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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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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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UK Passport Renewal Application for a dual citizen (UK & AUS)

Has anybody submitted their renewal application with just the identity page of their Australian passport and not colour copies of every single page as requested on the application form? Are they ...
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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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Are six and twelve month multiple entry Chinese tourist visas currently being issued in Australia?

In the past couple of years I've tried to obtain multiple entry visas for China while on the road in Laos and Vietnam. I discovered that although they documented multiple entry visas on their web ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to get Mongolian currency in Sydney?

Is it possible to get Mongolian currency (the Mongolian Tugrik) in Sydney, Australia? I tried looking at Travelex, Australia post, and Westpac, and none of them seem to offer Mongolian currency. A ...
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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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Status of B1/B2 visa after citizenship change?

I have a valid B1/B2 visa valid to US till March 2019 on Indian passport, I changed my citizenship to Australian. Is my B1/B2 visa on Indian passport valid?
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Travelling to the US on VWP while waiting for a work visa?

I am currently waiting for a work Visa P-1. But I want to visit friends and holiday in US before I start work. Can I enter on ESTA/VWP and holiday for 3 months whilst waiting for visa process, return ...
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US E3 visa holder: can I still travel to the US on the visa waiver program?

I'm an Australian citizen, and I hold an E3 visa to work in the US. Can I still travel to the US for a holiday on the visa waiver program?
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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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Can I arrive before my German National Visa D is valid (e.g 2 weeks)? [duplicate]

I am an Australian, and we can travel in the Schengen Area for 3 months in 6 month period using the Schengen Visa Waiver program. Can I arrive in the Germany on the Schengen Visa Waiver program two ...
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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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Visa requirements for travelling to Scandinavia from Australia?

Later this month I'll be travelling from Australia (on an Australian passport) to Denmark/Norway/Sweden for a holiday, with the itinerary: Arrive Copenhagen, Denmark - stay to days Fly to Bergen, ...
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Visiting Aruba for 10 days between two stays in the US

My Friends are Australian citizens and will be coming for a visit. They want to visit Aruba for approximately 2 weeks, after being in the US one month. When they return from Aruba will they have 90 ...
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Australian getting a China visa in Kuala Lumpur

I'm planning to go from Kuala Lumpur to China. Is it easy for an Australian to get a Chinese visa in Kuala Lumpur ? What documents do I need ? How long does it take ? And how long can I get a visa for?...
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Is it possible to get a free 15 day visa upon arrival at Hanoi airport?

I read somewhere its possible to get a free 15 day Vietnam visa upon arrival at Hanoi airport as long as I show proof I'm leaving Vietnam within 15 days, which I am. I'm flying to Hanoi from Kuala ...
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My daughter has an expired Australian passport can she use her british passport to enter Australia. Will immigration allow this? [duplicate]

My husband and three children are Australian, my youngest is 7 and her Australian passport has expired. Will she be able to travel back to Australia on her British passport and just prove she is ...
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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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Visitor Visas for USA and Canada for Australian Citizen

I'm a little confused by the US and Canadian Visa systems. I am wanting to travel around the US for approximately 2 months and then travel to Canada for approximately 4 months. Do I need to apply ...
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Revoked visa and given a 5 year ban [closed]

Last year I had been granted a visa to travel to America, once I arrived in America I was stopped at immigration. I had my visa revoked and was given a 5 year ban for America. I want to know if this ...
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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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Travel on 90 days visa free travel period in Schengen or National Visa D? [duplicate]

I am an Australian national who will go to Austria on a student exchange program later this year. With the Australian passport, I will be able to travel in the Schengen Area visa-free for up to 90 ...
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Looking to enter NZ on one passport and leave on another [duplicate]

Looking to enter NZ as an Australian and leave on another unused foreign passport. Can it be done without issue or will NZ require the Oz passport on leaving?
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Other passports queue arriving in UK?

Do I have to join in to the other passports queue in the UK border control with my Australian passport and residence permit while I am with my British passport holder wife and children? Is there any ...
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Dual UK and AUS, no UK passport

I am a dual British and Australian citizen. I am British by descent and I have applied for my passport but it hasn't arrived yet and am worried it won't in time. I'm going to be staying in England for ...
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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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What's the price of a Vietnamese tourist visa in Laos for an Australian national?

I'm in Vientiane, Laos and contemplating returning to Vietnam where I was about five or six months ago. That time I got my visa in Cambodia (Sihanoukville) where it cost $60 USD. I intend to head to ...
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Is it possible to get a multiple-entry visa for Cambodia before arrival?

I'm traveling to Laos via Cambodia on an Australian passport. I'm going to have to change airlines in Siem Reap Airport, so I will (presumably) need to clear immigration, claim my bag and check-in ...
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Luggage, connecting flights and customs question for USA

I'm flying to the USA, from Australia, through LAX and catching a connecting flight 6 hours later, think it's the same ticket, booked all at once. I've never traveled before, and I'm wondering what ...
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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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10 days in South Korea using an Australian Passport, whilst on a Chinese visa

Do I need a visa for a 10 day holiday to South Korea? I have an Australian passport living in China on a z visa.
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Updating ESTA details for second visit to USA

My ESTA is valid until Jan 2016. I am holding an Australian passport valid until 2017. I already made one trip to USA in May 2014. I will travel from Australia to USA in Sep 2015. I have updated ...
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Do I need a visa to transit twice through Vietnam?

I am flying from Australia to UK, changing planes in Ho Chi Minh City then Hanoi. Do I need a visa? Wasn't sure as the HCM to Hanoi is domestic.
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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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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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Traveling to UK before visa is valid?

I am an Australian male and I've just had my application for a YMS (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa accepted (passport arrived in the mail today). In the application for my visa, I put down that I would ...
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Why is a visa required for Australians visiting Mongolia?

Australian citizens require a visa to visit Mongolia. A number of other countries don't require a visa - some western countries, Asian countries, even Cuba and Israel. Why isn't Australia one of them? ...
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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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Australian applying for U.S Visa from Dublin

I am ending my 8 week holiday trip in Boston for a semester exchange at Boston College. I have been unable to apply for my U.S visa before leaving Australia as there is a global outage on visa ...
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Schengen rules for Australian travelling Europe for 2 years?

Can anyone tell me if this is possible: I want to travel Europe for approx 2 years. (Not working, I will be able to show bank statements to prove i can support myself at each immigration point). ...
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Is there a particular bank in China that has the best fees and withdrawal limits using an Australian ANZ Bank ATM card?

In many countries there are large fees for using ATMs that vary from bank to bank. ATM fees with all Australian banks are already very high and include a percentage of the amount and a fixed fee. ...
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Travelling through the US with Canadian Working Visa

I'm Australian and have obtained my Canadian working visa. However rather than flying direct to Canada I am meeting an American friend in LA and driving across the border. I have a return flight ...
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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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Re-entry into Israel as tourist (Australian citizen)

I am Australian and I plan to visit Israel on a tourist visa for three months from end of May to end of August. I will be travelling out of Israel to Copenhagen third week of August for six days and ...
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Australian and British defacto couple travelling in the EU

My partner and I are about to travel around Europe and the UK. My partner is travelling with two passports, Australian and British. I will be only travelling on an Australian passport. I have also ...
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What are the current requirements and process of obtaining a multiple-entry Chinese visa for an Australian citizen in Ho Chi Minh City?

As usual, lots of fake/spam sites when trying to Google this. And also information that is out of date, applies to other nationalities only, or applies to getting the visa in another location. Often ...