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Old Feb 14th 2011, 4:30 pm   #1
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Question Do i need a visa to visit Australia if I hold a NZ permanent residency visa

Can anybody help; do I need a visa for visits to Australia?
I hold a UK passport and I have been in New Zealand for 18 months on a permanent residency visa. I have just started a new job which will require me to visit Australia about 6 times a year for business meetings, probably for up to a week at a time.

Will I need to apply for a visa to enter Australia?
Will there be any repercussions with my NZ permanent residency visa leaving NZ so many times in a year?

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Old Feb 14th 2011, 7:54 pm   #2
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Can anybody help; do I need a visa for visits to Australia?
I hold a UK passport and I have been in New Zealand for 18 months on a permanent residency visa. I have just started a new job which will require me to visit Australia about 6 times a year for business meetings, probably for up to a week at a time.

Will I need to apply for a visa to enter Australia?
Will there be any repercussions with my NZ permanent residency visa leaving NZ so many times in a year?

Many Thanks

Mark
Hi Mark,

We visited OZ last year when we had PR and we still needed an evisitor visa. See link below and its FREE

http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/visitors.htm

Hope this helps.
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Old Feb 14th 2011, 8:10 pm   #3
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OH's firm normally used to sort his visa out for him. He has a kiwi passport now so no longer a problem. Ask your HR department to sort it maybe.
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you do need a visa. It costs $30 and lasts 12 months. It won't have any effect on your residency status though.

They are easy to get at the airport. I have had it a couple of time when I have got to the check in desk and they have told me my visa has run out. They wait 5 mins while I run over to the info desk and by a new one - as it is an online update system.
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you do need a visa. It costs $30 and lasts 12 months. It won't have any effect on your residency status though.

They are easy to get at the airport. I have had it a couple of time when I have got to the check in desk and they have told me my visa has run out. They wait 5 mins while I run over to the info desk and by a new one - as it is an online update system.


My advice.... do it before you get to the airport !!!
There was no charge last July for visas for the 4 of us to go over to Oz. Easy to do on line.
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