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Questions tagged [australian-citizens]

For questions specifically about people travelling with Australian passports.

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Will my passport number change when I renew it?

I'm travelling soon but need to renew my passport. Given that I have to provide my passport number to the airline to book a flight, I was wondering if my passport number would change if I renew it. ...
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Is it legal to peel off a visa from your Australian passport?

A friend commented on my Facebook that the Cambodian visa isn't stuck permanently into the passport and suggests I could go there then peel off the visa so the blank page can be used for another visa. ...
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Emergency UK visa for an Australian to visit a critically ill parent

My wife has just been informed that her mother is in critical condition while on a tour of England. She has been diagnosed with a brain tumour and looks like she will not make it. I am wondering if my ...
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Dual Citizenship but I only have one passport — how to use ESTA website?

I have dual citizenship (one by Birth) and the other is Australian. I have lived in Australia for the majority of my life and I only have 1 passport. On the ESTA website there is a question for dual ...
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Does tourist visa (90 days) apply after a long-term visa ends in Schengen countries? [duplicate]

I am an Australian currently on a Netherlands working holiday visa that ends in May next year. I would like to know if when my visa ends I then get another 90 days just as a regular tourist visa as I ...
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I'm an Australian and have previously travelled to Iran; can I go to Guam without a visa?

I'm on an Australian passport, and I want to go to Guam for an event for about a week (pleasure, not business). Ordinarily, I could go to Guam without a visa, but this might be complicated because: ...
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Dual nationality, EU and Australian. Does it matter which passport is “travelled on” [duplicate]

I plan to visit Australia from the UK, I am an Australian national with dual nationality - I also hold a Greek passport. I have all the correct documentation and everything is fine. However, if I ...
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Whilst on ESTA I was stamped a 6 month B2 visa, would this be considered overstaying?

I flew to Houston early last year on an ESTA waiver, and upon arrival the officer stamped me in writing B2 on my stamp with 6 months'of validity. I stayed for one month and then travelled overland ...
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What personally identifiable information should I delete from my smartphone and email before travelling to a high-risk country?

I'll be travelling to Mongolia, and I've heard there's a non-trivial chance of theft. I'll be taking two Apple iPhones with me, and I'm not too concerned about the theft of the devices themselves, as ...
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From whom can I buy travel insurance if I don't “live” anywhere?

I am an Australian citizen, currently living in Singapore and I want to travel through Europe and the USA over the next six months. I will be leaving Singapore permanently and my intent is to ...
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UK tourist visa refused 3 times. Need to get there for flight home

Around 3 years ago I applied for a temporary working visa for the UK, but it got rejected because I lied to the police once and had some old DUI charges. So I never went to the UK. I recently arrived ...
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I am a citizen of three countries. I am going to travel to not two but all three countries. How do I book the tickets, on which passports? [duplicate]

Australia to South Africa to Morocco. All travels are 4-5 days apart. So which ticket do I book with which passport? Which passport do I use to enter and exit to the next country?
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Can I apply for an Iranian visa in the Republic of Georgia?

I've done a bit of searching on the net and haven't come up with much. I intend to stay in the Republic of Georgia for a while and at some point take a trip to Iran. As an Australian citizen I ...
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Can a foreigner get a visa for China in Taiwan?

I'm in China and thinking of taking a ferry to Taiwan. I'm an Australian citizen and I've been to Taiwan before and know I get visa-free entry. But I'm wondering about getting a new visa for China ...
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Is it practical to find travel insurance that has no alcohol-related exclusions?

CHOICE travel insurance buying guide mentions alcohol-related exclusions for insurance: Alcohol Cover for overdoing it on vodka and Red Bull and float-tubing down a river in Laos isn't ...
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Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?

In previous travels to the US I had slight communication issues with people on the East Coast of US (New York, Chicago) compared to the West Coast of US (LA, SF, Las Vegas, Portland). It seems to me ...
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What is required of an Australian citizen to get a visa for Ukraine?

