06 May 2014

Work and Holiday Visa agreement between Poland and Australia announced

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Young people from Australia and Poland will soon be able to work and holiday in each other's countries, with the signing of a reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement.

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash has announced that young people from Australia and Poland will soon be able to work and holiday in each other's countries, with the signing of a reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement.

Minister Cash said the following on the new arrangement:

"This arrangement, when brought into effect, will enable up to 200 young adults from Poland and up to 200 young adults from Australia to travel to enjoy a holiday in each other's country, during which they may engage in short-term work and study.

"Poland joins a number of other countries in signing a reciprocal work and holiday arrangement with Australia, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Turkey, the United States of America and Uruguay."

The work and holiday visa differs from a working holiday visa as it requires applicants to have the support of their government, hold or be studying towards tertiary qualifications and to speak functional English.

"Over the coming months, both Australia and Poland will work closely together to implement the necessary legal and administrative processes to bring this visa into effect." Minister Cash said.


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