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1. Posted by walshy (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y

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I've applied for a working holiday visa as i'm travelling to Australia on Dec 2.

I applied on Nove 1st and was advised i would be contacted within 2 days. I'm getting abit worried now and its impossible to contact anyone from the Australian immigration. If you send them an email asking how long does the vis take to come through, they reply with a load of pointless info; nice!!

so, does anyone know the average lenght of time a visa takes to come through.


2. Posted by jodub79 (Full Member 22 posts) 12y


I wouldn't worry about it. I started to panic when i didn't get mine in the first couple of days, but there was a bit of backlog, and got it within two weeks of applying. But I'd try ringing instead of e-mailing, and they'll confirm that they're processing it. Did you apply for it online??

3. Posted by walshy (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y

Cheers for that.

Yeah i applied online, its being processed but havn't heard anything yet.

I could only find one phone number and that was a recorded service! Do you know what the number is??


4. Posted by Lo (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

Yea, I had the same problem when I applied....took two weeks. So don't worry too much now. You can always call the Australian consulate general in the closest major city to you.

Good luck!

5. Posted by jessianne (Full Member 54 posts) 12y

DON' T WORRY! Sometimes they come through in an hour, sometimes in a month! Mine took three weeks I got it hte week before I left, it should be fine!