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1. Posted by Katiea723 (Budding Member 37 posts) 1y

Katiea723 has indicated that this thread is about Visa Waiver Program

Hey guys,
Just wandered how far in advance you all applied for your visas for a 12 month working visa in Oz.
Is there a time limit from when u apply to when u go?
Any info would be great
Thanks

2. Posted by jay1987 (Budding Member 63 posts) 1y

Hey

You can start it from the month of your choice and from that point on you have to go within a year of the date you set it to.

It wont take long to come through I got mine within 3 hours of sending it off.

Jay

3. Posted by Katiea723 (Budding Member 37 posts) 1y

Hey jay,
Ok that's great thanks, so you can set it from when you want & then go from that date to a year on
Thanks for your help
Are u heading out there then?

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 1y

Quoting jay1987

You can start it from the month of your choice and from that point on you have to go within a year of the date you set it to.

Is this new? What do you base this information on? As long as I've known, it's been that you have a year from the date on which the WHV was granted to enter the country (and then of course its year of validity starts when you enter the country).
(The way you phrase it, you could apply more than 1 year before you intend to enter; the way I know it, you can only apply up to 1 year before you intend to enter.)

The official website of the Australian Department of Immigration for WHVs still says ("Visa holders" tab, "How long your visa lasts"):

With this visa, you can: enter Australia within 12 months from the date your visa is granted (this cannot be extended or deferred)

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Apr-2015, at 17:38 by Sander ]

5. Posted by Katiea723 (Budding Member 37 posts) 1y

Oh ok so it starts from the date u apply?
I will check out the website
Thanks for the help

6. Posted by Wanderlustx (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y

yes I received mine back a few days ago and on the email it stated you have 12 months to go from the date it's granted.

7. Posted by jay1987 (Budding Member 63 posts) 1y

Hey

I will be heading out there in July starting in Sydney and working my way up the east coast. When you thinking of going?

Jay

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