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1. Posted by mollieb (Full Member 108 posts) 3y

Hi guys,

Just wondering how long it took for you to get your WHV granted?

And did you get a confirmation email or anything, or did you not hear anything until they accepted your visa?

I applied around five days ago now and haven't heard anything, not even a confirmation order...


Mollie :D

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4933 posts) 3y

Did you apply straight through the official website of the Australian Department of Immigration? It's been a long time since I last heard that taking more than a few hours. Still, official processing times are 6 days, so I wouldn't quite worry yet. It is getting close to peak time for applications (I think), and I suspect they review a random sample of applications manually.

If you did indeed apply through the official website, you should have been given a Transaction Reference Number (TRN), which allows you to check the status of your application here. If that says "pending" or somesuch, just wait patiently. If it says "approved", even better - check your spam folder for the misplaced email, but you don't need it or anything to be allowed into Australia.

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Jul-2013, at 14:02 by Sander ]

3. Posted by vonders (Budding Member 12 posts) 3y


I went through the official website and It took about 6 hours for them to grant it. I don't think I got a confirmation email until it was granted. I assume more people are applying for last minute ones at this time of year so might just take a little longer maybe?

V x