Young adults from Uruguay and Australia are now able to enjoy the best of what each country has to offer thanks to a new work and holiday visa arrangement between Australia and Uruguay. From April, Australians and Uruguayans can apply for a visa under the program.
Australian and Uruguayan university-educated travellers, aged 18-30, now have the opportunity to spend up to 12 months in each other’s country on an extended holiday, during which they can gain short-term work to help fund their stay.
The work and holiday program is a great way for young adults to experience the lifestyle and culture of other countries. Uruguay joins the growing list of Australia’s work and holiday partner countries, which includes Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.
Information on visa eligibility and how to apply is available on the department’s website.
Young Australians and Uruguayans will be able to enjoy an extended holiday in each other’s country under a new work and holiday agreement.
The work and holiday visa agreement between the Australian and Uruguayan governments was signed at Parliament House in Canberra on 29 November 2012.
The agreement provides a unique opportunity for university-educated Australian and Uruguayan travellers aged between 18 and 30 years old to work and holiday in each other’s country for up to 12 months. More information on work and holiday visas is available here.
There will be an annual limit of 200 work and holiday visas for both countries. Arrangements will be made over the coming months to enable Uruguay and Australia to start issuing the visas to its citizens.
Keep checking this blog and the minister’s website for further updates.
We’ve recently published the latest working holiday maker visa program report. The report contains interesting background information about the program and up-to-date statistics on the numbers of visas granted both by year and country of citizenship as well as statistics about the total number of visa holders in Australia.
As at 30 June 2012, there were 132 107 Working Holiday visa holders in Australia, which represents a 22.3 per cent increase since the previous program year.You can also find the latest visa grant statistics about the new Work and Holiday arrangement with Argentina.
The Migration and Visa Policy Division (which publishes this blog) produces a wide range of regular reports. In addition to the reports available for the 457 program, there are now regular publications available for the student visa program, and the June 2012 visitor visa program quarterly report is now published.
Aside from temporary visas, the department produces a variety of publications on different aspects of the work we do and the services we provide. For more information check our website at www.immi.gov.au/media/publications.htm
A work and holiday visa arrangement between Australia and Argentina came into effect today.
Under this new arrangement, young Australian and Argentine adults aged 18 to 30 will have the chance to holiday in each other’s country for up to 12 months, and can even do some short term work to help fund their stay.
Argentina joins the growing list of Australia’s work and holiday partner countries, along with Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.
More information about this visa, eligibility requirements, and how to apply is available on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.