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Working holiday visas?

Question by Corz: Working holiday visas?
Hey guys

I’m a soon-to-be 21 year old australian guy, planning on taking off to any particular country which participates with australia in the working holiday program/scheme thing. I know a canadian girl who is here on one who says that when her WH visa to australia expires she’s going to leave and start another one to new zealand.

Is this possible? Can you go on a working holiday and then whilst you’re there and your WH visa is coming towards the end, apply for another one with a different participating country? Like, through the australian embassy located in the country you’re about to leave?

As much info even beyond my actual question about these holidays and the rules etc etc would be soooo appreciated.

Thanks!!

Best answer:

Answer by GPapenburg
Well, I can only answer for Germany ore moreless for the rest of Europe since there are the same conditions at present.
This working holiday program sounds to be a good tool to travel and also make enough money to continue your travelling. But that’s not true [at least at present due to the economical crisis]. Germany for example has expanded the provisions of the “saisonal unemployment act” which had allowed certain professions who could not work during winter-time [bricklayers, tilers, masons, painters] to receive benefits of the Federal Unemployment Insurance to those, regardless of profession and time who are forced to work shorter weekly hours and get shorter wages/salaries because of the economic situation.
One prerequisite of this law is that no temporary workers may be instated as long as regular pay-rollers are on shortened work-hours. This has led to the fact that in 2009 almost no jobs were available to German students who regularly finance additional expenses by working full time as holiday substitutes. I do not really want to disturb your plans but tell you about the real situation before I continue with the theoretical provisions of staying several years on work holiday visa.
The prerequisite to get a Working Holiday Visa [WHV] for European countries is holding sufficient funds to cover your stay even without working and for most countries it is limited to an age of 30 years [35 years for some countries]. This would be another obstacle to stay in all countries which have a reciprocal agreement on working holidays for young poeple. Another argument against being able to visit all of those countries will be the fact that you for sure will not be getting additional WHV if your passport shows that you have had others before and have shortened the allowed time frame.
Anyhow, to get back to your question, there are certain countries in Europe [I have not listed all] which allow the application for a WHV outside of Australia so that you could actually stay a couple of years provided you have the money for doing so.
Belgium: Application must be lodged from Australia

http://www.diplomatie.be/canberra/default.asp?id=28&mnu=28&ACT=5&content=122

Finland: Application can be made from the country of residence

http://www.finland.org.au/public/default.aspx?contentid=88198&contentlan=2&culture=en-US

France: Personal appearance at the Australian consulate for biometrics to be taken.

http://www.ambafrance-au.org/france_australie/spip.php?rubrique565

Germany: Application can be made at any German Embassy or in Germany itself

http://www.canberra.diplo.de/Vertretung/canberra/en/01/Visabestimmungen/download__datei__mb__woking__holiday__visa,property=Daten.pdf

Ireland: Application can be lodged though the London Visa Office

http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=80991

Italy: Australian residency mandatory
http://www.ambcanberra.esteri.it/NR/rdonlyres/12400342-615B-426D-8D30-7364457FC126/0/Infoworkingholidayvisa.pdf ..
The Netherlands: Application can be lodged at a Dutch Embassy in Europe

http://australia.nlembassy.org/consular_affairs/working_holiday

Norway: application from Australia

http://www.norway.org.au/visas/workingholiday/workingholiday.htm

Sweden: application from residing country possible

http://www.swedenabroad.com/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=0&page_id=2354&query=%22Working%20Holiday%22&hiword=HOLIDAYS%20Holiday%20WORKINGS%20Working%20

UK: offshore applications possible

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier5/youthmobilityscheme/applying/howtoapply/

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Question by Flirtatious gurl!!!!!: Economically wise, which country is the best to live in in Europe?
I speak many languages and plan to be a linguist, so it’d probably be a good idea to travel. I hate living in America though. People I know here are so stupid and the schools are terrible and I don’t want to raise a family in America… I’m supposedly really advance in intelligence for my level I skipped two grades and already had dual enrollment, and I don’t know if I’m actually smart or if people are really dumb…. anyway, I know the economy here also really sucks. I don’t think it will get better when I need it to be (I’m 16 and get my license in a week, I can’t find a job for my life and my car is a gas guzzler). Right now is the worse time for people my age.

