Work and Holiday Visa Australia – 462 Visa

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Work and Holiday Visa Australia – 462 Visa

 

Work and Holiday Visa is for young adults who’d like to travel for an extended period of time and to work in Australia to fund it.

Processing Time

The Department of Home Affairs processes all applications for Work and Holiday Visas. It generally takes:

  • 9 Days to finalize 25% of applications.
  • 26 Days to finalize 50% of applications.
  • 3 Months to finalize 75% of applications.
  • 4 Months to finalize 90% of applications.

Cost

Work and Holiday Visa Australia costs around AUD 495. You might also be required to pay for police certificates, biometrics and health checks.

Stay Period

Work and Holiday Visa Australia – 462 Visa  is a short-term visa. You can live in Australia for more than a year with this visa. Within your stay period, you can depart and arrive back to Australia multiple times.

First Work and Holiday Visa 462

People between 18 to 30 years of age can get this visa to extend their holiday and work in Australia to pay for their holiday.

Eligibility

To be eligible for First Work and Holiday 462 visa, you must:

  • Have a passport from an authorized country.
  • Be 18 to 30 years of age.
  • Apply while you’re overseas.
  • Haven’t arrived in Australia on a Work and Holiday visa 462 or Working Holiday visa 417 before.
  • Meet the education criteria of the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Be able to speak at least functional English.
  • Support letter from your government.
  • Have financial resources to support yourself for your whole stay period in Australia.
  • Meet the health and character requirements.
  • Never have had a visa refusal before.
  • Not have debts to pay to the Australian Government.
  • Sign the Australian Values Statement.

Benefits

If Home Affairs grants you a Work and Holiday Visa 462, you can:

  • Do any kind of a temporary job to pay for your holiday.
  • Study in Australia for more than 4 months.
  • Travel across Australia as often as you like.
  • Participate in 3 months of specified subclass 462 work to be eligible for a second Work and Holiday Visa.

Second Work and Holiday Visa 462

Second Work and Holiday Visa is for people between 18 to 30 years of age who previously held or currently hold a Visa 462.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Second Work and Holiday Visa 462, you must:

  • Have recently arrived in Australia on a 462 visa.
  • Have a passport from an approved country.
  • Have done 3 months of specified subclass 462 work.
  • Not bring a dependent child with you.
  • Hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa ended within the last 28 days if you’re in Australia.

Benefits

With a Second Work and Holiday Visa 462, you can:

  • Work in Australia for a short time to help you pay for your holidays.
  • Study for a period of four months.
  • Travel to/from Australia as many times as you wish.
  • Complete specified 462 work of 6 months to be eligible for a Third Work and Holiday visa.

Third Work and Holiday Visa 462

With this visa, people aged between 18 to 30 who’re currently holding, or have recently held, a Second Work and Holiday 462 visa are allowed to have a third working holiday in Australia.

Eligibility

If you want to apply for a Third Work and Holiday Visa 462, you must:

  • Have recently held 2 subclasses 462 visas in Australia.
  • Have performed a specified subclass 462 work of 6 months.
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in Australia.

Benefits

If you hold Third Work and Holiday Visa 462, you can:

  • Study for a maximum of 4 months.
  • Travel to and from Australia several times.
  • Work in Australia for a short time to pay for your vacation.

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