Migration (Arrangements for Work and Holiday (Subclass 462) Visa Applications) Amendment Instrument (LIN 21/085) 2021, dated 13 December 2021, amends the Migration (Arrangements for Work and Holiday (Subclass 462) Visa Applications) Instrument (LIN 21/019) 2021 to update the requirements to make an application for, and be granted, a Work and Holiday Subclass 462 visa.
The Instrument omits the references to ‘authorizing email’ and inserts ‘written notice’ in its place, allowing an applicant to make an application for a subclass 462 visa in accordance with the instructions in the written notice.
Also, the instrument has made the following changes for the passport holders of Switzerland, Greece, Ecuador, and Uruguay:
- Switzerland: If a person holds a valid passport issued by Switzerland, aged at least 18 and no more than 30 years old at the time of application, has completed two years of study following compulsory schooling in Switzerland, they may make an application for a subclass 462 visa. Such persons are also exempt from providing evidence of home government support.
- Uruguay: Applicants who hold a valid passport issued by Uruguay are exempt from providing evidence of home government support.
- Ecuador & Greece: Applicants who hold a passport issued by Ecuador or Greece will be required to provide evidence of home government support.
The Instrument is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 17 December 2021 and commences on 1 January 2022.
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