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how 2 get a 3 mnth workin Visa for Oz

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1. Posted by Stef_awolx (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hi does anyone know the best way to get a 3 month working visa for Australia. There seems to be loads of sites offering them but some want money some dont ????? any ideas??????

2. Posted by jenko2 (Full Member 123 posts) 9y

you dont get a 3 month working visa it is 12 months try http://www.immi.gov.au/ thats where i got my visa

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Actually, for US citizens, the 12 month working holiday visa isn't available but something very similar is (although it's a 4 month visa, it only allows 3 months of working). As far as I know, all the companies that can organize this visa have to be approved by the Oz government and will charge a fee which generally includes a few other things (ie. you can't just get this visa yourself on the immi site).

Try BUNAC and Interexchange for more info on this (google should reveal where they hang out :) ).

From anywhere else in the world, the 12 month is your best option. The 3 month version (ETA) isn't a working visa, but you can generally get it for free when you buy your tickets through a travel agent.... of course it's useless if you want to work (legally).

ps. as far as I'm aware, the reason there is no 12 month visa for US citizens is that the US cut the length of time on Australians going to the US to work, so it was a form of friendly 'retaliation' by the Ozzies (and yes, I could be wrong on the exact details of how this went down...).

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

Quoting Sam I Am

ps. as far as I'm aware, the reason there is no 12 month visa for US citizens is that the US cut the length of time on Australians going to the US to work, so it was a form of friendly 'retaliation' by the Ozzies (and yes, I could be wrong on the exact details of how this went down...).

From what I can remember when I worked for IEP, the "working holiday" visa for US citizens was changed from 12 months to 4 months in the year 2000, but with an added possibility of obtaining more than one visa in your lifetime. I think, but I'm not sure, that the 12 month visa for US citizens was running for only a couple of years(?)

But anyway, looking the profile of the OP, it seems that she has UK citizenship so this could all be academic really.

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

Mojorobs right: If you're a UK citizen just apply for a working holiday visa and stay 12-months, or longer.