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1. Posted by amyam (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

My first year visa is coming to an end and i now regret making the decision to not complete my farm work. I have heard a lot of story's of people applying without doing it and getting through anyway although i know that this is A LOT harder these days (having had a friend investigated recently and only short of a week of farm work). I have also heard about people paying farmers for the fake documents and gaining their second year visa. is this possible? if so where do i go to find a farmer that i can pay off? if not are there other suggestions? i also don't have enough time to complete my farm work now. any suggestions or help would be great thanks!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5174 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I don't think travellerspoint wants to take any part in explicitly finding ways to circumvent the law, here, and Australia is notoriously strict with visa violations, so I really wouldn't risk going that route.

Can I recommend looking at New Zealand instead, which has its own working holiday visa? New Zealand totally deserves exploring for a year in its own right, and is of course close by enough that you can hop over to Australia as just a tourist for a couple of months to see some more sights.

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Sep-2016, at 02:31 by Sander ]

3. Posted by michellew5 (Budding Member 20 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Don't go for any wrong doings like fake documents, bribery or lies etc.
Just get a visa for New Zealand or other nearby country if you wish and then get back the Australian Visa after a month or so. I think it is the legal way of doing 2nd time visa.

4. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1855 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

You can go to an Australian embassy and see what they have to say.

I watch Border Security on DMax which is about the Australian immigration service and they are very hot. People lying to them or using fake documents normally end up on the next plane back home.

New Zealand is a great country. Why not give it a try?