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What are the chances of being granted a 2019 Working Holiday Visa?

As of mid January (early on in the Visa season), there is still a great chance of obtaining a WH Visa for many IEC participating countries. Now is the best time for Au Pairs to apply and the best time for families to start interviewing future Au Pairs. If you are seeking an Au Pair for September don’t leave selection until summer! For the best results, give yourself as much time as possible for Visa approval. Remember, just because the Au Pair has been accepted into the pool doesn’t mean she is guaranteed an invitation to apply.

We’ve posted a chart below to help you visualize the current availability of Working Holiday Visas. Australia is always the best bet as there is no quota. For host families this chart is helpful in determining which countries are the “best bets” when searching for your next Au Pair. Compare candidates in the pool to number of spots available. As you can see… countries like France are long-shots.

Pool Quota Invitations to date Invitations last round Spots available Candidates in pool Chances of invitation
Australia Unlimited 2088 848 Unlimited 247 Excellent
Austria 165 127 65 87 64 Very Good
Belgium 750 541 325 407 247 Very Good
Chile 725 57 30 688 4062 Very Low
Costa Rica 80 27 14 64 230 Very Low
Croatia 275 182 80 172 26 Excellent
Czech Republic 1000 0 0 1000 2032 Low
Denmark 350 143 53 257 23 Excellent
Estonia 110 0 0 110 145 Open
France 7150 700 500 6709 16535 Very Low
Germany 4490 2441 2225 3044 485 Excellent
Greece 180 0 0 180 224 Open
Hong Kong 200 135 90 120 43 Excellent
Ireland 10500 2671 1341 9002 512 Excellent
Italy 1000 760 590 566 82 Excellent
Japan 6500 1378 1378 5233 186 Excellent
Latvia 40 0 0 40 111 Open
Lithuania 175 32 10 155 608 Very Low
Netherlands 480 0 0 480 701 Open
New Zealand 2500 0 0 2500 563 Excellent
Norway 130 47 8 96 1 Excellent
Poland 635 0 0 635 741 Open
Portugal 1750 222 47 1606 18 Excellent
San Marino 25 4 0 23 1 Excellent
Slovakia 315 66 66 275 596 Very Low
Slovenia 80 0 0 80 67 Open
South Korea 4000 0 0 4000 12692 Very low
Spain 890 0 0 890 1445 Open
Sweden 580 125 26 502 10 Excellent
Taiwan 940 75 30 906 4329 Very Low
UK 5000 3815 1810 2756 3027 Very good

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