Seeking A Way to Work and Travel? This Visa is For You

If you clicked on this article, you’re probably looking for a new adventure in your life. You probably want to defy the accepted social structure of study – work – marriage, even for a little while. Or maybe you clicked by mistake but now you’re intrigued by what we’re about to tell you.

One of the best things about Australia (and boy that’s hard to choose!) is the wide range of visa programs it issued over the years. Being a country built by immigrants, the government invests a lot of effort and funds into providing visa programs that are as inclusive as possible.

One of these visa programs is the Working Holiday Visa – Subclass 417. The Working Holiday Visa – Subclass 417 allows you to legally work and travel for up to 12 months in Australia. You can also study for up to 4 months and do just 3 months of specified work to become eligible for another year of adventure and professional advancement in this beautiful country.

You must be asking yourself now, this must be too good to be true, right? It’s probably difficult getting such an amazing visa. Well, that’s where you’re wrong!

The visa requirements are quite simple:

  • You must hold a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction (United Kingdom, Taiwan, Belgium, Canada, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden.)
  • You are 18 – 30 years old (or 35 if you’re Canadian, French or Irish)
  • You applied outside of Australia
  • You are not accompanied by a dependent child 

If you hit Check! On all of these requirements, then you are already halfway there.

If you’re ready to apply for your Working Holiday visa (of course you are), or if you have any questions about it, contact our team of immigration specialists at UIS Australia. We will be happy to provide you with a full eligibility screening and guide you towards getting your visa.

Ron Ford

Ron Ford immigrated with his family to Australia in 2005 to work as a social worker. Following their difficult immigration process, he slowly turned to blogging and creating content about immigration: "…As a family of 5, we struggled to make ends meet. I was working around the clock and Clarissa was working in housekeeping any time she could spare. The move to Australia completely changed our lives, but it cost us a lot of money, time, and tears. Ever since I've wanted to help others on their journeys the way I wished someone had helped us".

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