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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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Australia Immigration [closed]

I am my husband's second wife. I wanted to ask that can i apply for immigration with him. Or him having 2 wives will effect our case. Because we are not gonna include his first wife or his children ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Australia? [closed]

I'm travelling to Jordan and my itinerary mentions a technical stop in Australia. Will I need to apply for an Australian transit visa for this?
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Can I apply again after getting an Australia tourist visa refusal?

Can I apply again after getting an Australia tourist visa refusal? The reason for refusal is: I have considered the support provided by their parents in India and inviter in Australia. While letters ...
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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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Can having a second wife affect my Australian visa processing/stay?

I am already married and I am in the process of marrying another woman. Moreover, I am also in the process of getting Australian visa to study. I know that Australian laws do not recognize the taking ...
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Australian eVisitor Visa/criminal record

So I'm a UK citizen and my Dad is an Australian citizen, I booked flights for 9th Feb 2024 not realising that you need a visa to visit Australia. I applied for the evisitor visa 2 days ago with only 8 ...
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Traveling from Canada to Australia with a layover in New Zealand. Will I go through AUS customs in New Zealand?

I'm a Canadian citizen traveling from YYC to MEL with 2 layovers one in LAX and one in AKL. In Canada when we travel to the states we do US customs/immigration in Canada because that section of the ...
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Indian Citizen applying for Australian Visitor Visa from USA

I'm currently working in the US on an L1B visa, and my visa is expiring on November 2019. I'm planning to visit Australia on a Tourist/Visit visa during December to visit my friends. I'm planning to ...
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Can I bring dried chillies to Australia?

TL;DR: Can I bring dried chillies to Australia? Dried chillies/capsicum are not permitted and will be destroyed, unless they meet the exclusions listed on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and ...
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How can you open an Australian bank account with a short-term visa?

How and where can you open a bank account in Australia if you are on a short-term visa (up to six months)?
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Travelling to Australia for conference presentation

My teammate and I have been invited to a conference in Australia to present our paper. We think that we need a visitor visa (subclass 600), Business Visitor stream. However, my teammate wants to bring ...
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Could I bring my furry dog plushie into Australia?

I'm planning to go to Sydney this month by plane, and I have a furry dog plushie that I'd like to bring with me as well. May I know whether or not I should declare my dog plushie toy when I enter ...
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Can US citizens travel to Australia on a passport with less than 3 months validity?

Does a US passport holder need 3 extra months of validity on their passport to travel to Australia, or merely a passport that is valid through the duration of their stay? Various third party ...
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Can I bring cod liver oil into Australia?

I want to bring cod liver supplements to Australia, 90 days worth. Will this be okay and what do I tick if I should declare it?
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Does applying for an Australia tourist visa from Ireland require a valid IRP stamp until the date of return?

I'm an Indonesian passport holder, working in Ireland under critical skill Stamp 1. I'm planning a trip to Australia from 15 December to around 14 January. The problem is I'm currently trying to get ...
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How to check if a flight booked is flying on mentioned day

I've booked a flight with Vietjet via Expedia. Flight Details VJ082 02/12/2023 01:30 - Melbourne (MEL) 06:20 - Ho Chi Minh (SGN) VJ883 02/12/2023 19:15 - Ho Chi Minh (SGN) 23:30 - Mumbai (BOM) VJ884 ...
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Entering Australia on ETA with undisclosed wet and reckless

My husband got his ETA for Australia granted. But when he answered have you had any conviction anywhere he answered no. He has a 20 year old wet and reckless which he forgot about that he received ...
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Applying for tourist visa to Australia with juvenile record and speeding tickets

I am attempting to apply for a tourist visa to Australia. When I get to the question about prior convictions, it says any past convictions, not substantial like some other countries do, and I have a ...
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Car rental - how do I book additional drivers as an Australian?

Most (if not all) car rental agencies I've encountered living in Australia add additional drivers as standard for free (so long as certain criteria are met). Though I've mostly used these for hiring ...
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Do I require a visa for my journey from Pakistan to Perth with a layover in Jakarta? Change of airline and Terminals T3 to T1

My layover time is 7 hours 20 minutes, and I arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 1. I have a valid visa of Australia, valid passport of Pakistan, and a valid ticket to Perth, Australia.
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Why are there no direct (non-stop) flights from Sydney in Australia to Arica in Chile?

I want to book a direct flight over the Pacific but I found none. I wonder where can I find any ticket that meets this criteria. Thank you!
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If i get visa of different countries around duration but Im doing training in USA n then i receive australia visa 407 of australia and time overlaps?

If I get visa of different countries around duration but Im doing training in USA n then i receive australia visa 407 of australia and time overlaps I have 9 months left to complete my USA J1 exchange ...
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While applying for an Australia working holiday visa, it says passport information is wrong

I'm currently trying to apply for my working holiday visa for Australia and I can't even get past the 3rd page due to it saying my passport information is wrong, even though it's all typed in ...
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UK Entry Denied or Refused

I recently completed my studies in the UK and went on holiday to Europe. During this time, the Home Office emailed me, stating that I am eligible for a Post-Study Visa. However, they also mentioned ...
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TWOV at Sydney Airport

I'm flying from the UK next week (British Citizen). Can someone just share their experience of the TWOV process at Sydney Airport T1? I'm flying into Sydney from London via Abu Dhabi landing at 6am, ...
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How to buy an Australian sim card before going there?

