I'm a Filipino with a permanent residency here in New Zealand, I noticed that I have a 13 hour stop over in Sydney Australia, from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM, do I still need to get a transit visa?


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According to Timatic you will need a transit visa for Australia as you will be at the airport for longer than 8 hours.

Australia - Transit Visa

Visa required.

Transiting without a visa is possible for: ...
Nationals of Philippines transiting through Cairns (CNS) or Sydney (SYD) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 8 hours on the same calendar day. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination...

Additional information: Airlines can verify the status of an electronic visa holder by using Australia's Advance Passenger Processing (APP) system before boarding the aircraft. Verification by airlines using Australia's Advance Passenger Processing (APP) system will require the details of the travel document that the visa is issued against.

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