Working Holiday Visa application

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1. Posted by Stefan_blue12 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Hello all, I am planning on going to Australia on a WHV for a few months starting mid/end of September. I am going to be applying for my visa within the next few days, but I'm wondering what the processing times will be like and what the chances are that it won't be accepted by the time I plan on going away.

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2636 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Current processing times:

25% of applications: Less than 1 Day
50% of applications: Less than 1 Day
75% of applications: 17 Days
90% of applications: 4 Months
from https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/work-holiday-417/first-working-holiday-417#About

Also, you said you'd be going for a few months. People only normally get one shot at this so maybe it's worth you planning to do most of the year to make it count?

3. Posted by Stefan_blue12 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5w 1 Star this if you like it!

Hi Andy, thanks for the reply. I applied for my visa the other day and it came within 10 minutes thankfully. As for how long I intend on staying, 3 months was just an estimate and so depending on how I like it, I wouldn't mind staying longer (6months>;). This would also give me the chance to complete the 88 days of labour in order to be accepted for the second year visa.