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1. Posted by jojo2401 (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey!

Does anyone know how long it takes for an Australian working visa ATM? not applied yet but wondered how long it will take to come through?

Thanks :-)

Jo x

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

About 5 minutes, provided you haven't ticked any of the boxes that set off a manual control... It's going up in price by close to 100 AUD in a few months, so worth applying for it sooner rather than later (you can use it, ie. arrive in Australia, up to 1 year after applying for it).

3. Posted by jojo2401 (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Sam! I'll get on to it ASAP. If I applied now, and wanted to go in June 2013, how long does it last? will it see me through until June 2014?

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

It should do, yes :) Here's what the gov says on it:

Quoting http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/417/

What does this visa let me do?

If you are granted this visa you can:

  • enter Australia within 12 months of grant
  • stay up to 12 months
  • leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid
  • work in Australia for up to six months with each employer
  • study for up to four months.

If you hold a second Working Holiday visa, you may return to work for a further six months for an employer with whom you worked on your first Working Holiday visa