31 July 2008
Number of visas for Australia increased
The number of visas available under the work and holiday scheme in Australia has been increased by the Federal Government. Senator Chris Evans, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, has revealed the number of visas will rise to 1,500 from 500.
According to Senator Evans the increase concerns people moving between Chile and the country, making it easier for some to get an Australian visa. He said: "This visa assists young people from both countries to travel and experience different cultures and have closer contact with a local community."
He adds that so far the scheme has been well received from Chilean people and urged Australians to take up this visa opportunity. It allows people to enter the country to study towards a tertiary qualification for up to four months or to work for a maximum of six months in a 12 month stay. It was recently revealed by Shelter Offshore that many people want to get a visa to Australia for its lifestyle.
Interested in going on a working holiday to Australia- Visa Bureau makes the process easy, offering clients a number of exclusive offers. Take the online assessment today.