It is a measure of the government of the oceanic country that invites citizens from all over the world between the ages of 18 and 30 to cover the licenses required in the face of rising Covid-19 cases.
This Wednesday, after an official announcement, the Government of Australia confirmed that during the next three months it will be receiving young people from all over the world and they will be able to apply for their work and travel visa at no cost.
With certain requirements to be met, the objective of this measure is to reactivate the economy stalled by the coronavirus pandemic and fill the jobs that remain vacant due to licenses or isolation due to positive cases.
In a press conference, Prime Minister Scott Morrison explained that they will offer the visa free of charge for about 175,000 young people.
Australia, recognized for being one of the preferred destinations for backpackers and students, will now seek to attract them with the famous “work and holiday” or “working holiday” visas.
Approval to the Argentines
One of the primary requirements to be able to access them is to have the complete vaccination schedule. In that sense, a piece of news favored Argentines who wish to expand: the Australian Therapeutic Products Administration validated the Russian inoculant Sputnik-V as proof of vaccination for those who arrive in the country.
In his speech, Morrison urged future travelers to apply for visas to study, travel and at the same time help the country through work. “Travel across the country and at the same time join our workforce and help us in our agricultural sector, in our hotel sector and in many of the other parts of the economy that depend on that workforce,” he said.
Australian visa to work
Those Argentines who wish to travel to Australia and at the same time work should know that in the first place to apply for both visas they must be between 18 and 30 years old. At the same time, they are granted for a period of 12 months and offer the possibility of studying for 4 months in the local educational system.
In addition, it is a requirement to have a valid and up-to-date passport, to have completed tertiary studies or two years of university and to have a “functional” level of English. Finally, it is important to have money to be able to support yourself and be able to return. According to estimates, the amount sufficient for a visa approval can be around US$3,600.
Australian visa to study
Regarding the requirements for the student visa, it is also intended for a young population between 18 and 30 years old who wish to pursue master’s degrees or diplomas. In addition, people over 30 who want to study English can apply.
Among the advantages it offers is the possibility of working full time (at least until the new modification takes effect) and it allows you to bring relatives with you. However, it has a limitation regarding the areas where it is allowed to work: those authorized are care for the elderly, agriculture, tourism, hospitality and retail (work in supermarkets or stores).