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Old January 31st, 2009, 05:52 PM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Man With Chip
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Hello,

If I'm travelling from Europe to New Zealand and have to change planes
in Australia (ie via transit, get off plane, wait a period of time in
the airport without leaving it, board connecting flight), would I need
to get an Australian visitor's visa?

Thanks for any information.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 06:39 PM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Dick Adams[_2_]
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Man With Chip wrote:

If I'm travelling from Europe to New Zealand and have to
change planes in Australia (ie via transit, get off plane,
wait a period of time in the airport without leaving it,
board connecting flight), would I need to get an Australian
visitor's visa?


That is a question you should ask the airline. Getting an
OZ Visa is not difficult - so there is no reason not to
have one.

Dick
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Old February 1st, 2009, 01:32 AM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
A Mate[_2_]
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http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/transit/no-visa.htm
When a visa is not needed
Some travellers do not need a transit visa if they:

a.. depart Australia by air within 8 hours of the scheduled time of their
arrival
and
b.. hold confirmed onward booking and documentation necessary to enter the
country of their destination
and
c.. remain in the transit lounge at an airport.
The following categories of travellers are covered under this arrangement:

1.. Citizens of the these countries:
Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan,
Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta,
Mexico, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Papua New
Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of South Africa, Republic of
Marshall Islands, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon
Islands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu,
United Kingdom, U.S.A., Vanuatu and Vatican City.
2.. Residents of Taiwan holding a passport issued by the authorities of
Taiwan (other than passports purported to be official or diplomatic
passports).
3.. People holding British passports (irrespective of endorsement in
passport regarding national status)
4.. People who are nationals of the People's Republic of China and who
hold Hong Kong (SAR China) passports.
5.. People who hold diplomatic passports. However, this is not applicable
to nationals of these countries:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Comoros,
Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait,
Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, the
Republic of Yemen, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone,
Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe, Arab
Non-National Passport Holders (ANNPH) or Taiwanese holding diplomatic or
official passports.
"Man With Chip" wrote in message
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Hello,

If I'm travelling from Europe to New Zealand and have to change planes
in Australia (ie via transit, get off plane, wait a period of time in
the airport without leaving it, board connecting flight), would I need
to get an Australian visitor's visa?

Thanks for any information.



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Old February 2nd, 2009, 02:40 AM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Dick Adams[_2_]
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http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/transit/no-visa.htm
When a visa is not needed
Some travellers do not need a transit visa if they:

a.. depart Australia by air within 8 hours of the scheduled
time of their arrival and
b.. hold confirmed onward booking and documentation necessary
to enter the country of their destination and
c.. remain in the transit lounge at an airport.


I'd get the visa just in case the departure flight is canceled
and the choice becomes sleeping in the transit lounge or in a
hotel room.
 




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