I'm new to the site and the whole Australia thing, So Hello all and thanks for the good advice I've been reading already. I am Flying from Glasgow to London - London to Hong Kong - Hong Kong to Brisbane, I cant wait as you can Imagine. I am just wondering do they actually check Bank Statements when you enter on a WHV? not that it will be a problem as I plan to have transfered around £3k to my NAB account just before I leave. Its just I would like to know now incase I need to get a statement before any funds are TX. Also will it make a difference If I tell them that I'm going to be staying with My Australian Friend for the first couple of months and not having to fund my own Accommodation until I start working my way round the coast? I plan to start working once my funds get low as I want to have some time to enjoy myself and relax first.
Any Help Appreciated
Orite Mate! Welcome to the Site!
I have read somewhere that they don't check and done a bit of researching and got this.
Do I need a bank statement stating I have AU$5,000 to apply for the visa?
No. Because Visa First will lodge your visa application electronically, there is no requirement to submit any additional documents to have your working holiday visa for Australia granted. However, applicants for an electronic working holiday visa are required to declare in their application that they have sufficient funds for a return onward fare to their intended overseas destination on leaving Australia. Applicants are also required to declare sufficient funds for personal support for the purposes of a working holiday. This would normally be around AU$5000 (€3,000/£2,100/CA$4,200) plus enough funds for the return airfare. Please note that there is no need to purchase the return airfare in advance.
Taken from this FAQ website http://www.visafirst.com/en/australia_working_holiday_visa_subclass_417_faq.asp
Hope that helps.
I'm flying to Brisbane, When are you flying?
[ Edit: Edited on 14-Apr-2009, at 17:04 by DanUK2009 ]
I'm Flying from Glasgow on the 17th May?, I will have the funds required so it wont be a problem, I'll just get a copy of a bank statement just in case. I actually arrive in Brisbane on the 19th as I have an overnight stop in hong Kong, then I'll be going to stay with my friend until I have settled in and climatised cant wait as you can Imagine,when areyou going over
Excellent well i'm off this Friday 17th and land in Brisbane on Sunday 19th April and doing similar to you, stopping with family friends until i get sorted and settled and such then looking to set off on my travels, you traveling with anyone?
You got any plans as of yet on where your heading off to travel?
Not yet Just going to get there first,lol, I'll be taking my laptop with me though so we could meet up somtime for a beer and that. thats the beauty of travelling alone, nobody to tell you what to do and where to go. the world is your oyster my friend. I'll defo be going to the Gold coast and checking out the Great Barrier Reef. Goin to try jet skiing too, never done that before. Keep in touch mate, have fun