The “rite of passage” working holiday visa allowing Australians to work andreopen will be retained and extended to people aged 35 under a new free trade deal. Prime and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed the FTA agreement in principle today, with the fine print to be thrashed out in the coming days. Australian citizens between 18 and 30 are eligible for the Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417), which and travel in Britain for up to two years.
To be eligible, you must be under 30 and have £2530 ($4628) in savings in your bank account for 30 consecutive days. But under the changes agreed to by Britain, Australians aged up to 35 can now apply for work visas. You will also stay longer with the new key to operating rights for up to three years. “I said we would wait for the right deal, and I think we’ve got the right deal between the UK and Australia,’’ Mr. Morrison said in London. “This is the most comprehensive and ambitious agreement that Australia has concluded. Our arrangement with New Zealand is the only one that connects closely with that.”
A new agriculture visa will also be established for UK visa holders, allowing, for example, shearers to move between the two countries more freely. Last year Trade young people from each country undertaking an almost rite of passage of living, working, traveling around each other’s countries,’’ he said.predicted the free trade agreement hwould makeit easier to travel to work in Britain. “We, of course, have a rich history of
“Perhaps we can streamline and extend that,” he said, so the “terms of that are as flexible as they can be.” Britain officially left the EU on 31 January 2020, allowing it to pursue independent transition period. The struck the free trade agreement after a three-hour “working dinner” at Boris Johnson’s residence on Monday night.. However, it is still negotiating its future relationship with the bloc, which will come into effect on 1 January 2021 after a year
It’s an essential agreement for the UK because it’s also Britain’s first major FTA since Brexit. Under the FTA, Britain has agreed to liberalize Australian beef, sheepmeat, and sugar imports, increasing their tariff-free threshold and tapering tariffs over time. Australia and the UK have also committed to provisions ofortemporary entry that will support economic recovery, enhancetravel, and encourage people to travel and work in each other’s territory based on reciprocity.