Argentine citizens have the option of taking advantage of the agreements that the government has with the Australian authorities to work legally.
Those who meet the requirements and are able to work, have in Australia an open field for good income. There is a high demand for aeronautical engineers, agronomists, programmers, database administrators, analysts, developers, and many others.
Salaries vary depending on the job you are going to perform. Even so, the minimum salary was established at $2,200 per month, but a programmer can receive $83,000 in a year and a developer up to $98,000. The payments in field or non-conventional jobs are higher than what a normal employee earns in a company.
Daily expenses depend on each person, there is no standard rate, but it is according to consumption. For rent you pay between $280 and $400, although searching you can find some cheaper. A phone plan costs about $46 a month and electricity about $27 a week, that’s if you have to pay for it. There are hostels of all prices, depending on the comforts they have.
The truth is that if you want to try some time in Australia, here you have three types of visa that you can choose if you are Argentine. These are the Working Holiday, student and of course tourist.
Visa Working Holiday para argentinos
This document allows you to work for one year in Australia and also the possibility of extending it for another 24 months. In 2022, the quota was increased by 30%, which means that 4442 quotas were opened. The start date for applications was July 1. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30, not having turned 31 at the time of submitting the application.
You must have a valid Argentine passport, be outside of Australia, prove that you have command of English, have completed two years of university studies, have sufficient funds to pay for your stay (at least 3,185 USD) and have health insurance with coverage international. The entire process is done online and the approval procedures take a maximum of two months.
Once you get the go-ahead, You have exactly one year to enter Australia and 12 months to legally live in the country. You can come and go as many times as you want, study for four months and work continuously with the same employer without having any problem with the authorities. If you like this visa, you know what you should do and not let the opportunity pass you by.
Student visa in Australia for Argentines
If you want to study in Australia, you can opt for a document that also allows you to work 20 hours a week to pay for your stay. The Student Visa is valid for English courses, vocational or university training in degree, master’s or doctorate. The duration of the permit depends on the study program you choose. If you select one that lasts 10 months, you will have two additional ones that the government grants you so you can spend a vacation.
the visa does not have an age limit, you can travel with your partner and you do not need to prove a minimum level of English. The cost is 650 Australian dollars, you must be at least 18 years old, be enrolled in one of the available courses and take out medical insurance that covers you during your stay. Once the permit ends, you have the possibility to renew it once more.
Tourist visa for Argentines in Australia
The document is known as Visitor 600 and allows the holder to visit all the wonders that this country has. It can be requested for periods of 3 to 12 months, although the final decision remains in the hands of migration. To apply, you need to create a profile at online.immi.gov.au/lusc/login with personal details and a password. Then, you validate the account in the email and start the application process. You must meet all the requirements and enter the requested documents. Within a maximum period of 48 days you will have an answer. When approving it, they indicate the validity period of the visa.
The cost is 145 Australian dollars and it is used to visit family and friends, take a course of up to 90 days, attend congresses or business meetings. You must have on hand your valid passport with at least six months of validity and blank pages. It is advisable to take out travel insurance, have a letter of invitation to the country, have enough money and prove that you study or work in your hometown.