Important Changes to the Working Holiday Maker visa program

Regional and rural communities to benefit from changes to the subclass 417 and subclass 462 visa programs       The Australian Government has just announced significant changes to Australia’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program. The Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program includes the subclass 417 visa and the subclass 462 visa. The stated objective is to support regional and rural communities. These very welcome changes include: From 5 November 2018, expanding the regional areas where subclass 462 visa holders…

Working Holiday visa – How flexible is the 6 Month Work Rule ?

The 6 month work rule could be much more flexible than you think! On 27th of March 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) updated their policy guidelines with regard to the 6 month work rule (condition 8547). The Department’s guidelines now state that 417 visa holders can work for the same employer for more than 6 months provided that: They do not provide services to the same end user for more than 6 months; or They do not…

The Working Holiday Visa Program – Tips on How to Get That Second Year Visa!

Australia has a Working Holiday visa (WHV) program that allows young people from overseas to come to Australia to have a holiday in Australia and/or work. The visa lasts for 12 months and some people are lucky enough to be able to get a second WHV. It’s really important to understand the processes involved in applying for the first and second WHV. A WHV offers a fantastic opportunity to experience Australia. Introduction to a Working Holiday Visa Program The first…