Questions tagged [australia]

An island country and continent in the Southern Hemisphere, located in the south-west Pacific Ocean. More specific regional tags (to be preferred, where relevant) include: [new-south-wales] [northern-territory], [queensland], [sunshine-coast], [victoria-australia]

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Study Permit - Canada student visa refused will it effect my australian student visa application

I am an Indian citizen, I applied for a tourist visa in Canada, in 2014. It got rejected as I had no travel history and on other grounds. My maternal uncle is a citizen of Canada and my mother is a ...
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Probationary Australian licence - U.S car rental

Based on this previous post 5 years ago (Can I use my probationary Australian driver's license to rent a car in the United States?) it sounds like I shouldn't have an issue - however I just ...
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Tourist Visa (600) denied

I just want to ask. I am a permanent resident in Australia. I applied for a tourist visa for my sister and my niece (sister's daughter) but they got denied. Reason was they think my sister might not ...
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waiting for Australia student visa approval [on hold]

I applied for Australia student visa in the last week of July 2019. I am supposed to report to the university by 18th August 2019. Its 15th August 2019 already, I still did not get any response from ...
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Australia Post-Graduate Visa: Is it obtainable after returning to complete one final semester? [on hold]

I began an undergraduate degree in Australia in 2010, but ran into some visa troubles before I could finish my course. I left the country in 2015 under the PIC4014 criteria which meant I could not ...
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Can I bring nicotine patches for personal use into Australia?

I am going to Australia for a holiday. I am using nicotine patches to quit smoking. I can't find any information, whether nicotine patches are allowed by Autralia Customs. On the official website, ...
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Can I travel for leisure to Australia with a 600 Business Stream visa? [duplicate]

I have a valid 600 Business Stream Visa (valid for one year with multiple entries) to travel to Australia. I travelled to Perth earlier in the year for business meetings. With this visa am I allowed ...
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Can I fly in and out of Australia with an unpaid fire related fine? [closed]

So a few months ago I was given a $650 fine for "lighting a fire in a national park" and I remember the police officers mentioning something about us breaking a federal law. Now I disputed the fine ...
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Australia 600 Visitor visa, Can I reapply while the existing visa is still active?

I had applied for visitor visa for my in-laws. It expires in Oct. Unfortunately they cannot visit Australia until after Oct. I was wondering if they can apply for new visitor visa while the existing ...
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How to Obtain Fast Track Entry to Australia

Would somebody please tell me if there is an expedited service for returning Australians to get through customs quickly? I have dual citizenship (USA/AU) and while I can find info about going faster ...
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Can we carry coriander seeds powder and Dried Ginger Powder to Australia?

I am from India. I would like to know that Can we carry coriander seeds powder and Dried Ginger Powder to Australia? Thanks.
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Booking via wotif.com using US bank account permissibility

Can I book a hotel in the USA using a bank in the USA via an Australian website, wotif.com? Does this exchange work?
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Do Australia and New Zealand have a travel ban on Somalis (like Wikipedia says)?

The Wikipedia article on visa requirements for Somali Citizens lists three countries that refuse admission to Somali citizens: the US, Australia & New Zealand. I know the US travel ban is true—it ...
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Importing wooden trinkets into New Zealand and Australia

I have been travelling and have picked up some neat wooden trinkets. I will be holidaying in New Zealand before travelling back to Australia. I know that both countries have restrictions on such ...
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Do pedestrians imitate automotive traffic?

I'm from the USA, where we drive on the right side of the street. When walking, I always felt like heavily trafficked areas manage themselves by imitating the automotive traffic (usually). Pedestrians ...
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changing dates for a visitor visa to Australia

I'm from Argentina and I'm living in New Zealand for a year. I have a visitor visa for Australia. I'm going for 3 days on m way home. But it expires in August and I'm going there at the end of ...
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Can one use a US passport with a valid ETA to enter Australia if Aus citizenship has been granted (but no Aus passport yet)?

I applied for citizenship by descent for my daughter 4 months ago assuming there would be plenty of time to get an Australian passport before she travels to Australia at the end of July. Due to a ...
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How to request Visa Records from Australian Embassy

Is there a way we can request past Visa records or the Visa rejection letter from Australian Embassy? I applied for an Australia Student Visa in 2008 and my Visa got rejected in 2009. I don't have ...
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Australian visit Visa refusal based on visa officer mistakes

I need suggestions about that my brother visa is refused for Australia. All the reasons that are written in the rejection letter do not belong to him. For example, he is not doing business, its ...
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Receive UK visa vignette from a different visa centre

Is it possible to have the UK visit visa vignette be obtained from a different visa center? I applied for a UK visa (in progress in Sydney) but I'll be travelling next week to Schengen country and ...
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Evidence of Applicant's Travel History for Visitor Visa (600) Australia

I am stuck in progressing the visitor visa profile of my parents as it is not letting me go to next step. My parents have never travelled overseas yet and they have no history of travel. The online ...
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Can I apply for work visa for one country and tourist visa for another at the same time?

Some background to my question: I'm on a work visa in UK My husband is on a different category of work visa in UK I applied to switch my visa (within UK) to be his dependant and it takes another 6-7 ...
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Getting from Avalon Airport (AVV) to Melbourne CBD

One way to get from Avalon Airport to Melbourne CBD is by Avalon City Express. It's 24 AUD one way or 46 AUD roundtrip. I was wondering whether there are any other transportation options that are ...
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Regarding myki Explorer pack

According to this website, the myki Explorer pack includes a day unlimited travel in metropolitan Melbourne. It's also mentioned there that it includes $9 myki Money for travel. Does it mean that ...
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Reducing the cost of the trip from the Sydney Airport (SYD) to CBD

The official transportation website of the NSW shows only one option for traveling from the Sydney airport (International Terminal) to the CBD (intersection of Pitt St. and Goulburn St.), at least for ...
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Does one need cash in Australia?

