Australia and Vietnam work towards reciprocal work visas
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Australia and Vietnam work towards reciprocal work visas

Senator Michaelia Cash, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection announced the signing of a MOU (Memorandum Of Understanding) for a reciprocal work holiday visa between Australia and Vietnam. 

The Work and Holiday arrangement has been seen as mutually beneficial by both the Australian Minister of Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Sutton and Mr Nguyen Van Nen, Vietnam’s Minister and Head of Government Office who signed the agreement last week. 

The Work Holiday Visa arrangement would be similar to the existing Work Holiday arrangements Australia currently holds with other countries such as Turkey, United States of America, Malaysia, Spain and Thailand.   It is important to note the difference between the Work and Holiday Visa and a Working Holiday Visa. 

The Work and Holiday Visa program between Australia and Vietnam will have the following conditions:

* Visa is available to 200 young Australians and 200 young Vietnamese

* Applicants must be between the ages of 18 – 30

* Applicants must have support from their government

* Speak functional English

* Hold or be currently studying for a degree in tertiary education 

With the signing of the MOU from both governments, both parties will be working together over the coming months to work towards the announcement of the Work and Holiday Visa program between Australia and Vietnam. Ensure you continue to check our Latest News for more information as it’s released. 

If you are interested in applying or would like some more information on the options available for working in Australia, please contact one of our registered migration agents who will be happy to assist. 

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