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1. Posted by calahana1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y

I am apply for WHV how long does it take to be processed?

2. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 6y

Not long at all - a week to 10 days at the most I think (this might need verifying)

3. Posted by Lou24 (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y

Hey, I applied for mine a few weeks back on a Sunday evening, by about 2am Monday morning i had it!! Via email, so quick! I think that's it then, I got my email and it didn't instruct me to do anything else, i guess this is right?anyone else had the same?

4. Posted by calahana1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y

i dont have a master or visa card how can I pay for it

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

I think in that case you'll have to contact the embassy. Alternatively, some organization like visafirst might be able to process your booking for you and charge you via regular invoice. Typically there'd be at least a 30 or 40% markup then though. You can't borrow someone's credit card and repay them?

6. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 6y

Quoting calahana1

i dont have a master or visa card how can I pay for it

The high commission in London accepts the following forms of payment for a paper-based application:

Maestro/Switch
Mastercard
Solo
Visa
Visa Electron
Bank draft

7. Posted by BlackEyes (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

It takes 2-6 months when applying a visa..

8. Posted by Rory_Z (Budding Member 40 posts) 6y

It takes NOTHING LIKE 2-6 months for a visa to be granted. Maybe if you live in a non-english country I guess, but I have no experience of that.

I am in the UK, I have no criminal record, etc and I applied for my visa here:
http://www.visabureau.com

I applied for it on a Saturday morning and I had my WHV accepted THE SAME AFTERNOON!!!!!

Don't go on these websites that promote cheap or quick visa's, the only site you need is http://www.visabureau.com

Cheers

9. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

Quoting RoryZ

It takes NOTHING LIKE 2-6 months for a visa to be granted. Maybe if you live in a non-english country I guess, but I have no experience of that.

I am in the UK, I have no criminal record, etc and I applied for my visa here:
http://www.visabureau.com

I applied for it on a Saturday morning and I had my WHV accepted THE SAME AFTERNOON!!!!!

Don't go on these websites that promote cheap or quick visa's, the only site you need is http://www.visabureau.com

Cheers

Why would you use Visabureau when you could apply directly through the Australian government, get it faster, and it be cheaper? The problem here is that he doesn't have a credit card, something which slows down the process a lot!!

10. Posted by calahana1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y

I am sorting out a visa card, which is kind of a pay as you go one its coming this week and SHOULD be here before christmas hopefully, It will pay for my trip so I am no longer worried, thanks for the advice, I plan to go with Australian immigration and no one else, one of them wanted to charge me £230
Thanks:)