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1. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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) 8y Star this if you like it!

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) 8y Star this if you like it!

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

Good stuff man, appreciate it!!

4. Posted by caiti (Budding Member 23 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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

5. Posted by emsycoates (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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 (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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.