Reciprocal Work and Holiday agreement with Slovak Republic announced
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Reciprocal Work and Holiday agreement with Slovak Republic announced

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Another destination for young Australian’s has been added to the list of countries available through a reciprocal work and holiday agreement. The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs recently announced that an agreement has been signed between Australia and Slovakia allowing up to 200 people from both countries to experience travelling and working abroad from the mutual agreement.

“The agreement will provide the opportunity for a culturally rich experience for the young adults of Australia and Slovakia and strengthen our already warm people-to-people links,” said Minister Bishop after signing the agreement with Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affair, Miroslav Lajcak.

The arrangement will be based on the eligibility requirements of the Work and holiday Visa (subclass 462) which allows successful applicants to stay in Australia for 12 months and work with an employer for up to 6 months.

The fundamental  requirements for the possibility of gaining a Work and Holiday visa include:

  • Have functional English
  • Must hold or be studying towards tertiary qualifications
  • Be at least 18 years old and no older than 31 years old
  • Meet character and health requirements
  • Have support from their government

Slovakia will join other countries who are part of the reciprocal Work and Holiday agreement with Australia such as United States of America, Turkey, Spain, Poland, Thailand, Portugal, Chile, Indonesia, Argentina, Bangladesh, Uruguay and Argentina.

If you would like any more information on the Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) or any other Visa options available, please contact our experienced team of migration agents.

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