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How long does it take to get a Visa approved

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1. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

I plan on applying for a Working Holida Visa Subclass 462 next week and I plan on getting to Oz in August.
I was doing some googling and saw a few sites that said Visa approval is minimum 12 weeks, Maximum 24 weeks - 3-6 months? Is that for real? If so, that is reallllllly going to put a dent in my plans!!!

I was planning on doing the VisitOz.org thing and work, but if I have to wait a min. 3 months to get a Visa approved, I'm screwed and have to completely rethink my trip. :(

Any experience or advice?

Thanks in advance! Appreciate it!

2. Posted by miket.rtw (Budding Member 32 posts) 7y

Have a look here http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/462/after-you-lodge.htm

Online - 48 hours

Note: If additional processing is required such as medical requirements, it may take up to four weeks.

3. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Oh wow!!! Don't know how I missed that!

Good stuff man, appreciate it!!

4. Posted by caiti (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

i got my visa online within 4 hours. As did a couple of my friends

5. Posted by emsycoates (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

where did you get your visa online/ i want a working visa and seen STA do one for £130 but is there a cheaper one?

thanks

emily xx:)

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting emsycoates

where did you get your visa online/ i want a working visa and seen STA do one for £130 but is there a cheaper one?

thanks

emily xx:)

Apply online through the official Australian Immigration website for only AUD195 (approx £97). That's the cheapest you can get.