The temporary visa is created for young people (18-30 years old) who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to one year. It should encourage cultural exchange between Australia and different foreign nations.
➪ Can my Au Pair apply for the Working Holiday Visa 417?
Yes, if she comes from a country that is allowed to apply for a visa:
- Repubic of Cyprus
- Hong Kong
- Republic of Ireland
- Republic of Korea
- United Kingdom
If her country is not mentioned click here.
What are the requirements to apply for the Visa?
This visa allows your Au Pair to:
- stay in Australia for up to 12 months
- work in Australia for up to six months with each employer
- study for up to four months
- leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid
The Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417 and subclass 462) costs about 420 AUD, but your Au Pair needs to check on a regular basis if this is still the correct price. You and your Au Pair also may have to pay for other expanses such as the costs for health assessments, police certificates or any other certificates or tests.
Here you can find a price estimator: http://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/Pricing-Estimator.aspx
How does the payment work? http://www.immi.gov.au/Help/Pages/fees-charges/how-to-pay.aspx
Information on a Second Working Holiday Visa
To apply for a second Working Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 417), your Au pair must..
- …have complied with all the conditions on heer first Working Holiday Visa
- …not have held more than one previous Working Holiday Visa
- …have completed three months of specified work in regional Australia whilst being in Australia with her first Working Holiday Visa.
If she already is in Australia and wishes to stay longer, she should apply for a second Working Holiday Visa before her first Working Holiday Visa expires.
Please provide documents to support your application process. You can find a checklist here to make sure the application is complete.
If the visa is granted they will let you know:
- when you can use the visa
- the visa grant number
- any conditions attached to the visa. You will not have a visa label placed in your passport. Find more information here (http://www.immi.gov.au/Help/Pages/visa-labels.aspx)
If the visa is not granted they will let you know:
- why the visa was refused
- your review rights
- the time limit for lodging an appeal
The Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) allows your Au Pair to stay for up to 12 months in Australia. She can only apply for an extension if her visa is not granted with a “no further stay” condition. Visa holders without this condition can apply for a second Working Holiday visa!