What is a Working Holiday?
A working holiday allows you to live in a country and work to fund your travel for a set amount of time. Does this mean you're going to make your fortune while on one? Most likely no. Let’s face it though, Australia is expensive, so too many nights at the coolest club or tanks of gas while driving around the outback and you can kiss your bank balance goodbye. This visa is here for you to take a break and earn some cash to keep going. Because living off of rain water and cookie crumbs from the bottom of your bag, is no way to live.
Who can get such a glorious visa?
How long can I stay?
Note while you can stay for 1-2 years, in most cases, you can only work at a job up to 6 months, before having to move on.
How to apply:
Some countries are allowed to complete the form online, others have to follow offline processes. The website can walk you through your requirements. In most cases, the visa you’re granted will be electronic so you won’t have to worry about mailing in your passport or scheduling an embassy visa to get a label.
Looking for Work:
Some final thoughts, while you can work here, make sure you’re prepared financially BEFORE packing up and leaving. It takes time to establish a job, housing, etc. So jumping on the plane with only $300 is probably a terrible decision. Make sure you have enough money for a few months at least AND some for a plane ticket on. Nothing’s a guarantee in life, so make sure you don’t get stranded.
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