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 return to Australia after serving an entry ban due to a prior overstay?

I am English and I left Australia in 2015 upon which I received a ban for 3 years for overstaying my welcome, even through I was granted a visa (or what I thought was sponsorship visa for 5 years). ...
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Change Australia travel dates after being granted a visa

I have been granted a visitors Visa for a holiday to Australia that was Originally to start this month Feb'20, but I have had to change my plans and will now not be going until Sept 21st with arrival ...
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Do I need visa to be in Sydney Airport from 18,45 pm till 11,45 am? I am Argentinean

I am Argentinian, travelling from Papua New Guinea to Argentina. I'll arrive to Sydney on the 19th of June at 18:55 pm and I am boarding my next flight on the 20th of June at 11:45 am. I am not going ...
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Assistance with luggage at Canberra airport for a woman travelling with children

My wife and I will be travelling from Canberra to Doha on Qatar Airways with our two kids (aged 1 and 3). I will be returning to Canberra before her. My research tells me that that there are no porter ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a 13 hour stay in Sydney airport?

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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Aus and NZ tourist visa for Indian Passport holder residing in Germany

I'm a EU blue card holder for more than a year living in Germany. I'm getting married in end of March 2020 in Chennai, India and we want to go on a honeymoon to both countries Aus and NZ in first ...
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Can we make changes to Australian visitor visa application after submitting the file?

In particular, I want to arrive earlier than planned. I am a student and wanted to go see my sister. The main reason was her graduation ceremony. However, since the preparation for the file got late ...
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Immigration : Australia passenger card - Migrating vs returning [migrated]

I'm French citizen with Australian permanent residency since 2018. When I was first awarded the residency, I entered the country within the first 5 months (as required) in order to validate this ...
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Are track and trail referring to different kind of footpaths in Australia?

When looking at maps, in Australia (at least in NSW state), some footpath are marked name as "trail" (e.g. https://goo.gl/maps/QWfxzDFjfrvBdtjcA) and some are named "track" (e.g. https://goo.gl/maps/...
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Do I need to apply for a new Australian eVisitor visa if I have lost my passport?

I am due to travel to Australia on March 6, to join a cruise. I applied some time ago, and was granted, an eVisitor visa. Recently I lost my passport, so I applied for, and was granted, a new one. I ...
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Is it possible to have multiple working holiday visas (not EU)?

As I am approaching 31, I am thinking of giving working holiday a go. I am considering New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Would it be possible to apply for all three and then keep switching countries ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa in Melbourne?

I am from India, now in New Zealand. I have booked a ticket in Qantas Airways: Auckland - Melbourne Terminal 2- Melbourne Terminal 2 - New Delhi, New Delhi to Ahmadabad. I will be staying in ...
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Latest possible entry after getting an Australian working holiday visa

Let's say you apply for an Australian working holiday visa one day before your 31st birthday and get it (as a German citizen), how much time do you have to travel to Australia and officially start ...
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How can a visa refusal due to “medical inadmissibility” impact future visa applications?

G'day all After submitting an application for an Australian student visa (subclass 500; for a 7-month university exchange), I was prompted to undertake a health examination. Due to my medical history,...
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Is it a must to apply Australian tourist visa from the country you are departing from?

I am an Indonesian citizen living in Shenzhen on a student visa. I am planning to travel to Australia from Shenzhen next year. I was wondering if I can apply for an Australian short-visit visa in ...
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Brush Fires Near Sydney Australia, Jan 2020 Travel

I am traveling from the US to Sydney, NSW Australia from January 3rd to January 11th of 2020 on Qantas. I have been keeping up with the news on the brush fires NSW is experiencing. I wanted to see ...
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Can UK student visa refusal impact on Australian Student visa application?

I have been recently refused (3 weeks ago) student visa application that I applied for UK and the refusal reasons were based on my credibility interview where the ECO asked me detailed ranking ...
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Can I apply for Australia tourist visa (600) when I hold Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482)? Will it overwrite my existing Visa?

"___ currently holds a valid visa for travel to Australia. If a visa is granted as a result of this application it will replace the visa currently held by the applicant. The applicant should check ...
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Average time to get through Gold Coast airport when flying from abroad on an eVisitor visa

Let's assume that you are a German on an eVisitor visa coming to Gold Coast (OOL, Australia) via plane from Singapore with a Scoot flight. How long does it take you to collect your luggage, get ...
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How do Australian entry officers check health and that the person is conviction-free?

Assuming you travel by plane from Germany to Australia and you have an eVisitor visa for tourism or business, how would the officers at the border check that you have no convictions and that you are ...
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Can a boyfriend provide proof of funds for Canadian moving to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417?

My girlfriend is planning to move to Australia from Canada to live with me (I'm an Australian citizen). She is hoping to start with a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) for one year, and go from ...
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Travelling from UK to Australia with creatine and whey protein

I am travelling to Australia next month from the UK, and would like to take my pack of Whey Protein and tub of Creatine with me. Am I best to take these in carry on, or checked luggage? I have a ...
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Non-US citizen traveling to Australia on an expired US work visa, but valid Australian visitor visa from US?

I am Indian working in the USA and my visa extension was filed and currently in-process with US consulate. My US work visa expired a week ago. I have yet to get my status on it. I am planning to ...
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How long does Australian online visa transfer take from old to new passport?

How long does Australian online visa transfer take from old to new passport. Im an Indian national traveling to Australia in December. I will soon be getting my new passport reissued and will have to ...
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Can I stay beyond the “must enter before” date on an Australian ETA?

