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1. Posted by treefairy (Budding Member 11 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys,

I am currently 5 and a half months into my years Visa in Oz and want to extend by another 6 months. Does anyone know a) if I can do this or b) how I do this and c) can I do it when I leave or enter Fiji?

I will be 31 in October so the new Nov extensions will be too late for me.

If no-one feels comfortable posting a reply to this slightly dodgy request then please send me a message.


Caz ;)

2. Posted by ROLLonOZ (Full Member 36 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I read in the Sydney Hearld about 3 weeks ago that australia is now offering two year working holiday visas for selected countries including UK, America etc. I am 6 months into mine and am also wondering if it is possible to extend whilst in the country. Anyone got any idea?

3. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

The second year on the Working Holiday Visa is available only if you complete 3-months work in regional areas of Australia. This comes into effect on the 1st of November. The idea is to try and solve the problem of labour shortages in the country. If between now and then you can show this then come 1/11/05 you can will be eligible for another year in Oz. The form you need to submit to immigration is at the link below. It doesn't need to be concurrent work.

This is really the only way to get a WH Visa extension. Sposorship is the other way or general skills entry for which you can apply within Australia.

Hope this helps.

4. Posted by ROLLonOZ (Full Member 36 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thanks a lot Majito