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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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One way ticket for Australia [closed]

My mom is visiting me, with a European passport and three months visa. Does she need to buy a one way ticket or a two way ticket? The travel agency told her she needs to buy a 2 way ticket.
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When applying for a tourist visa for Australia as a South African, do I need to supply bank statements?

How many bank statements are required when applying for a travel visa to Australia? I'm a South African citizen.
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Australian applying for a UK Visa

I am applying for a 2-year UK visa. I am a little confused with the checklist of documents to have before my appointment. It is asking for evidence of travel, flights, itinerary. However I don't want ...
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Is there a limit to the total number of days I can be in Australia on my visitor visa?

I hold the eVisitor (subclass 651) visa, dated Sept 12th 2017 and I understand that I can enter Australia anytime for up to 90 days per entry. Is there a limit of the total days within the visa ...
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English with Australian citizenship travel

I am English with Australian citizenship by descent. I'm off to Australia in October 2018. I've been trying hard to find from the embassy if I can travel on an English passport with a tourist visa. My ...
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At what airport will Australian advance passenger processing (APP) be performed?

Assume a passenger flies Zurich-Dubai-Sydney-Nouméa on a single e-ticket, and checks in on the Qantas website. Then assume the following two scenarios: The passenger prints the boarding passes at ...
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What parts of Australia tend to have hostels?

When I visited central west NSW, Orange and Cowra in particular, I found that there were plenty of motels, pubs (which offer rooms) and caravan parks and campsites, but no youth hostels. This ...
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Is ID required for visiting the war cemeteries in Cowra?

Wikitravel's Japanese-language guide to New South Wales (Japanese hasn't yet migrated to Wikivoyage), appears to claim that a Japanese passport is required for Japanese citizens to visit the Japanese ...
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Withdrawal of 457 visa [closed]

What are the steps to stop processing of an Australia 457 visa if applied from a company? I need directions as I may get a 190 visa granted before the 457.
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Discover Credit card in Australia

I am travelling to Australia in 2 weeks. I wanted to know if the Discover card is accepted at some places in Australia or not. Discover card is offering a $0 transaction fee, which is why I am asking?
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Cabin luggage on Australian domestic flights

I am traveling to Australia in 2 weeks. I will be taking multiple domestic flights to go from one city to another in Australia. I found that in all of my domestic flights, I have to pay extra for ...
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Do I need a visa if I want to visit Australia?

I have a blue German travel document for refugees. I want to visit my uncle next summer. He lives in Sydney.
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Bringing nicotine e-liquids to Australia

Update after having been on the trip Australia doesn't care about it anymore. I filled in my arrival card and marked "Yes" for importing medical supplies. The lady at customs asked me to elaborate, ...
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Can you sleep in Canberra airport or does it close overnight?

I've slept overnight in Melbourne Airport, in Australia. I know you can't do this in Sydney Airport (they close). However I can't find this info for Canberra. I've found a cheap flight that goes via ...
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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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Forex card for Australia

I am traveling to Australia for vacation in end of December. I currently live in the United States on F1 visa(International Student). I am planning to buy a forex card for Australia currency. What is ...
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Alternate visas to the Australia e601 visa

I was banned to enter Australia for 3 years for overstaying. I was told that the ban only applies to the particular visa I applied for (e601 - ETA). Does that mean the ban doesn't apply to the e600 ...
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From Europe to Australia by car [closed]

We're planning a trip by car (a converted van) from Europe to Australia in 2019. There are 2 items which seem to make our plans a little bit more impossible: driving through China (Chinese driving ...
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Changing planes in Melbourne, do I need an Australian transit visa?

I am flying from Bangalore to Auckland with two stopovers. The first one in Kuala Lumpur and the second one in Melbourne. I want to confirm that I don't need an Australian transit visa because of the ...
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Getting a working visa in time for Christmas [closed]

I am a British citizen currently in Australia for the next few weeks. I am after changing to a working holiday visa by flying up to Bali and sorting it - so I can work here until the end of February. ...
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Do I need an Australian visa if I have a British visa?

I will be traveling to New Zealand and Australia with a cruise ship. Do I need an Australian entry visa and New Zealand entry visa if I already have a UK multiple entry visa?
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Can I import queso de bola cheese from the Philippines to Australia?

Christmas is approaching and the markets of Manila are piled high with queso de bola, or red round balls of Edam-style cheese: Can I bring one of these big balls of fun back to Australia? They're ...
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Would the VWP clock reset if I travel to Europe from the US?

I want to go to the USA for 90 days. I would enter in May. In the middle of my stay in the USA, after about 35 days, I will travel to Europe for 5 weeks. Then I will fly back to the USA. Will the 90 ...
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Photographing federal buildings in Australia?

There are some amazing federal buildings in Australia, with their own unique designs. However, a friend was saying he had no idea what he was photographing in Sydney and took a photo of the Federal ...
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How to receive an Australian tourist visa after getting denied once?

I'm an Iranian citizen, resident in Iran. My sister has lived in Australia for 5 years and is an Australian citizen. My family applied for a tourist visa (subclass 600) to attend her wedding ceremony ...
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Does a New Zealander need a transit visa if in Australia for over 8 hours transit on the return trip back to NZ?