I am holding an Australia ETA which is expiring in 23 March 2020. I will be travelling to Australia in February 2020. On the ETA it mentioned that 23 March is the last day I can enter Australia. That ...
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Visa in an about to expire passaport and travel with different valid passaport [duplicate]

I am going to travel to Autralia with a valid Passaport from one country but my Visa is in another Passaport of another country as I have duak citizenship. The Passaport where I have Visa will expire ...
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Can me and my gf apply to AU tourist visa together?

Me and my girlfriend are planning to visit Australia as a tourists. However we need to apply for a tourist(600) visa which requires us to provide bank statements. I have a fairly high paid job, good ...
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Why is the Australian ETA application fee cheaper on a 3rd party website?

I'm a Malaysian passport holder and I require an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) to travel to Australia. Upon googling "Australia ETA for Malaysian passport", the first link is for the Australian ...
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My Indian passport renewed but not yet updated on Austalian PR Visa

Background I have an Australian PR visa (subclass 189) and an Indian passport. I have recently renewed my passport because it was due to expire. I have submitted my new details via : https://immi....
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Renew British passport which includes visa for return to Australia [duplicate]

I’m an Australian permanent resident with an expired British passport which includes my visa to return to Australia after travelling overseas. When I renew my passport, is the visa automatically ...
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When is the best time to visit the Australian outback?

I plan on renting a camper van driving from Adelaide to Alice Springs via Uluru roughly following this route. What would be the best time of the year to do this? I've never been to Aus, and I'm from ...
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Are some Optus kiosks in Sydney Airport a scam?

In the international terminal of Sydney Airport there are several Optus kiosks. When I flew to Sydney for the first time, I didn't know that, and I proceeded to the first Optus kiosk I saw (assuming ...
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Australian visas - any difference between tourist and business?

I applied for an Australian Visitor (subclass 600) visa as a tourist - I know I said tourist as I still have the application form online. Almost immediately I got an email to say I had been granted ...
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Does the surcharge apply only if you tap the card in Australia?

Some restaurants in Australia have a surcharge if you use a credit card. I've heard from someone who lives in Australia that this surcharge only applies if you tap the card (paywave or paypass), but ...
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Is it okay to order a pot of tea in Australia and ask for an extra cup?

When ordering a pot of tea in Australia at a cafe is it OK to ask for two cups? A pot of tea is usually served with only one cup. I like drinking tea but I only drink one cup and I realized that a ...
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I have been denied an Australian travel visa

I have applied for a travel visa to Australia and have been denied. I got a reference # to inquire further, but can not seem to find any way to contact someone or enter the said reference # for and ...
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Do I need a visa for Japan as a New Zealand Citizen?

I'm from New Zealand and I am planning a trip to Japan next year. The flights I'm looking at have short layovers in Australia where I don't plan on leaving the airport so I don't think I need a visa ...
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Travelling from Indonesia to New Zealand [duplicate]

My husband will travel from medan Indonesia to New Zealand, but the ticket needed to transit in Singapore and Sydney. Transit in Sydney for 3 and half hours. My question is do my husband need to buy ...
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Travel out of Australia with 3 Android tablets

I am not an Australian citizen, but I am visiting Brisbane and plan to fly back to my country with 3 Android Tablets for three of my children. Total cost of items approximately $300 Will I be ...
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Tourist Visa to Australia

My husband and I plan to go Australia . I am working in Singapore and he is in the Philippines. Can I apply for our visa together online?
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Applying UK Visit Visa Application from AU

I am a Bangladeshi Citizen. I came to Australia on visit visa (600) on August. I want to know if I can apply for a UK visitor visa from Australia. The problem is I don't have any documents with me ...
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We are on WHV, my boyfriend was in a small collision, we are leaving in 2 weeks what happens if we don’t pay the damages?

My boyfriend was in a small driving collision in Brisbane last night, it was legally his fault, there isn’t much damage to the other car but a few marks. We are leaving Australia in 2 weeks, what ...
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Australian Transit Visa - what determines the 72 hours - Immigration(entry to exit) or Landing to Takeoff?

I am visiting New Zealand from India via Melbourne in January. My flight lands on Saturday morning around 5:30 am at Melbourne airport. I am planning to get a transit visa using which I will exit the ...
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Australian ETA with Reckless Driving (misdemeanor)

I am planning on traveling to Australia so I applied for an ETA. The site said I wouldn't be eligible if I had a conviction with a sentence of 12 months. I was arrested in college for a DUI but was ...
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Form 929: No response received from the mailing id, not even automated response

My father needs to travel to Australia on an urgent basis, but they recently got their passports renewed and they hold a visitor's visa against their old passport. I emailed the following address [...
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Which visa for exchange [closed]

My son 15 years will be in Australia for Exchange (school), after the 3 month exchange we would like to travel 14 days with the whole family in Australia. Which visa needs my son ? We are Germans.
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Can I transfer my Australian ETA to my new passport or must I re-apply?

I have a situation where my current ETA is still valid till 14th February 2020 on my existing Malaysian Passport that will have less than 4 months validity at the end of my trip (will arrive on 30th ...
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Can I check-in for both flights in Bangkok, if not do I need a transit visa or Sydney? [duplicate]

I'm traveling from Bangkok to Auckland, changing flights in Sydney, the stop over is 5h and 10m and the flights are both with Qantas. I hold an Italian passport. Do I need a transit visa? Is it ...
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Does the 4 weeks processing time for Form 929 start from submission?

I would like to know which days count to make up the 4 weeks of processing time for the Australian passport/name change visa document Form 929? Does the count start from the day of submission or by ...
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Do I need to obtain an Australian transit visa, when flying on to New Zealand?

On an Iranian passport and having already obtained a New Zealand visa, my flight includes a stop in Australia. Do I have to obtain an Australian transit visa?

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