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How lond does it take ,visa wise?

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1. Posted by ciannone (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

Im leaving in march, when should I apply for my visa?

2. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 9y

If you mean a working holiday visa you should do it at least 4-weeks prior to leaving. They usually take 24-48 hours but in rare cases can take longer.

3. Posted by ciannone (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

Is it bad to get it a few months ahead? Does it not go into affect until you enter oz?

4. Posted by cleanboy (Budding Member 58 posts) 9y

lol i got mine pretty much a year ago and worried about leaving before it expired. but as long as you leave within a year of booking it you sould be fine really...just be sure to read every little detail about the visa when applying and afterwards...i know it might be tedious but i thought it was worth it to know just incase something comes up...

5. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 9y

For both Australia & New Zealand:
You have 12 months from the date your WHM visa is granted to enter the country, and then the length of your visa (e.g. 12 months for Australia) starts ticking from the day you enter the country.

6. Posted by ciannone (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

so i got my visa approved... do they not send me anything, its all just electronic?

7. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 9y

Quoting ciannone

so i got my visa approved... do they not send me anything, its all just electronic?

Check this page on the DIMA website - towards the bottom of the page is the heading "Visa Labels". It tells you about WHM visas that are granted from an online application.