How long does it take to process a Working Holiday visa for Australia?
A client of ours is interested to know how fast she can receive her Australian Working Holiday Visa. As the chat continues another interesting question pops up. One of the prerequisites to get the visa is to have at least 2,200 GBP in your bank account before you go. Can she still make it to Australia and back if the funds in her bank account are not sufficient to cover these criteria? Find out in the chat session below.
Peter: Hi Fay
Fay: Hi, how come you can process a visa so quickly if a travel agent takes 6 weeks?
Peter: Visa First is a visa agent and we deal with Australian and New Zealand Immigration directly.
Peter: Would you like to apply for your visa now?
Fay: How much does it cost?
Peter: 115 GBP is just for the 12 month Working Holiday Visa
Peter: Our basic arrival pack is 164.97 pounds and it includes the Australian Working Holiday Visa + Australian Bank Account + Australian Tax File Number /similar to the NIN in the UK/ and you get a free Vodafone Australian Sim Card.
Fay Evans: Is there a requirement to have a certain amount in the bank account on arrival?
Peter: Yes, you must have 2200 GBP in your bank account.
Fay: What if you don’t have that much?
Peter: Then you should have a return ticket at least.
Fay: Okay. Does it make a difference if I have a job secured before I get there?
Peter: Not for this visa.
Fay: What if I don’t have anywhere near that amount in the account?
Peter: Will you have a return ticket?
Peter: Then it is fine.
Fay: So it’s not likely that I would be deported or anything?
Peter: The Working Holiday visa is the easiest and cheapest visa to get – so don’t worry – they will let you in :). People with criminal records are also getting the Working Holiday visa as well – you will have no problems getting in and out of Australia.
Fay: Okay, thanks!
Fay: Is there any other way of paying other than over the phone?
Peter: You can send the money from the post office, or from the bank. The address is on our web site www.visafirst.com
Fay: Oh, okay. I would prefer to do that rather than over the phone that’s all.
Peter: It will take a few days more.
Fay: That’s not a problem I just didn’t want it to take weeks!
Peter: I will e-mail you the application form for you to complete. All the details are on the application form.
Peter: You can check your e-mail now.
As you can see there are workarounds and the requirements are flexible. If you have any doubts whether you are eligible you can always write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do whatever we can to help you obtain an Australian Working Holiday visa.