What is the 417 and 462 visa?

The 417 and 462 visa allow you to work/holiday in Australia for up to 1 year.


What is the Difference between the 417 and 462 Visa?

Working Holiday (subclass 417) visas is open to passport holders of Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan or the United Kingdom. You must be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) – except for Canadian, French and Irish citizens up to 35 (inclusive).

Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visas is open to passport holders of Argentina, Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the United States, Uruguay or Vietnam.

Additional requirements need to be satisfied for Subclass 462 visa applicants, such as specific educational requirements, evidence of financial capacity. They may also require a letter of support from their government and evidence of functional English (with the sole exception of US Citizens).

What are the conditions of the visa once granted?

You must not work for a single employer or more than six months at one location and you cannot study for more than three months.

You can be granted up to three working holiday visas. However, if you want to apply for a second visa, you must have completed 3 months of specified work whilst holding your first visa. This is work in specified industries in regional Australia, some examples include mining, fishing and tree farming. If you want to apply for a third visa, you must have completed 6 months of specified work on your second visa.

How to Apply for the Visa/application steps?

  1. Assess your eligibility with Withstand Lawyers to ensure you meet the visa requirements
  2. Gather your documents for the visa application using our comprehensive and tailored checklist of documents
  3. Lodge your Application and ensure post-lodgement requirements are arranged such as completion of medical examinations
  4. Wait for a decision


What is the processing time?

11 – 30 days

What is the cost of the 417 and 462 visa?



Why choose Withstand Lawyers for your Working Holiday visa?

Australia’s immigration laws are complex and everchanging. It can be challenging to discern the appropriate pathways to get the best possible outcome. Our immigration lawyers and Registered Migration Agents have significant amounts of training, expertise, and experience working with this type of visa. We will be able to streamline the process for you to ensure applications are submitted to the Department as decision-ready.



How to get Permanent Residency after a 417 Visa?

There is no special permanent visa for 417 visa holders, you would need to apply for a permanent visa before your working holiday visa expires.

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