The Minister of Immigration announced on 5 September that Australia has entered into a Work and Holiday visa arrangement with the United States
The visa will allow Australians to stay for 12 months in the United States and is a reciprocal arrangement meaning young people from the United States who meet the criteria can do the same in Australia.’
For Australian passport holders to be eligible for the visa, they must be enrolled in, or have graduated from a post secondary course of study in the last 12 months and be sponsored by a registered organisation.
US passport holders must be aged between 18 and 30 and provide evidence they are enrolled or hold post secondary qualifications, among other standard visa requirements.
A date for when these visas will be available is yet to be released.
For further details see the Minister of Immigration’s media release.