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We had a theory that we would get a working holiday visa and hopefully get sponsorship whilst in Australia to apply for permenant residency.

I know its a bit risky but as they are taking so long to process permenant visas for trades people it seems like a quicker option.

Is is possible to get this type of visa with two kids as well,

Would really appreciate any help on this as im feeling a bit hopeless at the moment!! x
 

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You can't have dependents on a WHV. You can have those on a visitor Visa (no work allowed).

It says so on this page at Immi:
Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)

* not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during your stay in Australia
Note: A dependent child is the child, or step-child, of you or your partner who:
o is not married, engaged to be married, or in a de facto relationship
o has not turned 18.

If you would like a dependent child to join you in Australia you must apply for a different visa such as a Tourist visa. If you have dependent children who will not accompany you at any time you must apply for a Working Holiday visa using the paper application. You are not able to apply online.
See: Working Holiday visa applications - paper

We had a theory that we would get a working holiday visa and hopefully get sponsorship whilst in Australia to apply for permenant residency.

I know its a bit risky but as they are taking so long to process permenant visas for trades people it seems like a quicker option.

Is is possible to get this type of visa with two kids as well,

Would really appreciate any help on this as im feeling a bit hopeless at the moment!! x
 
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