Working holiday visa Australia Question

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1. Posted by Ellaaluisa (Budding Member 2 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Hii!
My polish friend is currently trying to apply for a working holiday visa in Australia and we are struggeling and looking for someone polish who could give us some tips for the application:)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5422 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

It'd probably be more effective if you list the specific questions you have right now, rather than asking an open ended question for "someone polish". (There certainly are some questions which only a local is likely to be able to help you with, like the exact procedure on how to get a letter of support, but you might be surprised by the knowledge others happen to have.)

Just in case, I assume you're familiar with the Australian government page on the step by step instructions for the Work and Holiday visa (462)?

3. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1028 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

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[ Edit: Edited on 21-Oct-2019, 09:02 GMT by leics2 ]

4. Posted by Ellaaluisa (Budding Member 2 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I am familiar with the link you send... I was wondering if it would make a difference that he has German residency and lived in Germany his entire life and had German education... especially regarding the English test that polish people have to do but Germans don’t...

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5422 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

My gut feeling is sadly, no. Available visas and the requirements attached to them depend on agreements between governments (hence the differences between Working Holiday Visas (417) and Work and Holiday visas (462)), and with Polish citizenship, he'll be slotted into the 462 route. I strongly doubt there's any exceptions in their standard procedures for a case like this. They list an extensive array of ways in which you can prove English language proficiency, and having a German education isn't on that list.

If you want to see if there's any exceptions that they don't list which he could use, the only workable recommendation I can give is to contact them directly, as I really doubt anyone here (including Polish members) will have that specialized knowledge.