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WHV/ETA help!!

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Old 08-24-2014, 11:12 AM
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WHV/ETA help!!

Hi everyone,

My current working holiday visa runs out on the 6th October and although I have done the work that qualifies me for a 2nd year extension I haven't yet applied for it.

I'm planning to go out back out to Aus ( currently home in the uk) in November on an ETA for a months holiday to see family but if I then decided that I wanted to stay on for another year would I be able to apply for my 2nd year extension from within oz and on an ETA?


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Old 08-26-2014, 04:00 AM
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Regalation 417.211(5) of Schedule 2 of the Migration Regulations 1994 states:

If the applicant is, or has previously been in Australia (at the time you apply for the visa) as a holder of a Subclass 417 visa, the Minister is satisfied that the applicant has carried out specified work in regional Australia for a total period of at least 3 months as the holder of the visa.

The magic words are : "If the applicant is, or has previously been, in Australia".

So the answer to your question is YES. You can come back on an ETA and apply in Australia for your 2nd 417, which will be granted as long as you meet all of the criteria for the 2nd 417,


Jeremy W Hooper BEng MSc Grad Dip App Finance Dip Australian Migration Law MMIA MMA, MM&EA
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