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    1. Hi All, I have questions regarding the businesses that sign off 88 days of rural work, I am currently going through the process of looking for rural work and am trying to sort my options as to what places qualify with the ability of signing off rural work. I understand that the business have to be located in a "rural" postcode and have to be in the below areas, and have an ABN -Plant and animal cultivation -Fishing and pearling -Tree farming and felling -Mining -Construction Are there any other requirements needed from the businesses to be able to sign off the 88 days of rural work? Can I work for two separate employers to cover the 88 days if work for any reason dries up at one of the employers? Does the business have to be registered as a rural company in any capacity or can I just undertake work that fits within the requirements using any company? If my payslips from the employers are listed as 7 days i.e 1st to the 7th but I have only worked 3 days due to the employer not having work on the other days, does that mean I can submit that as 7 days worked or do the actual days I have worked need to be disclosed? Any advice would be greatly appreciated with this
    2. Amy86

      WHV

      Hi Guys, today the immigration has updated the new processing time for the 417 Visa. It will be between 23 and 53 days. I'm just worried for my sister in law because she is in Australia with a student Visa but it will expire in June. So now, she is thinking to go back to Italy, apply for the 417 and Wait till the Visa will be approved. . I'm also worried that nowadays, causing all those changes and tough rules, her Visa can be refused, because the Immigration can think that she is finding a different way to stay permanently in Australia. Please share with me your experiences and your knowledges about this matter. Thank you
    3. Amy86

      417 waiting time

      Hi Guys, my sister in low wants to apply for the 417 Visa. Do you know how long will be the processing time for it, based in your own experiences?? The immi website is showing 15-44 days. Any advice will be very appreciate. thank you
    4. Hi there, I'm hoping someone can provide me with some clarity on this issue. I started working for a new employer a few weeks ago but it wasn't until I got my first paycheck that I discoveres that they weren't registered to employ working holiday makers. Basically this means I'm getting taxed over 30% when it should only be 15%. I've spoken to my employer about them getting registered and they've pretty much told me that because they're a large international company they would look into it but wouldn't make any promises that they'd actually register. I was even told they would understand if I wanted to leave my role due to the higher tax I'm getting. My employer said they spoke to the ATO who assured them I could claim back my tax at the end of the tax year. I just got off the phone with the ATO and was told the opposite. That basically if the company doesn't register for working holiday makers then I'm stuck at paying the higher tax rate and will not be able to claim anything back at the end of the tax year. Is there anything I can do about this? Thanks in advance for your help!
    5. Cjeynes

