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Applying for Oz WHV at the moment

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Applying for Oz WHV at the moment

1. Posted by lanchutt (Inactive 58 posts) 10y

lanchutt has indicated that this thread is about Australia

Is it better to apply online or by phone? I leave on 1st February, I tried to fill the form in online but under the passport section there was no option for UK in one of the boxes! Hmmm :S

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Hmm, that seems very weird regarding the UK not being on the list... are you sure about that?!? I know tons of people from the UK that apply for it online.... I have never heard of anyone doing it over the phone since you need to sign off on it personally and pay for it immediately. It could also be that you need some extra documentation (like x-rays etc.); another reason I don't think the embassy will do it over the phone.

3. Posted by seashore (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

i did it over the net, took 2 days to get the easy! There should be a box for english citizens, check agian!
good luck!

4. Posted by lanchutt (Inactive 58 posts) 10y

Thanks yeah I just found it and applied! I am so excited I can't stop jumping up and down in my office! Yey! :D I should be there in a month! :D :D

5. Posted by lanchutt (Inactive 58 posts) 10y

WOW! I just got my visa granted. It took them all of 5 hours! I thought 2 days at least.That's service for you! ;)

6. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

The application jumps around from Uk to British Citizen.

7. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 10y

I applied for my Visa over a week ago (last Saturday) with STA travel, I have recieved confirmation that is has been recieved and is being processed by the Australian Embassy but I'm still a little concerned why its taking so long. Everyone I have asked have told me that it takes 4 working days max.

Should I look into this?


8. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

You'll be fine. It's probably just taking longer as you applied through STA travel. They had to do the work on their end and it probably got on a pile there so wasn't filed until you got the notice from the Australian embassy. After you hear from them, if there aren't any probs, you'll usually have it within 5 working days. Keep in mind that the confirmation might go to STA so you won't actually have the confirmation until after STA gets back to you (add another few days most likely....).

Don't get worried until 2 weeks have passed basically :)

9. Posted by gezred (Budding Member 53 posts) 10y

I got my OZ WHV visa within hours, however there does'nt seem to be any paperwork (except a confirmation email)
Anyone that has just recently got one, do you know if anything needs to be done at the airport e.g stamps?

Lynz x

10. Posted by aimsuk (Full Member 112 posts) 10y

hi, i got back from a year in oz in sept...wish i was still there! u guys r sooo lucky! as regards to paperwork, u get ur visa put in ur passport when u get to the airport in oz. its really very easy!
U will all hav an ACE time.....any room in ur backpack?? ;)