From reading my last post, you would have read that I JUST received my Working Holiday Visa to the UK. You know the one I had to shell out $400CAD for? The one that let’s me work only 12 months out of the 24 its valid for?
As of November 27, 2008, the following changes have occurred to the UK Working Holiday Visa:
• new visa allows the participants to work full time for the full 24-month duration of their visa (whereas the old WH visa only allowed participants to work for 12-months of the 24-month visa)
• new visa has dropped in cost to $210 (it used to be approximately $435 CAD) and SWAP will drop the registration fees to reflect this change.
Can this not have happened 2 weeks prior? I would’ve had an extra ~$300CAD in my wallet to show for it too! Why would SWAP not have said: “Anna, things are about to change if you wait 2 weeks.”
Not that this is gonna deter me away from trying to work the full 24 months illegally, but I would’ve had a cleaner conscience because of it at least! (Not to mention some more $$)
Regardless, what’s done is done and I’m gonna have a ‘smashing’ time. Incredible Hulk pun not intended.