Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visas: Country caps explained and the race for visas

Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visas: Country caps explained and the race for visas

Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visas are subjects to varying caps of the number of visas that can be granted each program year, the exception being the United States of America which has no cap. For those countries that do not require evidence of government support, their citizens will need to be vigilant if there is high demand for this visa as they may be prevented from being granted one if the cap is reached. Luckily there is a webpage available that monitors their availability.

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Working holiday visas: France age cap increases to 35 from 1 July 2019; more countries not needing government support

Working holiday visas: France age cap increases to 35 from 1 July 2019; more countries not needing government support

France will be the third country to have the age cap increased to 35 years of age for its nationals from 1 July 2019 for Subclass 417 – Working Holiday visas. Also, more countries will be exempt from requiring evidence of government support for Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visas as well as adding Ecuador and Greece to the program.

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Third working holiday visas start 1 July 2019 for 6 months of specified work

Third working holiday visas start 1 July 2019 for 6 months of specified work

Both working holiday visas, Subclass 417 – Working Holiday visas and Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visas, will see a third working holiday visa beginning on 1 July 2019. They will require 6 months of specified work as the holder of a second working holiday visa and only if done after 1 July 2019. Learn also why these visas are unique in the way their visa grant lengths differ and how when granted they affect their visa conditions.

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