I am an Australian citizen and I know that for some ex Eastern Bloc countries like Russia and Belarus I need an invitation and other difficulties to obtain a visa. Ukraine looks easier than those but ...
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Can I, a non US resident, fly from Havana to Miami without special authorization?

I am an Australian citizen visiting the USA using the Visa Waiver Program next week. I have flights booked Houston → Mexico City → Havana → Miami. As far as I understand I will be fine getting into ...
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Is it cheaper for an Australian to obtain a Russian visa in Cambodia than in Australia?

I'm considering including parts of Russia on my next big overseas adventure. Russian visas are very expensive, at least for me at home in Australia. For a multiple entry business visa like friends ...
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What will happen if I overstay in South Africa?

I arrived in South Africa from Australia at the end of october, so I have 3 months in the country, but in december I left the country for a month and recently re-entered thinking I would get another 3 ...
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Australian drivers licence valid in the US?

I've been trying to find out whether I can rent a car in the US (4-5 days) using only my Australian drivers licence, but my Google foo is failing me. Can anyone enlighten me? Do I still need the ...
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Is it practical to find travel insurance that provides a large amount of cover for disability?

Does travel insurance often provide a large amount of cover for disability caused by an incident while travelling? The brochure linked to from this travel agency gave a value in the tens of thousands ...
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How can I stay more than 90/180 days in Schengen using Australia's bilateral agreements with Spain and Austria?

I wish to travel as follows (and stay within visa rules everywhere, obviously): Slovenia 2 days (this is where I will enter Schegen) Austria 10 days Czech Republic 3 days Spain 45 days This is ...
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90 day visa waiver for the US want to re-enter shortly after for a few days

I'm an Australian citizen travelling to the US (first time) in early December. .. I will be sightseeing and visiting friends in the Washington DC and NY area. I will be arriving on December 2nd (can't ...
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Am I required to renew my passport after losing 20Kg?

My passport photo was taken 6 years ago. I had no problem travelling with it, but I look very different now. I lost roughly 20Kg, which sort of changed my facial features, and recently I have had eye ...
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Are Australian passports expensive in comparison to other western / developed countries?

I decided not to renew my passport before starting this trip because passports are very expensive in comparison to my income and my low travel budget. But when asking people I find their passports in ...
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What are the options for a non-EU national who wants to stay in Netherlands for more than 90 days?

I am an Australian citizen and I wish to base myself in Amsterdam for four or five months. As an Australian I get to stay in the Schengen area for a cumulative 90 days in any 180 day period without a ...
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Are Australian citizens now or in the very near future about to get ten year visas for China?

So a year or so ago there was some announcement between China and USA to increase tourist visa validity to ten years. I thought this was related to some free trade agreement. Now I believe the ...
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What Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US?

Which Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US for a significant period of time (four weeks or longer), assuming the car will be returned to them in Vancouver? I'm an ...
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Can I obtain more than one working holiday visa?

I'm sure this has been discussed before but: I'm in the midst of planning a trip to Europe. I'm an Australian citizen, born and bred, and I'm only 22. I'm organising a working holiday scheme (WHS) ...
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How can I maximize my chances of obtaining a Russian visa outside my home country?

I had been sure from topics here and on other forums that it was not possible for me as an Australian citizen to obtain a visa for the Russian Federation anywhere other than the Russian Embassy in ...
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Does the Lao visa on arrival at the Thai border require a full blank passport page for Australians?

I'm an Australian citizen currently in Bangkok deciding where to travel (preferably overland) next. I just read that for Cambodia I would need to get a full-page visa, but I only have three such ...
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Does Turkey no longer offer visa on arrival to Australian passport holders?

I'm an Australian citizen who's been to Turkey several times, starting in 2010, but not for a couple of years now. Each time I visited, I was able to obtain a visa on arrival at the land border or ...
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Is it a problem to go through immigration 3 times in 2 weeks, for really short periods?

