This GMS Flash Alert reports that Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced the People’s Republic of China is to be included as part of the Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa program
Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced the People’s Republic of China is to be included as part of the Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa program.1 This is scheduled to take effect from 21 September 2015. The agreed program is for up to 5,000 visas.
This extension of the Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa program will attract more young visitors from the People’s Republic of China for working holidays, and enhance cross-border exchange between Australia and China.
This visa allow visa holders to:
The program for Chinese nationals requires that the applicant:
Applications must be made by appointment and in person at one of the three authorised providers located in Beijing, Guangzhou, or Shanghai.
This arrangement now brings the total number of countries with access to the Work and Holiday visa to 14 with the following countries included: Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, USA, and Uruguay. The commencement date for Slovenia is still currently pending.
In addition, the Working Holiday Visa subclass 417, a similar program, includes the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR (including British National Overseas passport holders), Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan (R.O.C.), and the United Kingdom.
This article is excerpted, with permission, from “Work and Holiday Visa Extended to China” in Migration Newsflash (18 September 2015), a publication of the KPMG International member firm in Australia
For further information or assistance, please contact your local GMS or People Services professional*, or one of the following professionals with the KPMG International member firm in Australia:
New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
Michael Wall (Immigration)
Tel. +61 2 9335 8625
Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania
John Unger (Immigration)
Tel. +61 3 9288 5725
Ivan Hoe (Immigration)
Tel. +61 8 9263 7181
Queensland and Northern Territory
Stephen Abbott (Immigration)
Tel. +61 7 3233 9554
* Please note: KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide immigration services.
The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in Australia.
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