Im going to Australia, is it better to apply for Working holiday or skilled work visa? I am red seal welder. benefits of work/holiday visa?
Hey Marriah. It all depends on what you want to get out of it. If you're looking to travel, work in retail, hospitality or something similar then I would say go for the working holiday visa - its cheaper, easy to obtain but does have some restrictions. If you want to work in your trade and also want to consider purchasing property, you should look at the skilled working visa. To my knowledge, you can't buy a property in Australia unless you're a permanent resident and the path to getting residency will be much easier if you're on a skilled working visa. Keep in mind that as of July 1 there were changes to the visa process here in Australia which may or may not affect whether you can apply for a skilled visa. I'd recommend taking a look here to see what type of visa you can apply for: http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/immigration-and-visas/work-visas Hope this helps! over 2 years ago
It all comes down to what level of luxury you like to live in. If you take the budget option, in Vietnam at least, you can get by on $5-10 USD per day for accommodation, $5USD for transport and $5-10USD on street food and cheap eats. Alcohol is pretty cheap as is entry to museums and other sights but if you choose to go on a tour, you'll find that your money won't go as far. Take a look at this website which should give you a general guide based on each city/region you're travelling to: www.expatistan.com Enjoy :) almost 3 years ago
In my opinion, 3 weeks isn't long enough to do both countries. I went to Vietnam in September for 2 weeks (weather was great then btw) and it wasn't long enough. In terms of where you should visit, Ho Chi Minh/Saigon is a really cool city steeped in history and a day in the Chu Chi Tunnels is a must as are the war museums if that's your thing. Hoi An is really beautiful and you can do some bicycle tours out into the countryside which is really cool. Sapa is also a must see with some great sights and photo opportunities. The weather in the north and south of Vietnam is very different so whilst the south might be really warm, the north might be cold, so try to go there at a time when its good weather in both (Feb-Apr or Aug-Oct). Vietnam is a really beautiful country so I hope you take your time exploring and enjoy! :) almost 3 years ago