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Just applied for an Australia ETA Tourist Visa with an old DUI

Excited to go to Australia but very nervous that my Tourist Visa will be denied. I was honest about a DUI from 2001 (23ish years ago). Anyone had this experience? Thank you
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Could I get a visa for Australia as a self-taught software developer in 2024?

I'd like to know if is possible to get a visa for Australia as a 34 years old self-taught software developer. I don't have a degree. Instead, I have 11 years of experience until now, I've worked as ...
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Overstayed my UK student visa from 2005 to 2008. Should I mention this on an Australian visa application?

I am currently an Irish passport holder since 2014. In September 2004, I came to the UK on a student visa from Sri Lanka. But unfortunately, I ran into financial difficulties after the December 2004 ...
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Can I claim points for before deemed date in Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Australian state?

I am looking to lodge EOIs for Australia immigration under subclasses 189, 190 & 491. I have a bachelor and a master degree in non-computer field but I work as a software developer for over 6 ...
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Australia EOI - Are the "skill assessment" 10 points supposed to be added into the final point calculation on submission?

I received my skill assessment from ACS and lodged my EOI, but to my surprise the system calculated 10 points less than it was supposed to. I checked the calculation breakdown and noticed that I haven'...
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Visiting PhD student in Australia - Temporary activity visa (408) clarifications

I am an Italian citizen currently enrolled in a PhD program at an Italian university, and I am planning to travel to Australia for a research period lasting approximately 5 to 6 months, starting in ...
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ANZSCO code for postdoctoral researcher in A.I

I'm currently applying for a visa, for a work-related visit to Australia, and the application form is asking for the ANZSCO name of my occupation, but I can't seem to find any that correctly describes ...
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How feasible it may be to get Australian 491 visa in a year?

I am currently 44. My brother who was working in Australia, very recently got PR. He is ready to sponsor me under 491 visa. Skill, education, experience, English are not a problem for me. What I am ...
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How credit cards differ in Australia?

How credit cards differ in Australia from other places like the USA. How do they impact your in applying for a home loan How common are they for daily purchases? Does the general public usually pay ...
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Australian 12 month tourist visa

Can anyone tell me about how long you have to be out of Australia before you can apply for a second 12 month tourist visa Many Thanks My son and his girlfriend will be going over there on a temp work ...
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Child entering Australia on US passport but dual citizen

We live in The USA, and my nine month old recently had his Australian citizenship by descent approved. It’s only come to my knowledge, that with this approval, he should now technically be entering ...
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Insurance Cover on arrival in Australia

I have a question regarding medical insurance on arrival in Australia. Here is my situation. I have received permanent resident visa for Australia and will be moving there next month for taking up a ...
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Can I apply for a spouse visa for my husband when I am his second wife?

I am a citizen of Pakistan and currently hold an Australian Student Visa subclass 500. I want to apply for a spouse or sponsorship visa for my husband. We both applied for a student visa but ...
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Exchange my Australian P2 driver license in Ontario Canada?

I got into this driving thing kinda late, which means I have a probationary driver's license from Victoria, Australia that looks kinda like this: I have built a family over the past years and we ...
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Advise on Residency Visa for Brasilians in Portugal

I'm looking for advice or help. My GF currently is from Rio and currently lives and works in Portugal whilst i am living in Melbourne. We are planning for her to visit me here before we start the ...
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Subclass 500 visa for public elementary school?

The Australian subclass 500 student visa seems to be mainly aimed at high school students and beyond, but does include anyone from age 6. I can find little information about it in combination with a ...
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Question about Australian international arrivals

I read on the ABP website that they may fingerprint international arrivals. Is it something they do for everyone, or only randomly?
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What are the consequences of a dual national leaving Australia using an expired Australian passport?

I am leaving Australia on a soon to expire/expired Australian passport but I am booking a one-way flight using my valid UK passport. Will I be allowed to leave showing my expired Australian passport? ...
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Got an Australian ETA unaware of a misdemeanor at the time

I'm due to travel to Australia in 2 weeks, and I answered no on the ETA regarding criminal convictions. I got my FBI background back (was planning on applying for the onshore travel visa once I got ...
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Australia 417 WHV - Can I apply again for the same visa if I didn't enter in Australia before the "Must not arrive after" date?

I applied for my 3rd working holiday visa (417) back in March 2022, then I decided to leave later, so I stayed home. Anyway, my "Must not arrive after" date is March 2023. Recently I had the ...
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How to live overseas full-time as Australian aged pensioner, owning one Australian house

Would like to keep Australian house, rent out declare income and receive reduced pension. Live outside Australia don't won't to spent 6M in and 6M out. The 12 month outside Australia rule can be ...
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Should I mention Master's degree in the ACS Skills Assessment?

Below details are for my Australian Visa (subclass 189/191/491) I have completed my Bachelors in Electronics and telecommunication engineering (2010-14) and Masters in Electrical and Electronics ...
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Moving to Australia. Do I need to declare personal electronics?

I'm moving to Australia later this year. Some of my personal items (laptop, tablet etc) will be packed in my luggage. Do I need to declare these at customs on my incoming passenger card? They're all ...
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Do I require to put my middle name in the for when I apply for a driver's license or a bank account in Australia?

Do I require to put my middle name when I apply for a driver's license or a bank account in Australia? I prefer to only use my short first and last name in daily life but do I still need to announce ...
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Transferring from Visa 600 to 804 Aged Parent? | Bridging?

A person is coming to Australia on a tourist visa 600. Then applies onshore for an aged parent visa 804. Some websites say that the application generated a bridging visa that will allow the person to ...
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What are the routes to obtain a PR in Australia after finishing a PhD degree?

