- August 20, 2019
- Posted by: HIG
- Category: Immigration Updates
Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has said that it’s currently negotiating a Work and Holiday visa arrangement with India. However, it’s not in place just yet and any applications for this visa from India will fail.
Amid concerns that unscrupulous migration agents operating overseas are resorting to misinformation about Australia’s Work and Holiday visa to ensnare gullible visa seekers, Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has clarified that this visa is not available for Indians yet.
The Department says any applications for Work and Holiday visa from India will not succeed as India currently is not among the eligible countries for this visa.
“Australia does not currently have a Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa arrangement with India, so any application for this visa from an Indian national would not meet the legislative requirements,” a spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs told SBS Punjabi.
However, the Department has confirmed that India is among the thirteen countries that Australia is currently negotiating with to include them in the visa program.