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Old 01-13-2011, 07:39 PM
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Hey guys,

I just received my work and holiday visa in 4 hours after I submitted my application!

Now I am organizing what to do next, getting my bank statement certified, making certify copies of all my documents to be prepared when I pass the immigrations at the airport.

I have few boxes I need to ship overseas, do you have any idea how much that can cost? I will be shipping from the US to Melbourne and I don't need these stuff immediately so it can take upto perhaps 2 months.

Also, for the health insurance, did you purchase health or travel insurance? I am currently looking into travel insurance issued by Atlas International.

If any of you can provide some kind of insight, it would be great!

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Old 01-14-2011, 03:26 AM
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Yes, the WHVs and W&HVs do usually get granted very quickly and I'd not worry too much about certifying your bank statements as you'll not likely be asked for anything more than your passport when you arrive.
You want to ship out a few boxes when you are just coming for 12 months!
But whatever and you should just google up some shipping companies and get a price.
There's a couple of companies about that offer a special service for travellers - Excess Baggage Worldwide - Shipping Excess baggage and Excess Luggage Worldwide - Instant Free online quote being one but you'll probably pay a bit more and for all I know they may even contract their shipping out to major companies.
Make sure you read the fine print on any travel insurance, especially re luggage coverage and you could compare what is on offer from the US with just getting a medical coverage for while here, IMAN Australian Health Plans - Health Plans for Temporary Residents Working in Australia cover the 417 and also probably cover the 462.

I posted a bit of info and links which may be of use for you on

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