All You Need to Know about Immigration, Working Holidays, Visas etc
Replies: 47 - Last Post: Nov 17, 2013 9:38 AM Last Post By: Valteo
Jul 19, 2011 6:37 PM
Sep 19, 2011 2:30 PM
31for those headed to melbourne, this site may help http://www.workingholidaymelbourne.com/visa/visa.html
Jan 31, 2012 4:08 AM
32do u know thats if u r an israeli and want to work in australia u have to issue not only work visa but also an entry visa ...
Mar 28, 2012 9:27 PM
33What can I add, you need to be under 30 if you are applying for your 1st working holiday visa (cheapest entry visa to australia and NZ). They both have the options to convert into a 2nd working holiday and thats it as far as the Working Holiday visa goes but you can convert these into either study visa's (very strict now...if you do this please choose your course well and use a real university or a TAFE for studying), Business Visa's (If you open a business), a 457 Partner visa (If you are with someone more than 6 months in NSW/VIC then you are in a Defacto relationship as long as you have a joint bank account and live together paying joint bills), or the other option would be to use the points system and migrate on the General Skilled Migration Visa (remember to check the points that your skills fall into on the government immigration website as they are constantly updating this list:- http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/points-test.htm). Hope this helps, I found it quite overwhelming when I first had a look at the migration website but the best advice is to take your time and decide what is best for you in the circumstances and then apply.
Aug 14, 2012 5:22 AM
Sep 17, 2012 11:35 PM
Sep 25, 2012 1:29 PM
36I was hoping to be able to find employment in the leisure industry in one or both of my different interest areas (if this is possible) whilst i am in country. My main hobbies are skiing, kite-surfing and most of all skydiving where i am a BPA qualified packer and would like to perhaps work as a tandem packer as this can be a good way to support oneself.
Does anyone out there know people who have been employed in these areas on working holidays in the past?
Oct 31, 2012 12:43 AM
37I am planing to go CIC Australia in Melbourne... can you guide me that what are the hotel issues i have to face..... any body can tell me here..???
Oct 31, 2012 3:49 AM
38Contact Cambridge Inter College's accom officer to see if they have any places that they can recommend.
OR if you can't get anything, got to www.gumtree.com.au, there is always places there where people are looking for housemates.
How long is your studies?
If few weeks, maybe a hostel stay would be better, if a few months, get a houseshare at Gumtree.
Only the ultra rich will stay long term in hotels.
One thing though, what do you mean by "hotel issues you have to face"?
Any hotel will take you if you can pay the bill... if you are going to stay a long time, maybe they might have a problem with that. But it would be more economical to hostel it or house share it if your course is a few weeks/months.
Oct 31, 2012 4:06 AM
39Unless you go far out of the city, which would add to travelling time, maybe its better to live in CIC House, even $900 a month, at least you will be staying with other students.
If you want to really save, you would have to go past Bell St, Preston, which is about 15 to 20 mins by tram to the city to the college, x 2, will be a long time on public transport.
Oct 31, 2012 4:10 AM
Oct 31, 2012 4:12 AM
Sep 30, 2013 3:51 PM
Nov 2, 2013 4:40 AM
43Just a thought, but perhaps this thread could have been broken down into two: One for New Zealand and one for Australia. The vast majority of the posts are about Aus but sometimes hard to tell and naturally, things vary between the two.
Also, to clear up some misinformation, in some instances (depending on your country) you are eligible for a WHV up to and including age 35. I'm 36 (and Canadian) and just arrived in NZ and was approved for a WHV when I was 35. I was, however, too old to get one for Aus.
Seems a lot of people assume once they're over 30 they are no longer eligible for a WHV but not true for all countries. For NZ, you can check eligibility here (scroll down): http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/workingholiday/
Edited by: Altheaa
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