Young people from Australia and Argentina now have the opportunity to visit and work in each other’s countries through a work and holiday arrangement that came into effect today.
The new work and holiday arrangement aims to strengthen cultural exchange and widen economic ties and links between the two countries.
This arrangement will allow university-educated Australians and Argentines aged between 18 and 30 to work and holiday in each other’s country for up to 12 months.
The work and holiday visa differs from a working holiday visa as it requires applicants to have the support of their government, hold or be studying towards tertiary qualifications and to speak functional English.
Argentina has become the latest country to have a reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement with Australia, joining a number of other countries, including Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.
There will be an annual limit of 500 work and holiday visas for both countries.
Further information on the work and holiday visa program can be found at www.immi.gov.au
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