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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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Is it possible for Indian citizen to visit Australia on tourist visa and buy new car and drive from Adelaide to cairns?

I want to travel in Australia by car trip from Adelaide to Cairns. Is it possible for Indian citizen to visit Australia on tourist visa and buy new car and drive from Adelaide to cairns?
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Do I need a transit visa for an 8 and a half hour layover in Australia?

Do I need a transit visa for an 8 and a half hour layover in Sydney, Australia? I have no intention of leaving the airport. Also, would I need to pass through customs and immigration? I'm travelling ...
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Repay / reclaim duty / tax on items bought in Australia

I don't live in Australia but bought items while there and got GST back from TRS. Now when I come back to Australia with those items, do I have to pay the GST back even if I won't leave those items ...
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Travelling to New Zealand and Australia [duplicate]

Do I need separate visas for New Zealand and Australia if I'm visiting from South Africa? I will stay one week in Australia, and 5 weeks in New Zealand.
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visa stamps on my passport [closed]

I'm on a working holiday visa here in Australia and I'm trying to apply for my white card so I can get a construction job while I'm here. But in the course they ask for a picture of my passport and of ...
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Can I use a USA Visa issued to me in India to travel from Australia

I hold an Indian passport and I have a USA B1/B2 visa that was issued to me in India last year. The visa is valid for 10 years but I recently moved from India to Australia for higher studies. I wanted ...
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Do Australian domestic air tickets increase in price close to departure date?

According to Google Flights, there are reasonably priced (~100 USD) tickets from Sydney to Melbourne (roundtrip) for all dates, including a couple of days from now. Is it typical? I plan to fly in ...
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Australian Tourist visa rejected

My Fiance had been in Australian on a tourist visa for 3 times now since 2016. He always return to his country before his visa expires. 4th time he applied it was rejected for the reason that they ...
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Visa refusal to Australia due to overstaying family members

I want to know how I can reapply for an Australian visitor's visa that was earlier refused because I have family members who had stayed beyond their stay period on their own visitors visa in 2011. ...
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Transit Visa apply to Australia

I hold a Sri Lankan passport traveling to New Zealand in transit at Melbourne, Australia. I have a New Zealand work visa. Do I need to get a transit visa in Australia for 5 hours in transit?
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Visa for dual Australian citizen child to visit Australia

I would like to visit Australia with my daughter. I am not an Australian citizen, but my daughter is a dual citizen, Australian and Ecuadorian. However, she has never had an Australian passport. Her ...
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Australian Tourist Visa Payment Dispute

I Applied for Australian Tourist Visa and paid the fee and while waiting to get an approval, i learned that I can just do Transit visa since I'm only staying there for 2.5 days from a cruise trip. I ...
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Penalty notice for speed limit violation in Australia while I am an Indian citizen [duplicate]

We hired rented cars in Australia during our visit as tourists there. After 3 months of coming back we received a penalty reminder notices of same day, same highway for exceeding the speeding limit. ...
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Transit visa in Australia

I’m flying to Vietnam from Vanuatu and I have a stop in Sydney, Australia. The luggage are not directly sent to Vietnam so I have to take them out in Australia and send them again. In that case, does ...
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Duty on items bought in Australia

I was wondering if you buy an item in Australia and then travel overseas with it, when you are returning back to australia do you have to pay tax on it if the items are worth more than 900$ limit? If ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Australia [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen and have a visitor visa for New Zealand, multiple entry valid for one year. I will be flying via Singapore Airlines from Auckland to Hyderabad (India) via Sydney. Would I need ...
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Subclass 600 Visa Refused - Visa Officer Overlook some of the facts what are my options?

I have applied for a tourist visa Subclass 600 which got rejected and I believe that the reasons for this are not correct, and they have overlooked the documents and cover letter I submitted. Here is ...
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Subclass 600 Processing time changed

I have applied for Subclass 600 (tourist) Visa on Jan 30th, 2019. The processing time was showing 15-27 days when I submitted the application. Today when I logged into my immi account now its showing ...
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Three-leg flight: when do I pick up my checked-in luggage?

The flight is Zürich -> Dubai -> Sydney -> Adelaide. Do I have to pick up my checked-in luggage in Sydney and check it in again before Adelaide?
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Dual UK / NZ citizen living in Australia, can I use my UK passport to leave and re-enter Australia?

I have dual UK / NZ citizenship , my NZ passport expired over 2 years ago, I have warrant for arrest in NZ so cant renew my passport as they wont let me, I need to go overseas ASAP, can I leave and re ...
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Is it realistic to hope for a hitchhike to Werribbe Gorge State Park from Bacchus Marsh/Darley?

I'm in Melbourne for about a month and I've found Werribe State Park to be an interesting place to go for a hike, but I've got a problem - there's no public transport that can get me there. I can get ...
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How to post a picture card?

Summary: Recently went on a road trip to Adelaide, bought one of these picture postcards to send to someone. Question: This is the first time I'm sending one of these so sorry if it's a stupid ...
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Do we need multiple-entry visa for Australia if only transiting airport on the second entry?

Do we need a multiple-entry visa for Australia if I hold a Philippine passport traveling to Melbourne, Australia (1st entry) for 3 days and then fly to New Zealand (with NZ tourist visa too) for 3 ...
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Can I take my drone into Australia?

