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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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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?
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Form 929: Can we travel carrying old and new passports while waiting for processing of form 929 [duplicate]

Can we travel carrying old and new passports while waiting for processing of form 929? I submitted the form and it says it will take 4 weeks to process. This is for my parents visa class 600 (3 ...
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Change of passport details with ref to Australia Visa

I hold a Business Visa for Australia issued last year on 18th of May 2018. I have a new passport issued on 25th Feb 2019. I have applied for updation in my visa by filling form 929 on 8th of May. ...
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Possibility to Apply for UK visa while I am not in my home country [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen. Currently, I am in Australia on 408 subclass visa. I am willing to apply for a short term study visa for UK. Is is it possible to do so while I am not in India?
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Australian visa for conference - invitation letter

I'm an Indian national who will be visiting Australia for a week to attend a conference. I am currently a graduate student in the UK. The conference organizers asked me what they should supply for the ...
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Can I travel with a laptop without a functioning battery? [duplicate]

In a few days' time, I will be going to Australia to further my studies. I have a laptop whose battery died a while back. It turns on with the power cord, but not with the battery. Is it a problem if ...
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Early arrival in Australia, early hotel check in not available

I’m a frequent traveler from the US to Australia. Arriving in Australia, from USA, nearly every flight is early a.m., but no hotel and most Airbnb do not have that early of a check in available. Have ...
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Dual citizenship with the U.S. & Australia, but wwith only a U.S. passport

My children have dual citizenship US-Australia. Can we travel to Australia on US passports and ETAs?
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Australian eVisa needs to be linked to new passport. Form 929 submitted. Can I travel with old and new passport in case updation is not done? [duplicate]

I have an Australian visitor Visa valid till end of Dec 2019. My passport got renewed in February 2019 and I only just got around to informing them of the change via form 929. The reply was it will be ...
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Transit visa for Indian citizen flying to Australia via Hong Kong [duplicate]

I am travelling to Australia (Adelaide) on PR (E-Visa) 1st time from India (So do i need any transit visa at Hong Kong & at Perth airport if i stay inside the airport only & my time b/n the ...
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What does YCWCYODFTRFDTY mean?

In several outback pubs in central Australia, including Cadney Homestead (below) and Stuarts Well Roadhouse, there's a prominent sign at the bar with the cryptic message "YCWCYODFTRFDTY": What does ...
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UK Visa refusal and ban for 10 years (false documents). Can I apply for Australia? [closed]

My wife applied for the UK academic and I was the dependent. Our application got refused and we got banned for 10 years — false documents. We didn't reply to the refusals. Now 10 years have passed and ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...