Work and Holiday Visa

There are 500 places available annually under this scheme to young Australians for a stay of 12 months in Spain.

11/21/2014
To be eligible you must:
  • Be an Australian citizen, resident in Australia and have a passport with a validity that covers the intended period you will stay in Spain.
  • Be at least 18 years of age and not more than 30 years of age.
  • Hold a return ticket or have sufficient funds to purchase a return.
  • Be coming to Spain for tourism purposes, with work being a secondary intention for your visit.
  • Not be accompanied by any dependants.
  • Possess sufficient funds to maintain yourself during your stay.
  • Hold travel insurance before travelling to Spain valid for the whole of your intended stay in Spain.
  • Posses a functional level of Spanish.
  • Have completed at least 2 years of higher education.
  • Meet Spanish health and police clearance requirements.
  • Not have been a recipient of this programme before.
  • Not work for the same employer for more than 6 months during your stay.
  • Apply for the specific visa and pay the prescribed fees.
  • Applicants who participate in this programme are able to study in Spain, however the period of study cannot exceed 4 months.

Each visa application must include:

  • Passport with a validity that covers the period you will stay in Spain.  It must have a t least 2 blank pages plus one photocopy of the details page of the passport.
  • One visa application form duly completed and signed.
  • One passport size photograph on a light coloured background, photo must be glued (not stapled) to the visa application form on the top right hand corner.  Photographs must be printed on quality photographic paper.
  • A non refundable visa fee to be confirmed .
  • Return ticket or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket.
  • Evidence of having enough funds (a minimum of $915.00 AUD per month) Acceptable evidence of sufficient funds can be demonstrated in the form of: bank statements, travellers cheques, recognized credit cards with sufficient credit available (up to date statements).
  • In the event that a parent or guardian is committed to covering the applicants cost, then they must provide a statutory declaration signed before a Justice of the Peace and include a legalized copy of their passport, a copy of the applicants’ birth certificate and current bank statement.  Please note that internet printed bank statements do not normally show the account holders name and therefore not be accepted.
  • Comprehensive travel Insurance to cover medical and hospital charges, including associated repatriation cost.
  • Medical certificate from your Doctor or GP, less than 3 months old, with the following text both in Spanish and English:
  • “This medical certificate states that Mr/Ms…. Does not suffer from any of the diseases that can have serious implications for public health, pursuant to the provisions of the International Health Regulations 2005”
    “Este certificado medico acredita que el Sr/Sra….. no padece ninguna de las enfermedades que pueden tener repercusiones de salud publica graves de conformidad con lo dispuesta en el Reglamento Sanitario Internacional de 2005”.
  • A police clearance certificate from Australia and any other country where the applicant has lived for the last 5 years( this document must be less than 3 months old) . http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx
    NOTE:  Please do not forward a copy of your actual fingerprints, we require the results of the Police checked against your name and fingerprints.
  • Application for an NIE, form 790 duly completed (foreigners Identity number) $13.95 AUD (non refundable).
  • Letter of Government Support issued by the Australian Department of Immigration (www.immi.gov.au)  ACT and Regions office.
  • Find the office closest to you at:http://www.immi.gov.au/Help/Locations/Pages/Australia.aspx
  • Please ensure that you write down your appointment time as we do not re-confirm appointments. The application may not be lodged earlier than 3 months before the start of entry into Spain.
  • Supplementary documentation to verify  the application may be required.
  • Please be aware that the visa officers will not assess an application until your appointment.
  • The applicant is informed that submitting the above mentioned documents does not guarantee automatic issuance of the visa.
    ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE LODGED IN PERSON WITH SUFFICENT TIME FOR THE PROCESSING OF THE VISA AND SECURING AN  APPOINTMENT AS THEY ARE OFTEN BOOKED OUT MORE THAN ONE MONTH IN ADVANCE. IT IS NOT  POSSIBLE TO LODGE AN APPLICATION BY POST. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IF NO APPOINTMENT HAS BEEN BOOKED BY TELEPHONE (02 9261 2433) BEFORE HAND. ​
  

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