Working holiday visa worries

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

Hi all,

All plans are set to go from Melbourne to Cairns over 6 months the end of November, cannot wait! I am worried though, as i applied for a WHV on Sunday 23rd, and it still appears to be processing, even though the processing time is 48hours! My travel partner applied for his the day after and was granted almost immediately! I answered all questions correctly, and I have a totally clean slate with regard to character, medical etc. I have sent them an enquiry, but no response as yet.

Has anyone else had this, or have any advice? Its kind of put a damper on our plans for me at the moment! And could anyone recommend an alternative if for any reason i dont get it granted? :(

Thank you!

2. Posted by Olihunter1 (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yeah, i totally understand. I have recently applied but have not yet heard anything. I am going to keep trying to get in contact though. Glad it wasnt just me struggling!! Hope you hear good news soon X

3. Posted by mista2kool (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

A response from a friend:

Same issue for me. I applied expecting to have my visa granted within 48
hours. It took 10 days. No issues with regard to extra documentation or
anything, but apparently the Hobart processing centre (the one that does
these WHV's) has been backlogged. Some get done on time, and some don't. The
10 day cut-off for Ellena won't be until mid next week, so I reckon she
should wait until then or even a few days longer before getting too worried.
It was just a backlog issue. They didn't ask me to provide any further
anything, or have any queries about my application. She ought to get it with
no major issues, and it shouldn't be a problem if she's not coming down
until November.


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

Thanks very much for all of your advice, its good to know that im not im my own with this! As of yet i have still heard nothing, so fingers crossed it all goes through soon! I will post if and when it does, just in case anyones has had the same! Thanks again

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

IT CAME TODAY!!!!!!!!!!! Was granted 8th October, so a decent wait compared to the expected 48 hours! I am very happy now. I hope you all hear good news soon too! Thanks for your comments :)