I will live in Australia and would like to know if I can take my drone into the country. I have the invoice for the product, but I fear that the equipment will be barred at the airport. Are there any ...
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Obtaining an Australian visa by a Russian citizen while in the US in F1 status

I'm a Russian citizen living in the US in F1 status. My F1 visa expires in December 2019. First of all, is it possible to apply for an Australian visa with my status? I haven't found any explicit ...
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Australian Visit Visa Subclass 600 Processing Time [closed]

I know the general processing time from 15 to 27 days, but I have heard that they do process 90% of the Application within 7 days. I am just posting this question to see if anyone from our community ...
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My town of birth is slightly wrong between my Australian passport and my Uk passport. Should I care?

My Australian passport (correctly) lists my birth city as "Upper cityname" whereas my UK passport simply mentions my birth city as "cityname". Is this an error that I should care about?
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Lost passport with Australian visa

I was granted an Australian visa but lost the passport details were used to grant the visa and still validate of 4 years. Is it possible to travel with the new passport since it carries the passport ...
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Can I travel on a eVisitor (subclass 651) visa obtained for business purposes as a tourist? [duplicate]

last November I applied for an eVisitor subclass 651 for business purposes, as I was traveling for business. My visa shows the condition 8115 (business visitor activity) and it's valid for 1 year (Nov ...
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Denied boarding: Received ETA for Australia and have confirmation email, but it did not show up on their computer when checking in with airline!

I received this email from eta.contact@ivisa.com.au saying this: When I tried to check in, the airline staff said that I was showing up on the computer as having no ETA. they swiped my passport ...
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Australian Tourist Visa from Pakistan

I am applying as a tourist from Pakistan for Australia; I have one week vacation but my wife does not like to travel with infants. I wanted to visit Sydney for tourism in these holidays. What should ...
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Ambitious return trip from Germany to Australia [closed]

Long story short, I plan to leave my accomodation in Freiburg im Breisgau after 6 p.m. local time on Friday, February 15th. My goal is to get to Sydney or Melbourne by Sunday morning (i.e. before 12 p....
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Urgent Sydney transit visa question

I just realized that I am in a tricky situation right now. I'm traveling with an Indonesian passport. I'm flying from New York to Christchurch, New Zealand in a couple of days, with a connection in ...
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Flying to Germany from another country where the visa has been issued [duplicate]

I got my Schengen Visa for Germany in Australia, and I’m planing to visit in February. Is it going to be a problem if I fly to Germany from a country other than Australia? I’m planing to visit my ...
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Group application submission

My agent has done group application submission for tourist visa subclass 600 Australia. Just i need to know how can I check online of submission proof by using my passport details Thanks
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How many length of stay do I need to put in my arrival card in Australia? [closed]

so I'll be going to Australia by next month to study. A few months ago I got my Australian Student visa granted until 2023 which is 4 years However I just see the sample of arrival card it says your ...
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What can I do if my Australian visitor visa application has not been decided yet? - November 19th,2018

I live in Cameroon, married and 32 years old. I need to complete a short course for 3 months and my University said I was not eligible to get a confirmation of enrolment because the course is only 3 ...
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American TSA locks in Australia

I'm about to travel through Australia, and I'd like to use my American TSA-openable locks on my luggage. I'm not sure if I should, though, or if I'm just inviting Australian authorities to damage my ...
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How much time it takes to transfer an Australia visa to a new passport using Form 929?

I have a business visa for Australia valid till end of this year(2019) but the passport it is linked to is about to expire. I have applied for a new passport which I will get within the next 14 days. ...
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Are electronic visas not acceptable for boarding a plane?

I have recently received an Australian student visa from Pakistan and now I want to travel through Oman Air. It's a connected flight with two stops, one in Muscat and the next one in Abu Dhabi. I have ...
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Can I still travel to Australia for a holiday on my Temporary Skills Shortage (subclass 482) visa if I will not be working for my sponsor?

I have an Indian passport and a Temporary Skills Shortage (subclass 482) visa approved for myself and my wife to work in Australia for my sponsoring company. However, I would not be joining my ...
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Should I declare my laptop in the passenger card? [closed]

so I just got my student visa granted and I'll be going to Australia for the first time by next month Im going to bring my Laptop $2000 , Tripod $140 , Camera $1600 and Ipad $800 which all worth more ...
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What's the cheapest way to get from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast without a car, other than hitchhiking?

Normally I actually do hitchhike between these two (-: But next time I can't leave until the 14th and have a flight out of the Gold Coast on the morning of the 16th. Hitching is not guaranteed to get ...
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Australian visa requirement for a USA green card holder

What kind of visa do I need to visit Australia from USA? I am a USA green card holder with an Iranian passport.
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Can I take a home baked christmas cake into Australia?

I have baked a large rich fruit cake decorated with marzipan and sugar icing for my son and his family. Can I bring it with me into Australia?
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What country of residence should I put in the Incoming Passenger Card if I have moved countries after my Australian visa was granted?

So basically Im a student in Singapore for 2 years and by the time im applying for my Australian student visa im using singapore as my country of residence as I studied there before. I got my student ...
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Travel internationally while Australia visitor visa application pending?

Indian passport holder working in USA here. I have business meetings in Australia in January. I will apply for an Australia business visitor visa in USA. It looks like it is an electronic ...
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tourist visa for Australia, health assesment, how long until accepted?

I'm in Bali right now and applied for a tourist visa for Australia as my working holiday visa finished a few days ago. Following the application they asked me for an health assesment which I concluded ...
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Australia ETA with prior speeding ticket

I'm planning on traveling to Australia so I applied for an ETA. The site said you wouldn't be eligible if you had a conviction with a sentence of 12 months, which I don't. However, I do have a couple ...
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What happens if a Filipino/Australian overstays in the Philippines?

I have overstayed my 1-year Balikbayan privilege (1 year free visa) because my passport expired while I was in the Philippines. I was born here and have had a previous Philippines passport but have ...