My wife and I are taking a few flights later this month that all go via Singapore, but with different carriers for each leg (all booked as separate return trips). Therefore, we have to collect baggage,...
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Dual citizen return to home country (South Africa) on expired passport

What will happen if I arrive at the border with my expired South African passport? I can leave Australia on my current Australian passport so boarding the plane is not an issue, and South Africa ...
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Consular assistance for Australians in Crimea

One concern I have about visiting Crimea is whether I can receive consular assistance. The Australian government does not recognise Russia's control of Crimea, and that limits the ability of it to ...
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In which countries are Australian citizens legally allowed to work while visiting as a tourist besides New Zealand and Georgia?

I know as an Aussie I'm allowed to work while vising Georgia as I did so in 2011/12. I also know I'm allowed to work in New Zealand as Australians are granted a special status there. But are there ...
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Does an Australian citizen need an eTA for Canada for a 15-hour transit layover not leaving the airport?

I'm Australian and flying this afternoon from China to Mexico with a long layover in Vancouver. I kind of knew Canada had this eTA thing but assumed I wouldn't need such a thing as an Australian who'...
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Can I leave South Africa before my 90 days expire, and return after a few days to stay for another 90 days?

How many times can an Australian leave and re-enter South Africa (90 days at a time without a visa) in a year, and do they need to be out of the country for a certain period of time before they re-...
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How long before I can re-enter the UK after Youth Mobility?

I complied with the rules by leaving after 2 years in UK and didn't overstay. It's been 3 months since I exited UK. I flew to the Republic of Ireland and have been a tourist doing unpaid writing and ...
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90-day Visa Waiver for Australian

I am Australian and traveling on an Australian passport. My current ESTA expires in September 2015. My 90 day VWP will be up at the end of June. I have spent the whole 90 days in both Arizona or ...
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Catch a one-way ticket to Korea

I realise that return tickets are sometimes required for tourist or visitor visas (i.e. Korea has 90 days free for Australians like me) Just wondering that if I ever plan on entering Korea on a one-...
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Can I buy airfare using one passport (visa required) and then use another (no visa required) to enter the country?

I am travelling from Australia to China to Vietnam to Cambodia to Australia. I have two passports, namely Russian and Australian (the first and last names are identical in both but the numbers are ...
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Is it possible to apply for a Mongolian visa outside one's home country?

I am an Australian citizen and as such, require a visa for Mongolia. I leave Australia in late February and am planning on visiting Mongolia in late May. This means if I applied for a visa from home, ...
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Am I allowed to re-enter the US using an emergency Australian passport?

Unfortunately my Australian passport was stolen on New Year's, and as such I am now in possession of an emergency passport, which is not eligible for an ESTA. Travel plans see me travelling to Mexico ...
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Should you apply for a Romanian long-stay visa from within or outside the country?

I am thinking of going to Romania in a couple of months, and would like to stay for a longer time than the 90 day short-stay period. Normally, you would apply for a long-stay visa before you arrive ...
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Can an Australian obtain a visa to enter Pakistan by land border while already overseas?

I'm an Aussie and am already travelling in Asia right now. I'm considering the possibility of overlanding through Pakistan. Now rules for getting visas can change pretty frequently and Pakistan is ...
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Why did the price of Turkish on-arrival visas for Australians just rise by 200%?

So I've had to get three visas for Turkey in the last couple of years and each time it cost € 15 / $ 20. But a few days ago I met some Australian travellers here in Georgia who just came from ...
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What's the highest price a country charges citizens of another country for tourist visa?

Many countries charge money to issue visas to people wishing to enter, and many charge different fees for citizens of different countries. On my current trip the most I've had to pay was $20. One ...
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Do I need to apply for a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist on an Australian passport?

Do I need to apply for a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist for a few days when travelling on an Australian passport? Or will I be able to get one on arrival?