Australia and Vietnam sign Work and Holiday visa MOU

Australia and Vietnam have signed an MOU that will allow reciprocal Work and Holiday visa arrangements for 200 young people from both countries to experience each other’s culture.

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Senator Michaelia Cash said over the coming months, both countries will be working closely to implement the necessary legal and administrative processes to bring the new visa into effect.

‘This is a great opportunity for young people to experience a once-in-a-lifetime cultural exchange while at the same time strengthening links between our two countries,’ Minister Cash said.

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.