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stevyweaver

Second WHV exceptions?

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Hey folks,

I am just looking some advice really.

In May 2010 I went to Australia with a WHV. I had booked through a group planned thing in Sydney.

I only stayed in the country for 2 and a half months, and travelled the East Coast (best experience ever!!!).

Looking back now, I know the WHV wasn't the appropriate visa for me.

I would love to go back to experience working in Australia and living there for a year.

 

Does anyone know of any exceptions to the WHV requirments? I have my flights in and out of the country back in 2010 and I have all my bank statements that prove that I didn't work during my time there. Is there any way I could be able to follow and exceptions process or even appeal the decision? Or is the reality just that I won't be able to have this experience because of my last visit?

 

Any advice would be really welcome!

 

Thanks,

Stephen

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There are NO exceptions.

 

You entered Australia on a WHV and didn't do the 88 days of specified work in a regional area to make you eligible for a second WHV. It doesn't matter how long you stayed or whether or not you worked, you have used (wasted) your once in a lifetime opportunity.

 

"Or is the reality just that I won't be able to have this experience because of my last visit?" Yep, that's right.

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No option to even appeal this visa and apply for a 1st working holiday again? lol (wanting to exhaust all options).

 

Failing this, I might just have to try to get a New Zealand visa instead... :yes:

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I think once you've used it that's it, no exceptions at all by the sounds of it. You could definitely try the New Zealand one plus you can always visit Australia on a tourist visa

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No option to even appeal this visa and apply for a 1st working holiday again? lol (wanting to exhaust all options).

 

Failing this, I might just have to try to get a New Zealand visa instead... :yes:

 

No, there is no chance at all.

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