CHANGES TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE WORK AND HOLIDAY VISA APPLICATIONS

New changes introduced in Migration (LIN 19/184: Arrangements for Work and Holiday Visa applications) Instrument.

On 26 June 2019, Migration (LIN 18/174: Arrangements for Work and Holiday Visa Applications) Instrument 2018 has been repealed.

Greece and Eucador passport holders have now been included in the list of foreign countries eligible to apply for the Work and Holiday visa from 1 July 2019.

Further passport holders of Austria, Portugal and Spain together with the countries mentioned in Regulation LIN 18/174 are not required to provide evidence of government support for the grant of their visa.

WHM visa holders who carry out 6 months of specified work in regional areas while on their second Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa or Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa may be eligible to apply for a third visa. Eligible types of work and regional areas will correspond with the requirements for the second visa.

The Department has simplified the process of applying for a Work and Holiday visa application.  Applicants holding a valid passport from an eligible country including Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Turkey can now apply online through their immi account.

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