As far as I understand, most (if not all) places in Australia accept credit cards. But are there scenarios when one would still need cash or when using cash is more advantageous? To be specific, I'm ...
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Indian Citizen applying for Australian Visitor Visa from USA

Am currently working in US on L1B visa and my Visa is expiring on Nov 2019. Am planning to visit Australia on a Tourist/Visit visa during December 1-16 2019 to visit my friends. Am planning to fly ...
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Can I bring a lightsaber from Disneyland into Australia?

I want to visit Galaxy's Edge and build myself a custom lightsaber, as well as maybe buy a couple of the legacy ones for display in my theatre room. If I have them packed with the blades removed, can ...
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Can an Indian travel from Australia to Delhi with only 40 days of validity remaining on the passport? [duplicate]

Will I be able to take a non stop flight from Melbourne to Delhi with this validity? I wasn't aware of the six month validity rule that exists in several countries. It never came up and I feel ...
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Public transportation options to 12 Apostles

Are there public transportation options from Melbourne to 12 Apostles (and back) that would allow me to make a round-trip within 1 day (e.g. depart Melbourne at 7am and return to Melbourne at 10pm on ...
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Checkin staffs at airport were unable to print my boarding pass

I was travelling to Melbourne (MEL) fron Dhaka (DAC) by Malysian Airlines couple of weeks ago. Everything was ok on our side. At check-in counter they were unable to print my boarding pass. They told ...
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Should I hide my travel history to the UK when I apply for an Australian visa? [closed]

I went to UK with student visa in 2007 and my college was suspended by UKBA. Then I have joined a different college and got extended one more year later that college also blacklisted by UKBA. I was ...
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Transit visa to Australia for sri lankan passport

I am going to Singapore through Australia. I have a Sri Lankan passport. But it is just a layover for 2 hours. Do I need to apply for a transit visa for that?
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Which website should I use to choose restaurants in Australia?

Which websites do people use in Australia for the purpose of chosing local restaurants?
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Can I carry a mercury-vapor quartz lamp on a flight from Moscow to Sydney?

I would like to bring to Australia a quartz lamp for medical reasons (personal use). Flight Moscow-Sydney via Doha with Qatar airlines. Is there anything stopping me doing so and is it best in check ...
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Australian visa -Global processing time is exceeded but no response from consultate?

I'm asking this question on behalf of my colleague. He applied for an Australian visa on 29th may 2019. It has been more than 25 days (over 7 days of global processing time). But there's no response ...
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Does an Indian citizen with B1 B2 visa, need a transit visa in Australia? [duplicate]

planning to travel Dubai to Christchurch via Sydney. Flight layover time will be 2 hrs maximum.Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa in Australia ?
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How to write International Movements in Australia Graduate Visa if I visited Schengen area?

I'm applying for a graduate visa (subclass 485) in Australia. I'm currently stuck on: Part E: International Travel / Movements Have you travelled to any country other than Australia in the ...
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Should I declare a faux wood object to customs when entering Australia?

Should I declare the item I'm bringing to Australia; even though it is made out of faux wood? It is not actual wood and does not fall into the category of wooden goods as I just checked (it is ...
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Enter Australia on an expired passport [duplicate]

I am a dual Australian/British citizen. I have let my Australian passport expire, however due to a change in circumstances in the UK I am looking to return to Australia permanently within the next ...
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Can I transfer my Australian visa to a new passport if it has a different name?

I got a visitor visa for Australia and now I want to change my name from my maiden to my husband's. Is it possible to transfer my visa to my new passport,or should I cancel my visa while I change my ...
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AU Visitor visa (subclass 600) Business Visitor stream: National ID card and other passports/documents for travel

I am a citizen of the Russian Federation. Currently, I work and have my family in Germany (permanent residency). In order to apply for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) Business Visitor stream, I should ...
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Can I apply for a working holiday visa at age 30 and get the full 12 months?

I am British and approaching 30 years old and would like to apply for a Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa in Australia. If I successfully apply and enter the country already age 30 and a bit am I ...
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Documents for AU Visitor visa (subclass 600) Business Visitor stream

I am a citizen of the Russian Federation. Currently, I work and have my family in Germany (permanent residency). I was invited by a possible future employer (a university) for a job interview in ...
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Tourist visa refused after WHV

I recently spent 2 years in Australia working with my Working Holiday Visa. In this time I did little to no sightseeing. In almost all cases I was asked to stay longer by my employers. My plan was to ...
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Updating Passport details for Australian Visa [duplicate]

I just did my 929 form application for changing my valid visa from old passport to new passport, but i received an email that the approximate time for the process is 40 days, i need to visit ...
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How can I check the status of an Australian visa application?

How do I find out the status of my australia visa application? I applied at the same time as my wife. She recieved hers within 24 hours. It was done on 5/27/19 and I have not received a response.
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Indian Passport nearing 6 months validity, Will it be a problem to travel to Australia without its renewal though a Valid 2yrs Visa is available

My Indian passport expires on 15th December 2019. I hold a WPLT for 2 years. I'm planning to travel Australia around 6th June 2019. Questions Is there any 6 months restriction on Indian passports ...
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Bucket list - Trans Australian railway - food and stopover issues

One of my bucket list items is to travel on a train in the trans-Australian line (if that is the right term). Are there specific tickets that allow me to stop in small towns on the way (to tour, ...
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Technical stop Flying Dubai to Christchurch [duplicate]

I will be flying from Johannesburg via Dubai to Christchurch with a technical stop in Sydney, do I need a Visa for this?