Australian Working Holiday Visa and Australia Immigration Points
Australian working holiday visa allow you to combine a holiday with work to supplement your funds. It allow you to enter Australia within 12 months of your visa being granted, stay up to 12 months, work in Australia for up to 6 months with each employer, study for up to 4 months and leave and enter Australia as many times as you like while the visa is valid.
To be eligible for an Australian working holiday visa you must have the following requirements:
• Be outside Australia when applying for the visa and when the visa is granted
• Not have entered Australia on a working holiday visa before
• Be aged between 18 to 30 years at the time of application
• Have no dependant children
• Hold a passport for one of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, republic of Cyrus, and Denmark, Estonia, and Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, republic of Korea, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and United Kingdom.
You can qualify for a second working holiday visa, if you have worked for a minimum of 3 months as a seasonal worker in regional Australia during your first working holiday visa. This visa is activated on arrival in Australia and any time spent outside Australia while on your visa does not extend the length of the visa.
Australia immigration points test pass mark is 65 points. If you score less than 65 points your application will be refused. The following are the type of Australia immigration point:
Skilled independent is for those with an occupation on the new occupation list and required no sponsorship.
Skilled sponsored requires a nomination by a state or territory government. You must have an occupation on the state/territory nominated skilled occupations list.
Skilled regional sponsored requires sponsorship by a relative living in a designated area or a state or territory government.
Your eligibility for points is determined by your age on the day of making your application. One significant change to the points test is that people aged 46 to 49 will now be able to apply, although no points can be earned under the age for applicants from 45 to 49 years of age. The age related points will be as follows:
Age 25 to 32 30 points
Age 18 to 24 and 33 to 39 25 points
Age 40 to 44 15 points
Age 45 to 49 0 points
You can earn points on English language proficiency above competent English as follows: Superior English for 20 points and proficient English 10 points.
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