Im due to fly to oz in a few days for a year and am starting to have a huge panic about my visa. I applied online for the working holiday visa which was accepted and i printed out the receipt thingy, but was expecting something to come in the post which it hasnt. Is this all I need? It doesnt seem like an actual visa. When i go online to check the progress it just tells me that me visa has been issued. What should I do?
I don't think it's going to be any problem. I assume you got an email from them saying your visa has been accepted. That will do. You can just print it out. When I went to Aus with my WHV, they didn't ask me anything at the immigration and I didn't have to show them anything. (All the 3 times, since I was flying back and forth between Thailand and Aus back then) They would tell you to get a sticker on your passport at a counter in the airport though.
Have a good time!
katielou! you are fine! when you arrive into australia just produce the number to them...you will be in the system!...then they scan your passport, stamp you and walla!
dont do what i did! i arrived 6 weeks ago...on a whv and now i love this place...and got a good job plus now getting sponsored!
They would tell you to get a sticker on your passport at a counter in the airport though.
Just to stress this: make certain you actually get this sticker (right there at the airport if you arrive in Sydney, and otherwise at any number of their offices in major cities), as you need to show that to employers to show that you're allowed to work.
[ Edit: Edited on Jun 23, 2007, at 3:21 PM by Sander ]