Working Holiday visa processing times in March 2022.

​Applications for the subclass 417 and 462, Working Holiday/Work and Holiday visas, which had been on-hand while Australia’s borders were closed are now being finalised. As these older applications are being finalised, published processing times have increased. Applications lodged recently are being finalised quickly.

Subclass 417 processing times in

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Working Holiday visa processing times in February 2022.

Subclass 417 processing times in February 2022.

Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)

​Applications which had been on-hand while Australia’s borders were closed are now being finalised. As these older applications are being finalised, published processing times have increased. Applications lodged recently are being finalised quickly.

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Working Holiday Visas 2022

Working Holiday Visas 2022

Figures from the Department of Home Affairs show they have granted about 31,000 Working Holiday Visas since 15 December 2021.

The government estimates that about 24,000 of these will arrive in Australia during February to mid April 2022.

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Backpacker Visa Holders Fee Rebate, if they return to Australia.

Backpacker Visa Fee Rebate..

There are currently 23,500 backpackers who have an Australian visa, but are not in Australia at the moment, 19 January 2022.

If they return to Australia between now and twelve weeks time, their visa fee will be re-payed back to them.

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Australia and UK Free Trade Agreement.

2021 Australia and UK Free Trade Agreement.

Part of the Australia and UK Free Trade Agreement, that was agreed in principle during December 2021  was the following.

the UK and Australia will make unprecedented changes to their Youth Mobility Schemes, making them available to nationals no older than 35 for Read the rest

Working Holiday Visa age 35 for UK Applicants.

Australia and UK WHV age change to 35.

Agreement in principle has been reached between Australia and the UK to increase the maximum eligible age from 30 to 35 years for Working Holiday Maker (WHM) applicants from the UK and Australia.

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UK – Australia Trade Agreement for Visa holders

There are some changes in the current UK – Australia Trade Agreement that will affect some Visa holders.

The major one being discussed is the 3 year Working Holiday Visa for the British coming to Australia and a reciprocating one for Australians going to the UK.

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Extend the 6 month working rights from subclass 417/462 to subclass 820.

When applying for a Partner visa, subclass 820, from the Working Holiday (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa, there are often questions about continuing working for one employer for over 6 months.

Working for one employer after lodging a Partner Visa subclass from a Working Holiday (subclass
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