I'm currently doing a PhD in Philosophy in Canada, and I have a high chance of getting a PR after graduation through various pathways offered by the government. But I've been offered a much better ...
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Working on ABN is that countable as experience for migration purposes?

I am working full time on ABN (Australia Business Number) as a chef, will this be considered in my experience or I have to work on TFN (Tax File Number) only to claim experience points.
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EU Blue Card University Degree Requirments

I have an undergraduate degree from a recognized Australian Uni (H+) in IT. For my application, the required documents say I need to bring my university degree, can I bring an original, stamped 'Proof ...
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Withdrawing from a visa application: any negative impact for future applications?

Due to unprecedented circumstances, I might need to withdraw from my current student visa application (Australia) and re-apply next year. Will this be considered as a negative point for my future ...
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Australia PR 190 - relocate to a different state after applying EOI

I recently got a competent English score in PTE which gives me 70 points without state sponsorship. So I am planning to apply for VISA 190 (with state sponsorship it will be 75) But the problem is my ...
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Australia 476 Visa Application Processing times - from UK

The Australian Subclass 476 skilled-recognised graduate visa for engineers states processing times of: 75% of applications: 12 months 90% of applications: 16 months and you can't apply until after ...
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Does one year experience count for partner skill criteria in Australia PR process

I know if my spouse is an applicant for the PR visa and meets age, English and skill criteria, I can get 10 points for it. She meets the age and has competent English score. So I will get 5 points for ...
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Australian Immigration Visa 190 ABN work experience evidence

I have applied for a 190 visa with work experience. I have been working on ABN for 2 years and then my employer offered me a full time role. Thus, I started working on TFN. But I am claiming points ...
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When did my British Citizenship expire?

I was born in the United Kindom in 1997, both of my parents were British, but in 2004 we moved to Australia where we have lived ever since. I became an Australian Citizen in 2008 I am now applying for ...
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Back-to-back student visas for different countries (first Canada, then Australia, then US/UK)

I have a rather complicated question and would appreciate any help. (I will bolden the important and relevant parts to make it easier to follow.) I'm an international student currently studying at a ...
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Live and work in USA but need to move back to Aus - any insight from others regarding continuing employment? (Dual USA/AUS citizenship)

So here's my situation: I currently live and work in the USA, but I've been working remotely since march and recently told my employer I need to move back to Aus, and that I was hoping I could keep ...
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'Close and continuing' association with Australia while overseas

Australia requires a 'Close and continuing' association/link/ties with Australia either by living in Australia or by maintaining such ties while overseas as a criterion for naturalization. My friend ...
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Regarding age limits for PR of Australia and NZ

(1) Can people above 45 years of age apply for Australian PR? I see that you get 0 points if you are above 45 years of age, but does that make me ineligible rightaway? (2) Can people above 55 years of ...
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Can I use "Tell Us Once" to notify various UK Government departments for a death in Australia?

The UK has quite a nice service "Tell Us Once" that lets you notify a whole bunch of Government departments about the death of someone. On the Gov.UK Death Abroad page, it says that the Tell ...
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Do Australia, New Zealand, Germany permit permanent stay visas to immigrant parents of citizens?

Do Australia, New Zealand, Germany facilitate permanent stay visas to immigrant parents of citizens? If I get citizenship in either of the countries, can I bring my parents permanently to that country?...
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Skills Assessment for Australian Visa

I want to get an Independent Visa (189) for Australia. For this I need to do a Skills Assessment with a specific Assessment Authority. I am a Physicist and I don't know what my proper Assessment ...
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New Zealander returning to Australian job under COVID restrictions - what documents prove my residency?

I am a New Zealand passport holder and have been living and working in Australia for around 7 months with a 12 month contracted job that, FWIW, I believe will be extended at its completion. With ...
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Australia Resident Return Visa (155 and 157)

I am a permanent resident of Australia and my PR status is going to expire in mid of June, 2020. I had been to Australia and stayed for 2 weeks in November 2015. I'm currently living outside Australia ...
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What is the time frame for moving to Aus after being approved for Visa 476 (skilled-recognised graduate visa)?

You have to apply for Visa 476 within 2 years of graduating from university but the processing times as shown on the website are: 75% of applications: 15 months 90% of applications: 17 months So ...
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Immigration : Australia passenger card - Migrating vs returning

I'm French citizen with Australian permanent residency since 2018. When I was first awarded the residency, I entered the country within the first 5 months (as required) in order to validate this ...
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Advice for Australian with dual citizenship (US/Australia) married to a US citizen and they move to Australia

If both myself (dual citizen usa/australia) and my husband (us citizen) are living in Australia and we each make over $150,000USD per year - are we really in a bad spot with US taxes and getting ...
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Traveling with a company to get work in Australia

I'm traveling for my first time, alone, to Australia. I'm combining travel and work. I want to work at a range or with cattle care. I'm looking for people with experience traveling with an agency or ...
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After assessment, what's the next for EOI in Australia?

I want to apply for nomination of EOI to the Northern Territory. I have passed the APC exam for the pharmacy board. I have the results, but I was searching for clear instructions on how to proceed. I ...
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Retiring in UK, is my tax free Australian superannuation income taxed in UK?

I'm a dual UK/Australia citizen and seriously thinking of moving to UK permanently. I am 57 and when I turn 60 I will be able to get a tax free pension income or a lump sum from my Australian ...
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ID alternatives for a international student in the USA

I'm moving to USA (Tucson, AZ) for graduate school, and was wondering what identification alternatives I could use where ID is required, as I prefer not carrying around my passport with me. I have an ...
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