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OZ Visa site down???

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1. Posted by James-123 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Hey, trying to apply for my WHV for OZ through the immigation website http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday. But its down, anyonelse having this trouble and do you know anywherelse I can apply? Cheers

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 7y

It's working here, and no outages (planned or otherwise) are being mentioned. Try again? (Also, in general, anywhere else to apply would be a third party charging exorbitant rates; definitely always apply through the official website.)

3. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 7y

Someone on this forum linked the following page last week, which I think is handy in knowing if there are service outages due to maintenance etc: http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/outage.htm

I remember when clicking on it last week (first time when I saw the link) there was mention re maintenance (I think it was for 16th November), but now it has a new outage scheduled in a few days time. Maybe that could explain why you couldn't get your application lodged.

Alternatively you may be able to get it done at a travel agent, although I'd imagine they're going to charge you an amount of money for the service. However, if they're lodging this online and there's a system outage, there may not be much that they can do either. I think.

4. Posted by James-123 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Thanks;) sent it off now so hopefully hear back soon.

5. Posted by James-123 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Another quick question:) How long does it normally take to go through?

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 7y

Mostly it's reported to take a couple of minutes, up to an hour or two. During peak times it might take a day, or up to a week if you get picked out for a random check of your details by an actual human.

7. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 7y

Not sure re working holiday visa. Normal tourist visa, I got mine previously in matters of minutes. Possibly the most straight forward visa application I've ever dealt with (and I was well pleased by it).

8. Posted by James-123 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Thanks for your help. Haven't got it yet, only been few hours though...

9. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

Like the others have noted, it's usually really quick. Unless you have ticked one of the 'no no' boxes (have a criminal conviction, been in the army in the wrong country etc.), which puts it in the manual pile.

10. Posted by James-123 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

All is good:) Just checked on the website and its been granted! I was expecting an email so it probaly did go through after a few minutes lol next stop Sydney:):):):):)