Vous avez surement vu le buzz qu’a fait la dernière annonce du gouvernement australien sur le sujet du Working Holiday Visa (WHV ou PVT) pour les Français !!
Au vu de ces nouvelles, on vous a fait un petit résumé qui vous explique tout ce qui a changé !
1- LA SUPER NOUVELLE
Le passage de la limite d’âge de 30 à 35 ans!
Si tu as passé la trentaine et que tu pensais ne plus être éligible au PVT en Australie, ce n’est désormais plus le cas, et ce depuis le 1er juillet 2019! Tu peux désormais faire ta demande jusqu’à la veille de tes 36 ans!
Si tu l’attendais avec impatience, c’est le moment de te lancer!
Fait ta demande directement sur le site du gouvernement Australien et prépare toi au grand départ!
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2- THE LESSEST NEWS
Prices are rising and we were not expecting to admit everything … The price of the PVT rose from $ 450 to $ 485, an increase of $ 35 (about 7.8% …)
A little math for those interested?
Australia accepted last year 210,456 Working Holiday Visa in total *
If the figures are similar for the coming year, an increase of $ 35 per person means ~ $ 7,365,960 more for the Australian government … That’s it, here … ☺
* Source: Visitor visa program report- June 2018
3- THE NEAR GOOD NEW …
The 3rd Working Holiday Visa!
It’s no longer a secret, you know, after your 1st WHV, it is possible to apply for a second year provided you have completed 3 months (or 88 days) of work in a specific sector during your first year and in a region considered eligible for this visa.
Since 1 st July it is possible to ask March 1 th year! What are the conditions?
We have studied the subject and to be eligible you must:
- Be able to apply before the eve of age 36!
- Have done 6 months of work (179 days to be precise) during his 2 nd WHV (you read, 6 months!)
- These 179 days must have been worked in a specific sector during its 2nd year and in a region considered eligible for this visa.
- These 179 days are counted only from 01 July 2019!
Concretely, what does that mean?
- If you’re trying to make your 2 nd WHV and you have left less than 6 months on your visa, you are not eligible for this 3 rd year, since it not you have enough time to fill the condition of the 179 days.
- If you are doing your 2nd WHV, you have enough time on your visa and you want to stay an extra year in Australia, you can choose to do your 6 months under the conditions and ask for this 3 rd year visa!
Well, 6 months in the farms does it seem long too?
5- THE ALTERNATIVE!
You can choose to extend your stay through studies! And yes, you can stay and study for:
- improve your English
- continue your studies (licenses, master, MBA)
- acquire new skills in your field
- to be more competitive in the job market
How it works? The student visa!
You get a student visa for the duration of your studies and you can work up to 40 hours every 2 weeks during the course periods. During school holidays you can work without time limit, perfect to finance your stay and your studies!
6- SECOND GOOD NEWS
Since July 1, 2019, Australia’s national minimum wage has increased by 3% from $ 18.93 an hour to $ 19.49 an hour!
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