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1. Posted by mollieb (Full Member 108 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

Just wondering how long it took for you to get your WHV granted?

And did you get a confirmation email or anything, or did you not hear anything until they accepted your visa?

I applied around five days ago now and haven't heard anything, not even a confirmation order...


Mollie :D

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5158 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Did you apply straight through the official website of the Australian Department of Immigration? It's been a long time since I last heard that taking more than a few hours. Still, official processing times are 6 days, so I wouldn't quite worry yet. It is getting close to peak time for applications (I think), and I suspect they review a random sample of applications manually.

If you did indeed apply through the official website, you should have been given a Transaction Reference Number (TRN), which allows you to check the status of your application here. If that says "pending" or somesuch, just wait patiently. If it says "approved", even better - check your spam folder for the misplaced email, but you don't need it or anything to be allowed into Australia.

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Jul-2013, at 14:02 by Sander ]

3. Posted by vonders (Budding Member 12 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!


I went through the official website and It took about 6 hours for them to grant it. I don't think I got a confirmation email until it was granted. I assume more people are applying for last minute ones at this time of year so might just take a little longer maybe?

V x