If you have been thinking about nursing in Australia, you’ll require a visa. The Working Holiday Visa (WHV) is one of the most popular visas to be able to work in Australia. Wait before we move on, how do you even get a WHV?
-Hold a valid passport from the UK, New Zealand, America, Canada, Ireland or Hong Kong (more countries available). To find out if you’re eligible for the WHV check out the links below.
-Be aged between 18-31 (18-35 if you’re a Canadian or Irish passport holder)
-Not held a WHV before
What are the WHV changes that may affect you?
At the end of 2018, there were significant changes to the WHV, so here’s a summary of the key changes to help you navigate around a confusing topic, so you can have all the relevant information before you start organising your WHV to Australia.
-Over 31 in Canada or Ireland? You’re Now Eligible to Apply for the Visa
The most talked about change has been the increase for
HCA Tip: If you’re in your early thirties and thought you’d missed out now is your chance for the adventure of a life-time, so start researching. Negotiations to increase the age limit for other countries are in talks, so make sure to look out for any legislative changes.
-Extending Your WHV is Now Easier for Americans
If you are on the 462 Visa (Americans) and want to extend your stay for a 2nd year because you love Australia so much, you can now apply for your second-year visa. You still need to complete three months (88 calendar days) of specific work to apply.
HCA Tip: This means your adventure to Australia may not just be a short-term one. If you’re coming from America or any other eligible country, you can apply for your second-year visa and continue to enjoy what Australia has to offer. Follow the below link for all you need to know.
If you have any more questions about getting a visa, or anything else related to nursing in Australia, such as AHPRA registration or work opportunities, our friendly International Team will be happy to assist, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.