Back on track, what country should I move to in Europe that’s best economic wise and culturally?
When I say I don’t like the people in America, I’m saying the people I’m around. If everyone I’m around is some stupid redneck that doesn’t know grammer and constantly stereotype people, I want to move. I’ve lived in so many states in the US and everywhere is different, California is my favorite, but I can’t live there. So I want to live in a different country for ECONOMIC reasons. And American schools compared to European and Eastern Asia schools are great according to relatives and friends who live there.

So to all of those people who misunderstood my opinionated speech, I’m sorry but you don’t know the people I live around.
When I say I don’t like the people in America, I’m saying the people I’m around. If everyone I’m around is some stupid redneck that doesn’t know grammer and constantly stereotype people, I want to move. I’ve lived in so many states in the US and everywhere is different, California is my favorite, but I can’t live there. So I want to live in a different country for ECONOMIC reasons. And American schools compared to European and Eastern Asia schools are great according to relatives and friends who live there.

So to all of those people who misunderstood my opinionated speech, I’m sorry but you don’t know the people I live around.

Best answer:

Answer by I am your potato
Luxembourg because it is very rich, also, try countries in Scandinavia
Also, I am not American, but what you said is mean towards the Americans because you are just steriotyping probably because of the tv

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3 comments on “Working holiday visas?

  1. America doesn’t suck, and your intelligence has nothing to do with what you think about a country, They wanted me to skip some grades to, and also they said my I.Q. is genius level, but I love my country, If you don’t want to stay State-side for economic reasons that’s understandable, but in all fairness the entire European Union economy is crumbling just as much as we are because Greece went bankrupt. So If I was to go to Europe simply based on economy, I would go to Norway or Switzerland. And yeah theres alot of stupid people here, but then again people are people anywhere you go, Europe’s not going to be that much different on that

  2. if you want to live in a perfect little Scandinavian world where all your furniture is flat packed and your most wanted is a parking ticket evader, go to sweden and watch as your life becomes so uneventful you forget what year it is

    if you want to be permanently reading about how badly your kids are behaving, commenting on the grey weather and enjoy hearing about every time a celebrity farts, live in britain

    if you like being rude to foreigners while you eat cheese, oil and wine, and STILL live longer than the tourists you mock, live in france

    if you enjoy beer, clean streets, friendly people and speaking english, live in germany

    If you enjoy pretending to live in germany, live in liechtenstein

    if you like grey concrete buildings and corruption, live in the eastern bloc, there’s good money as a policeman, tax collector, or drug dealer

    if you are a liberal, live in the Netherlands, if you aren’t, stay the f*ck away

    If you like riots, head over to greece quick!

    If you like sleeping in the sun and watching obscure basque sports, go to spain

    my opinion is germany (or similar countries) or the netherlands, ‘cuse im a german liberal, europe’s a great place to live, we like slagging off american politicians too

  3. Apologies to the countries i’m gonna miss out. Maybe someone can fill in the blanks.

    Russia: Awash with cash and new investment. It’s as popular as Zimbabwe to live in, although Russia does have a rich cultural history.

    Eastern Europe: Forget it, Most of their citizens are working in Russia or western europe to make money.

    Switzerland: OK
    Germany: OK
    France: OK
    UK: OK
    Holland: OK
    Sweden: OK
    Norway: OK

    Greece: Broke
    Portugal: Broke
    Ireland: Broke
    Italy: Broke by Xmas

    Of the rest, The principalities and offshore islands are doing well but won’t let you in.
    Other countries are ok for holidays but lack alot of the social provisions you find in the EU.

    Special note re: Bulgaria – Worst country in europe. Racist, Sexist, Homophobic and Facist. It is the arsehole of Europe.

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