Australia Signs New Work and Holiday Visa Pact with Vietnam

March 27, 2015
Australia and Vietnam reach a new Work and Holiday Visa agreement

Australia and Vietnam have reached a new work and holiday visa pact, which enables hundreds of young individuals to visit and work in both the nations. 

Notably, 200 Vietnamese and 200 Australians will be issued a visa so that they can experience their cultures via a new exchange program. 

The Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, stated that both the nations have strong ties and this new visa regime will boost people to people exchanges within the two nations. The new visa pact is designed to raise opportunities for individuals who are in between 18 and 30 years and enables them to experience a new culture while working and studying for one year. 

The Assistant Minister for Immigration, Michaelia Cash, stated that the within the next few months, both the nations will work together to execute the required legal as well as administrative procedures to introduce new visa. 

Cash stated that it was an excellent opportunity for young people to get exposure to both the cultures while reinforcing ties between the two nations. 

It has to be mentioned here that Vietnam is the new country to sign a work and holiday visa regime with Australia. The country holds the similar agreements with other nations, which includes Indonesia, Portugal, Poland, Israel, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Spain, Papua New Guinea, Greece, Argentina, Thailand, Chile, Uruguay, Turkey and the US.

Apparently, the Work and Holiday visa is different from a Working Holiday visa as it necessitates candidates to have the support of their government, should be pursuing their education towards tertiary qualifications and must speak functional English.

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