Friday, 20 March 2015

Getting a Working Holiday Visa

working holiday visa grant
 
This time last year (well a year and a week ago) I as granted my year's working holiday visa for Australia. Scary huh?
 
Applying for a working holiday visa is really straight forward. To be honest you don't need to read a blog post on how to get one because there's a million and it's all explained on the Australian Government website.
 
All you need is your passport, enough money in the bank to pay for your visa (ours were around £230 I think?) and you need to be 100% sure that you want to go to Australia within the next year. If you apply for a WHV then decide you want to put it off it can be a bit tricky getting another visa.
 
My visa took a week to come through but Jody's took a little bit longer because he has previous convictions (nothing serious!). If you do have criminal convictions then be honest. I can't stress that enough. Write an essay of what happened in your own words and it always helps to get a copy of your criminal record so you can attach that aswell.
 
Once you've sent you visa off (it's all electronic) and it's been approved you'll get a confirmation e-mail to let you know your adventure is about to begin!
 
 
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