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As a general rule, you can only hold only one Australian visa at a time. While you can apply for a Visitor (subclass 600) visa while you are holding a Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa, if your application is approved, your Visitor visa will "overwrite" your Temporary Skill Shortage visa (see subsection 82(2) of the Migration Act 1959), and you ...


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I have no experience with this issue. This Australian government BICON document suggests to me that a home-workshop-made child's toy containing wood (with no bark, and displaying no evidence of infestation such as tiny holes or frass) would be admissible into Australia.


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In short, the officers at the border do not check your criminal record or health condition, since that was already done earlier when your visa application is processed. You are thus not also required to carry any documentation about either. That said, Customs may choose to investigate, detain or quarantine you if you appear visibly sick or answer "yes" to ...


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When you land in Australia, you will be required to complete an Incoming Passenger Card. One of the questions on the card is (emphasis original): If you are NOT an Australian citizen: Do you have tuberculosis? Do you have any criminal conviction/s? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you should expect further questioning by an ...


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During the Visa application process certain questions will be asked and background checks made. Depending on the answers/results, further information may be requested pertaining to health examinations Character requirements So after a visa has been issued, the likelihood is slim that the entry officer will be asking again. A visa can be cancelled ...


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Remember that Australia is extremely strict about biosecurity, and you could be fined if you don't declare something that should have been declared, even if it is allowed. Because whey is made from milk, it is a dairy product, and you should tick Yes to the appropriate question on the incoming passenger card. Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, dairy, ...


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Yes, it's fine. Pots are most commonly ordered to share (and priced to match, so the restaurant doesn't lose any money), and I'm quite surprised there's a place where they're not meant to be. Often, particularly in Chinese/Vietnamese restaurants (in Australia, mind you), they'll bring cups for everybody even without asking. I wouldn't read too much into ...


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No, if you are not planning to return to the US on the same trip, neither Australia nor your airline(s) will care about the status of your US visa.


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As you have already stated, the ETA needs to be valid on the date that you enter the country. It does NOT need to be valid for the duration of your entire stay. Thus your ETA that expires in March is fine for an entry in February, even if you stay until after the ETA expires in March. From the website of the Australian Embassy in London : My visa will ...


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The "official" government web site is actually not run by the Australian Government. Rather, it is operated by SITA on the Australian Government's behalf. You can verify this by clicking on the "About this website" link on the front page, which takes you to this page, with this description: This site was developed and is operated by SITA on behalf of ...


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There are 2 ways that an ETA application can be lodged - via the official Australian Government website, or via a travel agents GDS system (basically, the same system they use to book flights/etc). When done via the official ETA website there is a fee of A$20 as you've stated. When done via the GDS, there is no additional fee, other than the fees the agent ...


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You will likely run into trouble leaving Australia, since your new passport is not in Australia's system. However, the good news is that (at last check) they can update your passport details at the border if needed, and after this returning is not a problem. I would suggest trying to contact them again a few times, by phone instead of emailing, and then ...


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