I am a New Zealander traveling from NZ to Canada with a transit in Australia for 4 hours. I figure that will be ok. However on my return trip back to New Zealand I will have a transit in Australia for ...
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Australia 417 working holiday visa: Can I contract to employer on my business ABN after visa full-time work rights expire? [closed]

I'm really stuck and worried and wonder if any Australia visa gurus can advise. Any help is much appreciated. Facts: In Australia, on a 417 working holiday visa: You can stay up to 12 months and ...
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How can I travel to America from Australia with my dog in the cabin or else be with him in cargo? [duplicate]

I want to travel to America from Australia with my dog in the cabin or else be with him in cargo. NONE of the Airlines flying out of Australia will let me do this. I am willing to travel very rough ...
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Will my Australian residency visa appear in my renewed UK passport?

I am currently in the process of renewing my British passport while living in Australia. Once it's been renewed, will it have a copy of my permanent residency visa? Or does it just stay in my expired ...
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I'm Italian and I'll have one month vacations in Australia. What documents do I need to apply to the eVisitor Subclass 651?

I'm planning to stay in Australia for one month from December 4 to January 7. I've seen that I can apply online for the eVisitor 651, which is free, but before applying it doesn't say anything about ...
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Indian Passport and currently in NZ on a tourist visa. I want to visit Australia

I have an Indian Passport and I'm currently in NZ on a tourist visa. I want to visit Australia. Do I have to apply from India or is possible to apply for a visa from NZ?
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Can Australians travel in certain Schengen countries for 90 days each? [duplicate]

I was recently informed by the Dutch immigration department that Australian and New Zealand citizens can travel to a large number of countries within Europe for 90 days each, essentially bypassing the ...
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What is the maximum period for which Australian visitor visa (e600) is granted?

What is the maximum period of validity of a multiple entry e600 visa? I am aware that you can stay in Australia for a maximum of 3, 6 or 12 months. But what is not clear is what is the maximum period ...
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How to request for translator at Australian Border Control in advance?

How can one request for a translator of a certain language to be present at Sydney Airport's border control, while travelling to Australia?
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Staying in Australia for a day on transit visa and returning to New Zealand

I have an Indian Passport and a New Zealand permanent resident, and I'm currently living in New Zealand. I have Australian transit visa. Can i visit Melbourne and stay there for one day and again come ...
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Options for getting around Sydney for Tourism

We are 4 friends who are going to Sydney, Australia for 3 days from 31st December 2017 to January 3, 2018. We are going to Sydney for tourism purpose. So, for travelling within Sydney and nearby areas ...
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How do I show proof of an e-Visa when I arrive in Australia?

I have recently applied for a tourist visa for Australia for my trip from India to Australia for 2 weeks in January 2018. I have received the visa-granted letter online. It is visitor visa subclass ...
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Australia Visitor (subclass 600) Visa - maximum 3 months study condition imposed for tourists

I have recently applied for a tourist visa for Australia for my trip from India to Australia for 2 weeks in January 2018. I have received the visa grant letter online. It is a visitor visa subclass ...
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Is an air gun allowed on the flight to Australia?

I bought an air gun in Visakhapatnam and I was wondering if I could take an air gun to home to Australia in my checked-in baggage?
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Can I enter the UK prior to the start of my student visa? [duplicate]

I am an Australian uni student doing a 6 week course in London in October which I have applied for a Tier 4 visa for. I have also booked a 1 month trip through Europe prior to the start of my student ...
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Is this request for proof of funds for Russian citizen legitimate? [duplicate]

I have a friend in Moscow who has paid for her trip to Australia.She has claimed that 2700 USD is required by the authorities (30 USD / day for a 90 day tourist visa) to support herself. Now she ...
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How can I get an Australian ETA offline?

The Australian government website states with regard to the ETA: There is no visa application charge for an ETA. However, a service charge of AUD20 applies for online applications only. Yet, ...
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Is there a “best” area in Queensland's Sunshine Coast for currency exchanges?

In other countries I find tourist areas have more money changers and thus greater competition and more competitive rates. The Sunshine Coast generally is a tourist area but is also very suburban, ...
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Australia visitor visa: are the additional attachments after payment necessary?

I am applying for an Australia visitor visa (subclass 600). There is a list of documents to attach to the application before submitting and paying, and then the ability to attach more documents after ...
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Is Cairns the only direct destination from the Kansai region in Japan?

As of July 2017, is Cairns the only place in Australia that is a direct flight to or from the Kansai region? (I've read reports of a seasonal service between KIX and Sydney happening this coming ...
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Clarification Regarding Invalid Application

What's the difference between an Invalid Application (i.e., due to non-payment of Visa Fee) and a Rejected Application? Can such an Invalid Application be deemed as Application Never Made or does it ...
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Holidaying prior to start of a sponsored Australian work visa?

My wife is being sponsored to take a 1-year contract in Melbourne. My son and I will be going over from the UK with her. Her contract starts in August next year, but (if possibly) we'd like to arrive ...
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Getting a vehicle as a temporary resident in New South Wales, Australia [closed]

I've been living in Sydney for about half a year now, with 1 more year on my visa (and hopefully a sponsorship to follow). I'm interested in getting a motorbike to allow me to explore the area better....
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How to Apply for a Chilean Visa in Canberra, Australia

I am a third country passport holder (Yes, we need visa to visit Chile) currently living in Canberra, Australia. I'm planning to go to Chile for my vacations. (Tourism) I don't have any contacts in ...
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Can I use an Australia work visa for tourism?

I got a short-term work Australia visa subclass 400. Can I use the visa for tourism in Australia? It was supposed to be used for a short job in WA, but it was postponed. The visa expiry is in Jan ...