Work and Holiday visa holders can now work with the same employer for twelve months if
they are assisting with bushfire recovery efforts.
Any paid or volunteer disaster recovery work in declared areas will count towards the
‘specified work’ needed to apply for a second or third year 462 visa.
There is an option to stay for a third year if you choose to work in a specified regional area.
Presently the following countries are designated as specified foreign countries.
(a) Argentina (b) Austria(c) Chile d) China,People’s Republic of (e) Czech Republic (f)
Ecuador (g) Greece (h) Hungary (i) Indonesia(j) Israel (k) Luxembourg (l) Malaysia (m) Peru
(n) Poland (o) Portugal (p) San Marino (q) Singapore (r) Slovak Republic (s) Slovenia
(t) Spain (u) Thailand (v) Turkey (w) United States of America (x) Uruguay (y) Vietnam.
Recent changes to the legislation have increased the number of places available for applicants from Spain 1500 up to 3400 Peru 100 up to 1500 Chile 2000 up to 3400 Argentina from 1500 up to 2450 Malaysia 100 up to 1100 Singapore 500 up to 2500 Portugal 200 up to 500. As well Greece 500 and Ecuador 100 have been added to the program.
India Brazil Mexico Philippines Switzerland Fiji Solomon Islands Croatia Latvia Lithuania Andorra Monaco and Mongolia are also being considered for the program.
The following countries are exempt from providing evidence of government support for the grant of their visa (a) Argentina (b) Austria (c) Chile (d) The People’s Republic of China (e) Israel (f) Portugal (g) Singapore (h) Spain (i) United States of America.
Work and holiday visa applicants need to meet minimum requirements including having a functional level of English. As well you must be studying or hold tertiary qualifications or successful completion of two years undergraduate university study from the following countries. Argentina Austria People’s Republic of China Ecuador Greece Hungary Indonesia Luxembourg Malaysia Peru Poland Portugal San Marino Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Uruguay Vietnam.
Chile nationals must hold tertiary qualifications or successful completion of or approval to undertake third year undergraduate university study.
Israel visa applicants need to have completed secondary school and military service or have exemption from military service.
Thailand nationals need to have completed a diploma or degree. Applicants from United States of America need to have completed secondary school studies. All applicants need to be aged between 18 to 30 years.
At Migration Centre of Australia we have experienced migration agents. Make an appointment with our visa agents in Sydney phone 0246261002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also speak fluent Hindi, Nepali and Turkish. For other languages we can help you organise an interpreter. Call now and speak to some of the best migration agents in Sydney who are highly trained Registered Migration Agents.