417 VISA

Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417

Indah Melindasari MARN 0961 448

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INDAH MELINDASARI, B.Com

MARN 0961 448 | UPDATED MAY 2019

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Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417 Brief Overview

Working Holiday Visa subclass 417 is a visa program intended for young people overseas who want to travel to Australia while working to fund their trip.

This visa program is suitable for people looking for some adventures in Australia and some work experiences. It allows you to travel, work, and study (for up to 4 months) in Australia during 12 months of your stay.

There are ways to stay longer in Australia after your first working holiday visa ends by applying for a second working holiday visa and a third working holiday visa if you meet the requirements.

Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417 Eligibility

There are six requirements that you must meet before you apply for a Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417:

  1. You must be a passport holder from these countries:
    • Belgium Canada Republic of Cyprus Denmark Estonia
      Finland France Germany Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders) Republic of Ireland
      Italy Japan Republic of Korea Malta Netherlands
      Norway Sweden Taiwan (other than an official or diplomatic passport) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  2. You must be in the age of between 18 to 30 years old. For Canadian, Irish, and French citizens, the maximum age is 35 years old.
  3. You must never have entered Australia using visa subclass 417 or 462 before, unless you are applying for a second or third working holiday visas based on your eligibility from the previous working holiday visa held.
  4. You must show a financial evidence of minimum AUD $5,000 to support yourself while you are in Australia until your departure.
  5. When you are applying for your first Working Holiday Visa, you must apply for this visa from outside Australia and must be outside Australia at the time of decision.
  6. You must not be accompanied by any dependent.

Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417 Processing Time:

The processing time for this visa is between 40 days to 3 months. However, it may take longer due to application volumes, seasonal peaks, incomplete applications etc. It would be good to submit decision ready application with complete documents.

Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417 Cost:

Applying for this visa costs AUD $485 payable to the Department of Home Affairs.