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DIBP working to expand WHV program

DIBP working to expand WHV program

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is looking to expand our country's Working Holiday Visa (WHV) program to include more partner countries.

As it stands, 19 countries are on the WHV list. These include Canada, France, Germany, China and the United Kingdom, to name just a few. The full list can be found here.

Now, the DIBP is looking to add Greece, Mexico, Spain, Poland and Israel into the mix, along with a number of other countries.

In order to apply for a WHV - either a subclass 417 or subclass 462 - you need to meet a number of requirements. For instance, you must:

- be aged between 18 and 30 when you submit your application for these migration visas
- hold a current passport for one of the WHV programs' partner countries
- meet health, character and financial requirements
- not bring dependent children with you to Australia

The subclass 462 visa has a few additional requirements attached to it. These include having "functional" English, completing at least two years of tertiary study at an undergraduate level and possessing a "letter of home government support", states the DIBP.

If you would like to know more about our WHV program, get in touch with migration agents in Australia today.

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