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Working Holiday Visa 35 years old – Are you eligible?

Working Holiday Visa 35 years old – Are you eligible?

Looking for a Working Holiday Visa 35 years old in Australia?

People over 35 years of age can reduce as if they are part of a few countries (French, Canadian and Irish citizens) they are eligible to apply for a subclass 417 & 462 Working Holiday visa.

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Working Holiday Visa 35 years old – Are you eligible?

Here’s the ultimate guide to everything there is to know about Australia Working Holiday Visa 35

What is the working visa Australia age limit?

Previously the age limit changed for the Working Holiday visa in Australia. It was previously based at just 30 years old. This means that if you are over 30, you could not apply for a working visa in Australia.

This age limit has continually been the subject of much debate. At the end of 2018, Canadian and Irish citizens rejoiced as it was expanded to the age of 35 years for them. In middle of 2019, the Australian government also increased the age limit to 35 for French nationals. It is likely that in the coming years, more countries are included in the 35 age bracket. If any changes are made we will update this article. For now only the following countries are eligible for the 35 year working visa:

  • France
  • Canada
  • Ireland

If you do not fall within one of those countries, the age limit is currently 30 years old. We do not expect this to change during COVID19 where Australia has imposed a hard border, however, it is likely to change post this global pandemic.

Where can I find this information?

The working visa is governed by the Migration (LIN 19/183: Arrangements for Working Holiday Visa Applications) Instrument 2019.  You can find a link to this legislation here.

Schedule 1—Countries or regions, passport conditions and age requirements

Note:  Where no younger age is specified, subparagraph 417.211(2)(b)(i) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations applies.

Item Column 1

Country or region

Column 2

Conditions

Column 3

Specified younger age  (if any)

1 Belgium Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Belgium. 30
2 Canada Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Canada.
3 Cyprus Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Cyprus. 30
4 Denmark Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Denmark. 30
5 Estonia Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Estonia. 30
6 Finland Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Finland. 30
7 France Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of France.
8 Germany Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Germany. 30
9 Hong Kong – Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China Nil. 30
10 Ireland Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Ireland.
11 Italy Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Italy. 30
12 Japan Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Japan. 30
13 Malta Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Malta. 30
14 Netherlands Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of the Netherlands. 30
15 Norway Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Norway. 30
16 Republic of Korea Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of the Republic of Korea. 30
17 Sweden Passport must indicate that the applicant is a national of Sweden. 30
18 Taiwan Passport must not purport to be an official or diplomatic passport. 30
19 United Kingdom Passport must indicate that the applicant’s nationality is British Citizen or British National (Overseas). 30

If no age has been specified, it is necessary to look to section 417.211(2) of the Migration Regulations 1994 which speficies the age is 35 years old.

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