I plan to travel to Australia next three months I need to have an Australian sim card (any operator/any plan) right now (to add my mobile phone number to my CV). Is it possible to buy a sim card from ...
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This article in a major Australian newspaper says Aussies just gained visa-free access to Japan. Didn't we already have it?

I've been visiting Japan for something like twenty years with Australian passports and never needed to obtain a visa in advance. I've always been granted 90-day stays. I was there a few months before ...
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If I’m applying for an Australian ETA, but I’ve been convicted as a minor once or twice and it got expunged, do I put yes I’ve been convicted?

I was between the ages of 11-13 when I got arrested for vandalism and had to do some community service. Then I got arrested for trespassing around the same age and I'm pretty sure they just let me off ...
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How do Australian entry officers check health and that the person is conviction-free?

Assuming you, without an Australian citizenship, 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 ...
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Visa for baby US to Australia

I'm travelling with my husband and baby to Australia in a month, and we applied for ETA visas using the app, but my husband mistakenly put "No" under "Are you the applicant" for ...
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Can I check-in Carton Box on a Qantas Flight?

I'm going to take a domestic flight from Melbourne to Sydney within the upcoming days. However, I would like to take a carton box with the total dimension of 61 inches (155cm) on Qantas airline as a ...
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Dedicated LPG Ute, long distance drive, VIC to QLD

Need to drive to Ipswich QLD from Ballarat VIC, have a dedicated LPG vehicle, anyone know which route would be the best to take for enough Petrol Stations that sell LPG? Is there an app or website ...
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Travelling within the Schengen region either side of my long stay student visa in Italy? [duplicate]

I’ve gotten some mixed responses from the Italian consulate here in Italy vs. the Italian consulate in Australia here. I’ve been on a study visa for 6 months in Italy and my student visa is about to ...
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Traveling from US to Indonesia with a 16 hr layover in Sydney. Have carry on luggage only. Do i still need a transit visa for that layover?

Traveling from Hawaii to Indonesia with a 16 hr layover in Sydney, Australia. I have carry-on luggage only. Would I still need a transit visa, or will I be ok without one?
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Can a student visa to Australia be changed to a working holiday visa after the course without having to leave the country?

A friend here in Korea just told me he wants to get a student visa to study in Australia for six months then switch to a working holiday visa. I know Koreans are eligible for working holiday visas, I ...
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Can you still use a third-party service to apply for an Australia ETA?

There are numerous third-party sites like this that offer Australian ETA applications as a service, which are often even cheaper than the official site. However, as of February 2023 the official site ...
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What does the $900 limit apply to in Australia?

When I recently went to Sydney, I was surprised to find that you had to declare items if the total cost was above $900? That seems like a rather small amount. I checked the box in the immigration ...
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How can I check current water levels in Lake George, NSW, Australia?

Lake George in New South Wales, Australia, not too far from capital Canberra, is an endorheic (no rivers flowing out) lake famous for regularly "disappearing": it can be dry for years and ...
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Can I wait airside at Melbourne (MEL) until midnight before passing immigration?

I'm planning on travelling to Melbourne and currently hold an Australian eVisitor (subclass 651) visa. It does not have a fixed entry date (I can arrive any time up to the expiry of the visa). The ...
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Forced to pay a customs fee for importing a used wedding dress into the Netherlands. Is there a way to avoid paying?

I have been required to pay a hefty Value Added Tax (VAT) and customs duty on my wedding dress that I brought from Australia to the Netherlands (I was stopped at customs, so I likely also need to pay ...
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Help with Australian ETA app in Japan

An elderly relative of mine in Japan is planning to visit Australia soon and needs to apply for a Class 601 Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Unfortunately, some genius bureaucrat has decided to ...
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How can an EU citizen (Poland) obtain an Australian tourist visa from Saint Petersburg, Russia?

How can an EU citizen (Poland) obtain an Australian tourist visa while in Saint Petersburg, Russia? Is it possible to do without returning to Poland?
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Australia transit visa

I am a third party country nationals residing with resident permit in Poland. I have a visa to NZ however I want to transit from Australia by flight. I need a transit visa. I should go to vfs for ...
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Am I eligible for an Australian ETA Visa with a criminal conviction?

I would like to apply for a ETA 601 visa but I'm not sure if I'm eligible or not. I reviewed the eligibility at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/electronic-travel-...
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Can I leave Switzerland with an expired B permit but with a re-rentry visa?

I'm gonna leave Switzerland on Nov. 25th for a conference trip in Australia, but my B permit will be expired on Nov. 11th. The new one, for which I applied today, will not be delivered before my ...
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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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Group application submission status in Australia

My agent has submitted a group application for a tourist visa subclass 600 for Australia. How can I check online to see if the submission was successful using my passport details?
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Australian visa application stuck for 2 months

My son and wife applied for visitor visas to Australia in June, but while she got hers in two days, he is still waiting eight weeks later. They had to cancel their trip and they lost the money they ...
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Do I need the original of my parents Birth Certificate to apply for an Australian passport

I am applying for an Australian passport. I was born in Austalia, as were my parents (and grand parents). Part of the application requires that I present one of my parents birth certificates. My ...
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I have not received any email confirmation of my Australian eVisitor visa, but I have a grant number

I have not received any email confirmation of my Australian eVisitor visa, but I have a grant number. I checked on the VEVO (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) and there is a grant number. Is this ...

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