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 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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Home made toys into Australia [closed]

I want to make my grandson a wooden activity toy based on plywood or MDF board. This board will be varnished to seal it but which board is most acceptable to AU customs.
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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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Changing airline in Sydney. Do I need a transit visa?

We are Filipino citizens flying from Manila to Auckland, New Zealand using two different airlines. There’s a 9-hour wait after we arrive in Sydney, then we fly from Sydney to NZ is a different airline....
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What does “APPS System has denied boarding for pax” mean?

I'm trying to check in on Scoot's website for a sydney-singapore flight but it keeps telling me "APPS System has denied boarding for pax". Does anyone have any idea what that means? I do not have ...
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Can I fly direct from Manila to Sydney? Sydney to Auckland? and exit in Sydney?

I am a Philipppine passport holder, I have visas for both countries Australia & New Zealand. Planning to travel for my birthday. I want to fly directly from Manila to Sydney, spend 1 week in ...
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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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Australian Tourist Visa (600) denied because of no proof of ties

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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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 ...