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1. Posted by billmc08 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

anyone ever go to oz for a year .come home then apply again and get another year.im not on bout doin the fruitpicking.i just mean did any1 chance there arm and get another year

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 29, 2008, at 1:08 PM by billmc08 ]

2. Posted by MFnice (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y

I have been told that the 12 month whv is only issued once in your life. Once you use it, you can never get it again, even for a different country. You can extend for an add'l 4 months. But not for another year. Sucks, I know:(

3. Posted by billmc08 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Quoting MFnice

I have been told that the 12 month whv is only issued once in your life. Once you use it, you can never get it again, even for a different country. You can extend for an add'l 4 months. But not for another year. Sucks, I know:(

i just mean has any one ever applied again through a different visa company and be granted one after getting one before if u know what i mean

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 7y

It's once in a lifetime for the person applying. Going through a visa company doesn't change anything about that; it just costs you more money then going through the official website.
If you didn't use the first WHV (e.g. let a year go by from the date of issuance without entering Australia), it'll have lapsed and you can re-apply. But if you entered the country during its validity (and didn't do three months of seasonal work), that's it.
The next best thing would be to apply for a WHV in New Zealand.

5. Posted by billmc08 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Quoting Sander

It's once in a lifetime for the person applying. Going through a visa company doesn't change anything about that; it just costs you more money then going through the official website.
If you didn't use the first WHV (e.g. let a year go by from the date of issuance without entering Australia), it'll have lapsed and you can re-apply. But if you entered the country during its validity (and didn't do three months of seasonal work), that's it.
The next best thing would be to apply for a WHV in New Zealand.

thanks buddy

6. Posted by stag (Budding Member 31 posts) 7y

Im really shocked this lad has got away with typing like bloody idiot.

Your first visa must be applied for and received in your home country.

Your second and anymore after this must be done in the country of which you would like to work.

These are the rules for OZ, so you can get another visa, it is not your only one once you have been issued it, don't listen to the chinese whispers!

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 7y

Quoting stag

Your first visa must be applied for and received in your home country.

This is not completely true. The first Working Holiday Visa (which we're talking about here; see the subject of this thread - I'm halfway thinking you're talking about regular work visas or maybe tourist visas instead?) can be applied for anywhere outside of Australia.
eligibility criteria for the first WHV:

You must:

  • be outside Australia when you apply and, when your visa is granted.

Quoting stag

Your second and anymore after this must be done in the country of which you would like to work.

There are no "anymore after" WHVs for Australia beyond the second WHV, which you can only get if you have done a minimum of three months of seasonal work on the first WHV. The second WHV can be applied for both inside and outside of Australia.
eligibility criteria for the second WHV:

You must:

  • have completed three months of specified work in regional Australia* while on your first Working Holiday visa (there is no requirement to do further specified work on the second visa)

...

  • be outside Australia when the visa is granted, if applying from outside Australia
  • be in Australia when the visa is granted, if applying from in Australia

In case MFnice's remark about "even for a different country" is the source of the confusion here, obviously having had a WHV in Australia doesn't preclude you from applying for a WHV in New Zealand or Canada or any other country with a similar scheme. I took MFnice's remark to refer purely to the fact that even if you have two passports from two different countries, you can still only get the first WHV once (not one on each country's passport).

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 29, 2008, at 4:05 PM by Sander ]