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How long to receive visa after application?

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1. Posted by drdrjones (Full Member 18 posts) 11y


A simple question really...

How long does it take to receive a working holiday visa after intial application if I go through

Many thanks - Chris

2. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 11y

Hi Chris, normally 48 hours. Can be longer. It's at the departments discretion. They may think you require more scrutiny or checks. For 90% of cases though its quite quick.

3. Posted by nats1 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y


I got mine the next day so i think its just pot luck!

4. Posted by ayrlass (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Hi, Yeah i got mines the next day aswell.I think it just depends on if they are busy or there aren't any problems with your application. I go to Melbourne tomoz on a working holday visa, i just started planning mines 2 weeks ago.

Well hoope you recieve yours in time!!

lol Jennax

5. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

It took just under 2 weeks to get mine, I also applied through i've just got it today!!! It is getting busy though but from my experience and what i hear they seem to get through them quick.

6. Posted by jamessun (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y

I applied for my Working Holiday Visa on Tuesday night, and it was approved by Sunday morning.

Now that's what I call service!

7. Posted by jamessun (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y


That should have been

Recieved Wednesday morning (the next day).

I've got Sunday on the brain at the moment as I fly out this Sunday

8. Posted by k8iejo1983 (Budding Member 49 posts) 11y

I also applied for mine through Submitted the application around 5pm and by 7am the next morning I had been approved!!