Subclass 462 visa – work and holiday visa
Subclass 462 visa is one of the most desired visas among international people. It allows them to enjoy their holidays while still being able to work to support themselves in the beautiful country. How to increase your chance of being granted this Work and Holiday visa?
What is a Subclass 462 visa?
Work and Holiday visa – Subclass 462 is a visa that allows young people to combine holidays and work up to 3 years in Australia.
You can arrange to meet the requirements for a 3 year stay right after your first visa grant.
The number of visa places are limited according to each country. It’s best to find a qualified and registered migration agent to support you to apply for visa 462.
Benefits of a Subclass 462
Subclass 462 holders will be entitled the following benefits:
Stay in Australia within 12 months. You can then apply for an extension if eligible.
To travel in and out Australia within the visa validity.
Work and Study
To work within the visa validity.
To study for up to 4 months.
Requirements of a Subclass 462 visa
|Passport||Have a passport from an eligible country.|
|Age limit||From 18 to 30 years of age.|
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
AApplicants must have functional English (equivalent to IELTS 4.5, PTE 30 .. .)
Note that your English certificate must be valid within 1 year.
|Health||Meet the health requirements.|
|Finance||AUD5,000 for initial stay|
|Visa lodgement and grant|
- To apply for visa 462 the second time: you must have at least 3 months of work experience in one of the required fields.
- To apply for visa 462 the third time: you must have at least 6 months of work experience in one of the required fields.
Required documents for Subclass 462 visa application
Provide one of the following proof:
|Health and character|
Contact VEM if you need further assistance.
Notably, VEM will always accompany you even after you’ve received your first Subclass 462.
Steps to apply for Work and Holiday visa
- Step 1: Check whether you meet the 462 visa requirements.
- Step 2: Prepare the documents and apply for the Subclass 462.
- Step 3: Provide additional documents (if required).
- Step 4: Receive visa 462.
You may consider applying for another kind of visa after your subclass 462 expires. Contact our qualified and registered migration consultant for advice (MARN: 1577877).
Cost of a Subclass 462 visa application
The cost of a Work and Holiday visa is AUD635 for each applicant. In addition, you need to pay other fees such as health examination, biometrics collection and police clearance check.
Processing times of a Subclass 462
|90% of the applications are processed within||41 days|
To be granted the visa in the earliest possible time, your visa application should be processed properly and as a “ready made decision”. Contact VEM for further assistance.
Work field for visa extensions
- Agriculture, Forestry and fishery
- Aged care
- Road building
- Hospitality in remote areas
Pathways to become an Australian permanent resident with visa 462
Subclass 462 visa cannot help you proceed to a permanent residence (PR) visa, however, you can apply for another visa to facilitate your PR process, for example you may apply for a student visa or partner visa if you meet the requirements.
Frequently asked questions
You must be offshore when applying for the first visa. For the second and third visa, you can be onshore or offshore when applying or being granted this visa.
No. They need to apply for a Subclass 462 visa separately.
No. You must be under 30 years of age when applying for visa 462 for the second and the third time.
We accompany our clients for their whole immigration journey. Contact VEM for further assistance.
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