      2nd year WHV taking AGES

      Hello, I’m looking for some advise on the 2nd working holiday visa. I’ve now been waiting for 9 weeks on my application, my boyfriend and I lodged them at the same time and his got approved in 4 weeks! We did everything correctly, supplied ALL documents, got paid enough, worked on a farm for 96 days etc etc. I did get asked to provide more information with a form all about the farm which was about a month ago and I’ve heard nothing. I just don’t know what to do, I’m freaking out and wondering if anybody else’s 2nd year visa is taking this long? Is this normal? I’m in limbo here and losing my damn mind
    6. Hi all I have now been waiting 8 weeks and 4 days for my 417 working holiday visa to be granted and still no answer. The travel agent I purchased the visa through has chased DIBP twice for me and still no response, I have also been in touch with the processing team via email and chased them twice however no response. There is a number you can call on the DIBP website which is 0061 131 881... you usually have to hold for approximately 40 minutes to speak to one of the team. I spoke with a gentlemen called Alex last night and he tried calling the processing team in Queensland however there was no response, he sent them an email and asked for them to email me an update - I'm mindful that they have never responded to any of our emails and that they never will respond. Its a really tricky situation as I've missed my flight, lost out on a job and also lost money on an Airbnb. The process shouldn't take this long and I HAVE NOT been asked for any medical tests, I don't not have any criminal convictions and I hold a British passport (born in the UK) Is anyone else experiencing serious delays here??? any advise on what could be going on and who I could potentially call? its driving me insane no hanging around in limbo Thanks Nima
    7. Hi all, hope whoever is reading this is well, Has anyone had their 417 Working holiday visa denied? I applied for a 417 Working Holiday Visa (I'm a pommie) and on the form it asked if i have ever overstayed my visa in a country, which unfortunately i have done, when i was in Taiwan 2014 (obviously not meaning to- forgot to renew my visa so I went to renew it and turned out I had to renew this visa outside of the country and i had actually already overstayed so I flew home and paid a fine at the airport before leaving). My visa has not been approved/denied yet but I know Australia is strict on not wanting possible overstayers and I've read in many posts people (Brits) getting their visas approved in minutes. So, I am wondering if I'm going to end up waiting the 36 working days to find that my visa will be denied, because of my Taiwan overstay! Anyone been in this position before and had their visa approved (or denied), albeit in the 36 working day processing time frame? I've been granted a student visa before when i studied in Australia for 3 years (2010-2013) and didn't breach any rules on my visa there, so hoping that counts for something? Thanks in advance for any insight on the situation- I'm just very excited to get started on my aussie adventure but now worrying my visa won't be granted! Naomi
    8. Hi, Can anyone help? I've been waiting nearly 12 days for a working holiday visa, I'm a British citizen, and i've read people recently on here that have had their applications approved within minutes... is anyone experienced waiting ages for this?
    9. Hi all - new to forum, signed up especially as hit a new low following the ATO's WHV tax rebate rules. looking for people in similar situation. As per the ato website WHV holders who have earnt $18,200 or more between Jan-Jun 2017 will get essentially NO TAX FREE THRESHOLD on any income received Jul-Dec 2016.Say you earnt $18,200 in Jul-Dec 2016 and $18,200 in Jan-Jun 2017: this means you pay 15% on WHV income which also in turn erodes the tax free threshold on earlier income resulting in paying 19% tax on $18,200 PLUS 15% tax on $18,200. This can’t be right surely?????? I've gone from overpaying my Jun-Dec 2016 tax by $2-3k (pro-rata threshold / previous tax rules) to not only having that eroded by income earnt in 2017 but I now owe tax apparently, even though I've been consistently paying 15% tax in 2017. (FI I earnt approx $24k 2016 and $15k 2017 paying $7k in tax in total)
    10. Hi there, I applied for my First WHV around 6 weeks ago and am yet to receive a decision. A few days after I applied the DIBP requested some more documents. (Police certificate, Court doc, Character declaration). I submitted these documents ASAP (within 6 days) of the request and confirmed I had provided all information requested. I have tried phoning the office dealing with my application as it is now well beyond the advised 29 day processing time, (after spending about £40 on phone calls) only to be told it's completely out of the departments hands once more information has been requested and is down to a third party, (Police I assume) without the agent even taking a reference number. The first guy I spoke to did take my reference number and was actually checking for me and the call was dropped. Extremely frustrating to sit on hold for 45 minutes, only to be told they won't even be taking a reference number to check the status. Incredibly difficult to get through to the office, with massive hold times and expense. Anyway, my question is does anyone have experience in applying for 417 Visa with a drink driving conviction? And if so, how long did it take for the department to make a decision? The conviction was 5 years ago, I've rehabilitated and I was completely up front and honest about it on my application and character declaration. Any help would be appreciated! Cheers.
    11. Hello all My 1st year working holiday visa expires in June. I had already spent 6 months with an ad agency who said they'd sponsor me, but, after that 6 months, they said they weren't able to afford to put me in the role I'd been promised so I had little choice but to leave. After endless job searching, I'm currently in late stage interviews for mid to senior level advertising jobs with a couple of companies who said they're willing to sponsor me on a 457, but nothing is guaranteed—especially not now with the recent 457 bombshell. The reality of having to leave the life I've built here, as well as my long-term girlfriend, is starting to dawn on me. My question to you guys is, if for whatever reason I wasn't able to secure sponsorship by the time my 417 expires, do I have any options beyond just going home to the UK? Is there any possibility to request a few extra months on top of my 12 month working holiday visa in order to have time to secure a 457? Thanks TooEasy
    12. Mark Jnr Roberts

      2nd year working holiday visa?

      Does anyone know the time scale on a 2nd year working holiday visa i sent my application in with my regional work, all signed off and with a reference. ITs taken a lot longer than i have expected I've been waiting 3 weeks now, with no news whatsoever just the confirmation of a bridging visa. does any body know how long this is going to take, I'm starting to get nervous.
    13. LB93

      417 to 820 Help.

      Hi there, first ever post on here so bear with me lol. Some background info, I've recently moved here from Scotland to be with my Ozzie girl who i met when she was travelling europe. We became inseparable and her visa was expiring so i decided to get a WHV so i could be with her and if all worked out, we would look into a more permanent solution so we could stay together. The time has finally arrived and i've been here coming on 9 months now and we're going to apply for a 820 defacto visa. We have no doubts that it will be granted as we more than fit the brief, but i've been searching forums and cant seem to find an up to date answer to this question. Currently got a job working in a metal workshop casually with full time hours, and have been told that il be given a full time contract once i get this visa situation sorted. But i know that i have a 6 month limit to each employer and i read that the processing times of the 820 are currently sitting at 12 - 15 months according to the immi website. So if i apply for this visa and obtain the bridging visa, will that take effect immediately and the 6 month rule will go out the window, or does it mean i have to wait until my WHV expires in december (which would mean finding new employment) then going back to my current place of work as i have been there since April as is. Any feed back would be appreciated, thank you kindly
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