Visa First Blog

A blog dedicated to Working Holidaymakers and people willing to immigrate



5 Myths About Australian Working Holiday Visa

Australian Working Holiday visa is one of the most popular visas among the young people. Australia has currently working holiday arrangements with 20 countries, allowing their passport holders aged between 18 and 30 to spend one year in the country with a limited permission to work up to 6 months in any one job. There’s […]

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Applying for an Australian visa with a criminal history?

Can I apply for an Australian visa if I had a criminal record in the past? You need to satisfy the basic character requirements and to advise us if you have any crime conviction inside or outside Australia. You may be asked to provide a court transcript and a receipt of fine paid, as part […]

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Moving to Australia

Everything you need to know before you plan the Big Step Down Under. No matter if you are planning to go to Australia as a Working Holiday maker, to work under the business sponsor visa (457 subclass) or to migrate permanently, you need to plan everything in advance. So, where to start from? Make a […]

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The Conditions under the Australian Working Holiday Visa to be revised

Today, the Australian Fair Work Ombudsman announced that the conditions under the Working Holiday 417 visa are going to be revised because of some allegations that the working holiday makers are used as a free labour in regional areas. The working holiday 417 visa is granted to people under 31 to holiday and work in […]

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Why you should work in Australia?

Why you should work in Australia You probably already know what Working Holiday is and how to get Australian working holiday visa. We write about it all the time. However there is one very important question which you probably ask yourself – Why? Why to work in Australia, why to travel in Australia… Why Australia? […]

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Australia and Urugay sign a Working Holiday Agreement

Australia and Uruguay have signed new Working Holiday Agreement that will allow their citizens to enjoy extended holidays in each others country. Uruguay is currently the last country to sign a Working Holiday Agreement with Australia joining other countries such as Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Turkey and the United States […]

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Australia expands its Work and Holiday Program

Australia is beginning to negotiate with Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel and Greece about establishing new Work and Holiday Programs. The new discussions with these countries show the value of the bilateral relationship that Australia has with those countries. Chris Bowen the Australian minister of immigration thinks that establishing a Work and Holiday Program with them […]

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Irish working holiday backpackers needed in West Australia

  West Australia is launching an aggressive Irish recruiting program in search of more than 2000 working holiday workers in the tourism and hotel business (waiters, chefs, bartenders, receptionists, housekeepers and managers). The Australian Hotels Association discovered that less than 7% of all Irish working holiday backpackers are traveling to Western Australia to seek jobs, […]

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