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1. Posted by markmac (Budding Member 60 posts) 10y

Do I have to obtain the work visa before arrival? I have heard that you can obtain the one year visa at customs. This doesnt sound right to me! Anyone know the procedure? Thanx

2. Posted by xxpacerxx (Full Member 76 posts) 10y

Yes. All visa's for any country should be obtained before hand.

3. Posted by ahleeseeah (Budding Member 44 posts) 10y

If you don't have a Visa, you won't be let on the plane to Australia in the first place. On my way to Oz from Canada, I was asked for the proof of my Visa everytime I went through customs. If you don't have a Visa, you will be required to apply for one on the spot ... and pretty much the only Visa you can get on the spot is the ETA, which you don't want if you're planning to do the WHV thing. So, long story short: apply for the WHV well in advance of your trip! :)