A working holiday subclass 417 visa to Australia is specially designed for young travellers who are seeking an extended holiday in Australia, with the benefit of limited work and study rights. As a working holiday visa holder, you can spend 12 months in Australia from the date of your first entry. You can then apply for a second year Working Holiday visa to extend your stay by a further 12 months if you meet specified requirements. From 1 July 2019, eligible applicants can also commence performing specified work to enable them to apply for a third year working holiday visa (as discussed below). This means that you could potentially reside in Australia for up to 3 years on a working holiday visa if you satisfy prescribed requirements. Read on to find out all you need to know about a working holiday subclass 417 visa to Australia. Are you eligible for a Working Holiday subclass 417 visa to Australia? To qualify for a first year Working Holiday subclass 417 visa, you must:
- Hold an eligible passport;
- Be aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) at time of application. If you are a Canadian or Irish citizen, you will be subject to a higher maximum age limit of 35;
- Intend to temporarily stay in Australia as a genuine visitor, with your primary purpose being to have a holiday;
- Demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your personal expenses for the first 3 months of your stay in Australia (minimum of $5,000) and for your departure fare;
- Have a reasonable prospect of securing employment in Australia;
- Have a good immigration record; and
- Health and character criteria.