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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, I am currently on a working Holiday Visa and will be applying for a de facto partner Visa within the next month. Not too worried about the actual application, we have been living together for about 7 years and have lot gathered a lot of proof for the application, its just a matter of...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Just curious, Once you are in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa, are you allowed to apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa or Partner Visa (onshore)? In the detail section I'm sure ive seen that no further visas can be given but have seen other comments in forums saying that people have...
  3. International Travel
    The age limit for young people from Ireland and Canada who want to spend a year working and travelling in Australia has been increased to 35 years, it has been announced. Previously those wishing to benefit from the Working Holiday visa programme had to be aged 30 years or under. (By...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hello! So i am on a Work and Holiday visa right now (462) and I am currently doing my farm work to extend my visa which expires in October. I plan on leaving australia before my visa expires and heading to mexico for a two week holiday with my mum. While there I plan on applying for a tourist...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi all! I have applied for my Second Year Working Holiday visa as following: Applied: 14 Oct 2017 More information sent: 14 Dec 2017 Since then, no news. The only change is that my Visa Status got updated to 'Further Assessment' a couple of weeks ago. I called yesterday and they said they...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hello, and thank you for reading! Situation: I applied for a Working Holiday (subclass 417) VISA. I put "yes" for traveling to foreign countries (other than Australia) consecutively for 3 months. In the remarks section, it was actually 85 days after looking at my passport. After submitting my...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Hey everyone, I'm from the UK, and am getting near the end of my 1st Working Holiday Visa. After completing my specified rural work I applied for my extension. To give you an idea of timescales: End of Oct, applied for 2nd year End of Nov, I was asked to provide evidence. End of Dec, I sent...
  8. International Travel
    A global campaign has been launched to attract more young people to consider a working holiday in Australia. In particular the nation is keen to attract more working holiday makers from the United States, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. The campaign from Tourism Australia comes at a time when numbers...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, just a couple of quick questions (asking on behalf of a Japanese university student staying with me here in Australia on a working holiday holiday visa - we have been unable to find definitive answers in our searching online and I've not ever looked into the Australian WHV before)...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I am a Belgian girl currently on a Working Holiday Visa in Australia. After months of information gathering, my Australian partner and I are finally ready to submit our application for the 820 Partner Visa. However, I have a question regarding when the Bridging Visa A will be...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I've been looking on the internet for people who are in the same or similar situation as me and I haven't come across anything, so I hope this helps people in the future searching for peoples stories like mine. I was refused a 2nd year holiday visa recently after working on one of...
  12. Visas and immigration
    I'd like to ask for some opinions and advice on behalf of a friend who doesn't speak English and is currently trying to compete the 88 days of specified work in order to renew their working holiday visa. They are working five days a week picking and packing on a farm, with shifts ranging from 8...
  13. Visas and immigration
    A little over 2 years ago, I(American) visited Australia for a few months on a Work and Holiday Visa 462. Unfortunately, I couldn't stay as long as I wanted and did not get a chance to work over there. I now have an opportunity to go back and work at a hotel. Will I have any issue getting...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I'm due to get married to my partner who is an Australian permanent resident (We both live in the UK) in September this year. We were thinking of going to Australia after the wedding, with me on a Working Holiday Visa, and then lodging an onshore spouse visa application as soon...
  15. International Travel
    A plan to introduce a higher rate of tax for young people in Australian with working holiday visas has been postponed until at least January 2017. Backpackers who work during their holiday in the country currently pay no tax on income up to $18,000 but the government had planned to introduce a...
  16. International Travel
    A new tax that would require backpackers from overseas to pay tax of up to 32.5 cents for every dollar earned is still likely to be introduced in Australia. Plans for the tax, which has been widely condemned, were announced last year but it was thought that an outcry against would see its...
  17. International Travel
    Hungary has today become the latest country to sign a reciprocal arrangement with Australia, allowing young people from both countries to visit each other's nations under the Australian Government's work and holiday arrangements. Australian Immigration Minister Peter said it will encourage...
  18. International Travel
    Tourism chiefs and farmers in Australia have called for a planned new backpacker tax to be scrapped as it will put off a lot of young people from travelling to the country. Rather than hitting working holiday makers with additional taxes, Australia should recognise their economic potential and...
  19. General chit-chat and news
    Several states in Australia want to expand the working holiday visa so that young people can spend longer working in one location or for one employer. Last year the Northern Territory benefitted from new visa rules that allowed working holiday makers to work longer for one employer and for the...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Hi there, I was wanting some information about the de facto 417 visa application. My first question is regarding question 33; is it necessary to purchase healthcare prior to having this visa approved? I am from Sweden so i am part of the reciprocal healthcare agreement, plus i have basic...
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