- 1 WORK AND HOLIDAY VISA (SUBCLASS 462)
WORK AND HOLIDAY VISA (SUBCLASS 462)
First, second and third work and holiday visas
|Overview||This visa allows young individuals to visit Australia for an extended holiday and work in the country to afford it. Consists of First, Second and Third Work and Holiday Visas,|
|Cost of application||AUD 485 (not including health checks, police certificates and biometrics)|
|Duration of visa||12 months|
|Most suitable for||People who are interested in engaging in short term work in Australia while also travelling/holidaying within Australia.|
Applicants must meet the following requirements-
A second Work and Holiday visa may be granted to those applicants who completed three months of specified work in listed regional areas of Australia while holding their first Work and Holiday visa. From 1 July 2019, a third Work and Holiday visa may be granted where the visa holder meets additional specified work requirements.
Note that these are the minimum requirements to successfully apply for the 462 visa. You may be required to meet additional criteria based on your situation. Please contact us for information that is suited to your circumstances.
- be outside of Australia when you apply for your first Work and Holiday Visa
- aged between 18 and 30 years old at the time of application
- hold a passport for one of the countries or regions listed below
- Not be accompanied by any dependent children
List of eligible passports
You must be a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries:
- China, People’s Republic of
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- Slovak Republic
- United States of America
In addition to the above mentioned requirements, additional specifications apply for the second and third working holiday visas.
Requirements for Second work and holiday visa
- have previously entered Australia on a subclass 462 visa. If you haven’t, see the first Work and Holiday visa
have completed 3 months of specified subclass 462 work on your first Work and Holiday visa
Requirements for Third work and holiday visa
From 1 July 2019, to be eligible for a third Work and Holiday visa, you must:
- have previously held 2 subclass 462 visas (first and second) in Australia. If you haven’t, see the first Work and Holiday visa or second Work and Holiday visa
- have undertaken, from 1 July 2019, 6 months of specified subclass 462 work while on your second subclass 462 visa, or a bridging visa in certain circumstances
on or after 1 July 2019, have completed six calendar months of specified work in regional Australia while on your second Work and Holiday visa
|Country of Passport||Education requirements|
|Argentina Austria China Czech Republic Ecuador Greece Hungary Indonesia Luxembourg Peru Poland Portugal San Marino Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Turkey Uruguay Vietnam||You must:
|Israel||You must hold a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education and have either:
|Thailand||You must have either:
|United States of America||You must have a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or equivalent.|
Citizens of countries that require a letter of support
You must PROVIDE a letter of support from your government (or alternative as stated below) if you are from:
Czech Republic (letter of introduction from your tertiary institution)
Malaysia (Good Conduct Certificate)
You don’t need to provide a letter of support if you are from:
China, People’s Republic of
the United States of America
You may be asked to provide biometrics (a scientific form of identification) as part of the application. Countries and visa subclasses included in the biometrics program will contain additional information.
The visa recipient responsible for all their health costs while you are in Australia. They will not be covered by Australia’s national health scheme (Medicare) unless their country has a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia.
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