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1. Posted by jojo2401 (Budding Member 6 posts) 3y

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) 3y

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) 3y

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) 3y

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