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1. Posted by summer123 (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

hi guys looking at going sydney on the 24th november had enough of the uk so randomly going to go!

havent got lots of money but iam looking to work, and iam good with £.

i have enough for my flight, visa, a months rent, a weeks hostel and 3 weeks worth of spends

do u think il be alright?

  • ******also just about to apply for my visa
  • *wheres best to aplly for the working visa?
  • *will i get it back by 24th nov?

any help would be fantastic thanks guys:)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4895 posts) 8y

Quoting summer123

wheres best to aplly for the working visa?

On the official immigration website. There's absolutely no reason to use any middleman.

will i get it back by 24th nov?

Most people get confirmation on the same day. Sometimes it takes up to a week. In rare cases it can take longer, but for now I wouldn't worry about that possibility.

Do note that the official Financial Requirements are for you to have $5000 in available funds. That works out to £2000.
This is almost never checked up on, but the requirement wasn't randomly chosen, and in many people's experience they do spend at least that much, even while starting to work in Australia almost straight away.

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 28, 2008, at 7:36 AM by Sander ]

3. Posted by nics26 (Budding Member 55 posts) 8y

Hi summer123,

I got my WHM visa electronically and confirmed the next day through, cost me £90 and they never mentioned needing funds in the bank. This entitles me to stay in Oz for up to a year but work for no more than 6 months at a time with one employer.

Hope this helps!


4. Posted by summer123 (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

thanks for the info, nics when did you apply for your visa?

the flight i wanna book is 24th nov, iam worried that if i book the flight i wont get the visa! but the flight is a really good price, its being held until tomorrow evening

i know its a busy time of year- do you think its worth the risk?

5. Posted by divaboy (Full Member 75 posts) 8y

I got my WHV though with mins via email. Just check up that you meet all the requirements the rest should just be a formality.
Book the flight you'll be fine (long as you meet the requirements of course)

6. Posted by nics26 (Budding Member 55 posts) 8y

Divaboy is right ... you should be fine if you meet the requirements.

You could apply now online and have your answer tomorrow!

Good luck