Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship
This document lists the information and supporting documents required to lodge a complete application using the paper form 1208.More information about this visa is available.See: About this Visa Important: Do not provide original documents unless requested.
You should provide ‘certified copies’ of original documentation. Documents not in English must be accompanied by accredited English translations. Complete applications You should ensure that you lodge a completed visa application.
While the department may ask you to provide more information in order to determine whether you meet the criteria for grant of the visa, a decision on the visa application may be made solely on the information provided at the time of application. Note: The Visa Application Charge will not be refunded if a decision is made to refuse to grant the visa because the applicant did not satisfy the criteria for grant of the visa. Complete applications are likely to be processed more quickly.
Incomplete applications may be delayed or, in some cases, refused. After completing this checklist, please attach it to the front of your application (if lodging a paper application form). Forms, fees and charges Complete the paper application form. See: Form 1208 Application for a Work and Holiday visa Visa application charge. Credit card details, bank cheque, or money order, made payable to ‘DIAC’: If you are in Bangladesh, check www. bangladesh. embassy. gov. au for payment methods. If you are in Chile, check www. chile. mbassy. gov. au for payment methods. If you are in Indonesia, check www. indonesia. embassy. gov. au for payment methods. If you are in Malaysia, check www. malaysia. embassy. gov. au for payment methods. If you are in Thailand, check www. thailand. embassy. gov. au for payment methods. If you are in Turkey, check www. turkey. embassy. gov. au for payment methods. If you are from the USA and wish to lodge a paper application form, for payment methods check with the departmental office where you intend to lodge your application.
See: Working Holiday Visa Charges Personal documents Certified copies of the biodata pages of all passports or travel documents (including the photograph) Certified copies of birth certificates or the family book, showing names of both parents (not required if in passport) If you have changed your name (eg by marriage or deed poll), a certified copy of evidence of the name change Two recent passport sized photographs (45mmx35mm) of you. • These should be of the head and shoulders only against a plain background. Print your name on the back of each photograph Character documents Police certificates from any country in which you have lived for 12 months or more in the last 10 years (For applicants from Iran only). See: Character and Penal Clearance Requirements Other documents Results of an IELTS, TOEFL, or Occupational English test, undertaken not more than 2 years prior to application, or alternative evidence of English (not required for applicants from the USA).
If you have served in the armed forces of any country, certified copies of military service record or discharge papers. Evidence of sufficient funds. Certified copy of a bank statement showing you have access to appropriate funds of at least AUD5000. Letter of Government support for application (not required by applicants from the USA). Evidence of relevant education qualifications. Evidence of health insurance, if required.