More visas under work and holiday arrangement with Chile
Released on = November 10, 2006, 10:30 pm
Press Release Author = Neoli Marcos
Industry = Government
Press Release Summary = The quota for the Chilean work and holiday visa arrangement has been increased from 100 to 500 to meet increasing demand, Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Amanda Vanstone announced today.
Press Release Body = The quota for the Chilean work and holiday visa arrangement has been increased from 100 to 500 to meet increasing demand, Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Amanda Vanstone announced today.
\'Australia is becoming a more popular destination for young Chileans,\' Senator Vanstone said today.
\'The cap until now of 100 visas has been reached within the first four months of the year, with many more applicants awaiting visas.
\'The increase to 500 - effective today - will give more young people from both countries new opportunities to travel and experience different cultures.\'
The Chilean Government has also increased from 100 to 500 the cap for Australians travelling to Chile.
The work and holiday programme allows tertiary students and young professionals aged between 18 and 30 years from Australia and Chile to work and travel in either country for up to 12 months.
The work and holiday visa differs from a working holiday visa, as it requires an applicant to have the support of their government, hold or be studying towards tertiary qualifications, and to speak functional English or Spanish respectively.
Web Site = http://www.nationalvisas.com.au
Contact Details = National Visas Web site: http://www.nationalvisas.com.au Address: 3 - 118 Church Street Hawthorn, Victoria Australia 3122 Phone: +61 (0) 3 9697 4922 Fax: +61 (0) 3 9815 1544