Move To Australia Guide

Customs & Immigration

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Taking doctor-prescribed pills into Australia

My wife and I will be moving to Melbourne in a few months to become residents. Because of a medical condition, I am required to take two different types of doctor-prescribed pills per day for the…

Posted by komata. 1 reply. Latest activity on 02 March 2009.

Bad credit in New Zealand - will I be stopped at the border?

Is it true that If you have a bad credit history in New Zealand and you are currently living in Australia and wish to return to NZ for a holiday, NZ authorities will not let you out of NZ without…

Posted by curious-one. 1 reply. Latest activity on 27 June 2009.

Will a bad credit history affect a move to Australia from the UK?

I have a bad credit history over here in the UK and my partner wants to move to Australia. I'm starting to warm to the idea but I'm afraid my credit history will affect the move.

Posted by gav. 1 reply. Latest activity on 13 May 2011.

Did anyone find out anything about bringing firearms to Queensland?

Posted by ehholden-fan. 1 reply. Latest activity on 21 November 2010.

What is the duty on a food processor if it's a month old?

I am planning to get a food processor from India. Will the duty on it be heavy??

Posted by foodlover. 1 reply. Latest activity on 13 August 2011.

Can I return to New Zealand with my NZ-born child?

My relationship has broken up - can I return to New Zealand with my NZ-born baby? I have only been in Australia 6 months.

I will not deny the father visiting rights to his son. I have a good family…

Posted by mary. 2 replies. Latest activity on 22 June 2011.

Did your shipping cost (NZ$1600) include Customs and Quarantine clearance fees in Australia?

And did you have to pay any quarantine treatment costs? We plan to ship our king size bed to Australia but were told that wooden stuff more than 5 years old would require fumigation.


Posted by joan. 3 replies. Latest activity on 22 March 2011.

Can Australia deport you to New Zealand?

I'm living in Australia and about to be declared bankrupt in New Zealand. Can they bring us back? We sold everything to come here hoping to make good, but it didn't quite work out. What's the worst…

Posted by newlife. 2 replies. Latest activity on 18 September 2012.

Can I walk my husband through customs Australia and return to NZ so that he can secure work before moving me and our 2 babies over permanently?

I am a Kiwi, my husband is Egyptian. He will be entering Australia on a SCV sub-class 461 visa. We have 2 small children (under the age of 2 years old). He (may) be able to get a job transfer from…

Posted by eliasmum. 1 reply. Latest activity on 22 November 2010.

How can I take my 3-year-old son to Australia with me?

I want to take my 3-year-old son and move to Australia but his father won't let me go. Is there any way I can move there without his permission?

Posted by hkm. 1 reply. Latest activity on 03 December 2010.

If a person owes money to the NZ IRD and lives in Australia, are they able to visit NZ and return to Australia without consequence?

I know somebody who owes money to the New Zealand Tax Department who moved to Australia. They would like to visit home but are afraid that they will get stopped at the airport and won't be able to…

Posted by cairo1. 42 replies. Latest activity on 02 July 2021.

Does my passport have to have at least 5 years on it before I can move?

I have been told my passport must be valid for 5 years if I am moving permanently. Is this true?

Posted by cindy. 2 replies. Latest activity on 08 April 2011.

Where to go when your SCV has been declined?

I'v got criminal convictions. I filled out and sent the disclosure form in and the following week got my answer that I'm not of good character and am only allowed to apply for a tourist visa. My…

Posted by bump. 1 reply. Latest activity on 28 April 2011.

Have any NZ citizens ever filled in a 1023 form for correcting a passenger card information?

Posted by andrew. 0 replies. Latest activity on 09 April 2011.