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.

Why apply for a Subclass 417 Visa

Subclass 417 visa is a temporary permit to the Country. Usually valid for up to one year. This visa allows its holders to-

  • Stay in the country for up to a year.
  • Work in the country while their visa is valid.
  • Can apply for a second working holiday visa (for first functional holiday visa holders).
  • Can apply for a third working holiday visa (for second functional holiday visa holders).

To know more about the Working Holiday visa provisions or for your specific or general queries on eligibility conditions, visa requirements, and processing, contact our 417 visa consultants or immigration agents.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a Working Holiday Visa 417

To be eligible to apply for a subclass 417 visa, the applicant must meet the Department’s required eligibility conditions.

  • The applicant must be a holder of an eligible passport of any of the following countries–
    • 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 applicant must be of the eligible age –
    • Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive).
    • 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) for all other eligible countries.
  • The dependent children must not accompany the applicant.
  • The applicant must not have previously entered the country on a subclass 417 or subclass 462 visa. (for first working holiday visa)
  • The applicant must have completed at least three months of specified work in regional Australia on their first working holiday visa. (for second working holiday visa).
  • The applicant must have completed at least six months of specified work in regional Australia on their second working holiday visa. (for third working holiday visa).
  • The applicant must also 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 agree to abide by and respect Australian laws.

For the second and third working holiday visa, the specified work refers to the full time paid employment in any of the following industries-

  • Plant and animal cultivation
  • Tree farming.
  • Fishing
  • Pearling
  • Construction and
  • Mining

The applicant must not have a history of any rejected visa as it can reduce the chances of getting a positive visa decision. Further, the visa application form processing in Australia is complex and needs professional help. We suggest you book an appointment with our 417 visa consultants/ immigration agents to secure a favourable migration processing.

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.

How to Apply for a Subclass 417 Visa

Before applying for the subclass 417 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 417 form is AUD 485/.

After filing the visa application form successfully, the Department informs the applicant of their decision on the applicants’ registered mail. Talk to our 417 visa consultant or immigration agents to accurately file the application forms and quick processing. Our specialised 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 favourable visa processing.

Processing Time for Working Holiday Visa 417

The standard processing time for a subclass 417 visa application form is-
Forty days – for 75% of applications (approx.). (For first and second working holiday visa.)
Three months – for 90% of applications (approx.). (For first and second working holiday visa.)
Processing time for a third working 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 417 visa agents or immigration consultants, contact us or dial us at 1300 92 33 22.

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