The Immigration Department of Australia has made some recent changes to the Working Holiday Visa since 1 July this year. The Visa, which is a popular option for young people from Korea looking to learn English, earn money and experience foreign living, comes with various requirements which potential applicants will need to be vigilant of complying with. In this Interview, John Kim Partner at H & H Lawyers, takes us through eligibility requirements as well as the recent changes and what this means for prospective Visa applicants. Finally, listeners are provided with key practical points to remember in relation to living in Australia while on a Working Holiday Visa and things they may wish to prepare for before travelling.
Today, we will be talking about the working holiday visa - or what many would call the third privilege of youth.
We are here again with Partner John Kim from H & H Lawyers Sydney to discuss your queries in relation to this visa.
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We know that working holiday visa holders have been paying taxes. But as we mentioned last week on our broadcast, the Federal Court has held that requiring the payment of taxes from working holiday visa holders is indeed illegal. Ever since the decision, visa holders have been eager to find out whether the taxes they have been paying would be returned. Producer Sungil Park will be providing us with the details.
[Federal Court Rules Taxing Working Holiday Visa Holders Illegal https://www.sbs.com.au/language/korean/yeonbang-beobweon-hoju-weokingholridei-segeumeun-bulbeob-pangyeol-gugseceong]
Since the news was announced last week, there has been significant interest being shown from those on working holiday. We will need to watch closely what will happen with this decision.
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Today we were joined by Partner John Kim who has helped us navigate the various requirements in relation to applying for a working holiday visa.
On 20 November 2020 at 6pm, the Australian embassy will be holding a seminar for working holiday visa holders residing in Bunbury, Western Australia. The seminar which will be held at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre will share vital information on safety in Australia, legal pointers, pensions and useful tips for settling into Australia after you have arrived. For those interested, this is a good opportunity to gain valuable insights on how best to adjust to life on working holiday in Australia.
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