Forum Category: Customs & Immigration

76 Topics

Cleaning Woodworking Tools and the Wooden Tool Box help Please

I hope I'm in right forum, I will be sending my late Husbands joinery tools and toolbox in a container to Perth when i move,I understand strict cleaning is required but I can find no information on how I do it or if they need fumigating. Does anyone have any ...

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Will I get pulled up at Airport?

Hi I am living in nz but flying to aus soon with my family and am scared I might be pulled up at the airport because approx 17 yrs ago I was living in aus with my dropkick now ex, both of us on the dole. He got a credit ...

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If I was declined five years ago to holiday in Australia, am I able to get another chance?

5 years ago I was declined in a holiday in Australia. Am I able to get into Australia now for a holiday, with a return ticket to New Zealand?

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Can I take a new chainsaw to Australia?

Will I be taxed on it?

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Being picked up at Customs

Some filed bankruptcy against me in Nz, I have been living in Australia since 2011, I am paying the debt, but havent filled in statement of affairs as it seems irrelevant, would i picked up at immigration if i went to Nz to visit on return to Australia as I ...

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I was deported from Austraila in 2005. What do I need to do so I can return?

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My daughter spent time here from Sept 1972 to Sept 1974 and in 1982-4 is she a permanent resident

I read that if you spent time in Australia prior to a certain time that you automatically had a re-entry visa, so does that mean that you are a permanent resident already?

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I want to bring my son from Thailand to Australia to live. What do I need to do?

My son is 6 yrs old and possesses both Australian Citizenship by descent and a current Australian passport. He has been to Australia previously on a 2 week holiday in 2015.

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I'm a permanent Australian resident and just applied for Citizenship

If it gets refused for any reason, will I lose my permanent residency and get deported?

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Court Judgement & Entering Australia?

Hi all, I was made redundant in March 2014, with all entitlements to be claimed through Fair Entitlements Guarantee. I had taken out a small loan of $2,000 last and was unable to make repayments when I left Australia to live in NZ. I've had plenty of emails requesting payment ...

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Owe debts in New Zealand

Hi, need help. I am currently living in Australia but I owe some money in NZ (loan). Can I visit overseas countries instead of NZ without being stopped at the airport even in return to Australia .

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Bankrupt in New Zealand and wanting to live in Australia.

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has experience or knowledge of moving to Australia while still bankrupt. Do they have you on record at the airport? thanks

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Visiting Australia with a felony

I'm an Aussie married to an American. We live in USA. He was charged but never convicted of arson 25yrs ago, they did charge him with fraud. He got probation of 3yrs but was released after 18months. No jail time was served. We want to visit my family in Australia. ...

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

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Owing money in NZ.

I owe about 20,000 dollars to the bank in NZ, I came to australia looking to work in the mines thinking i could pay off my bank loan really fast but the mine job did not workout and now i'm stuck with this debt, will i be able to visit ...

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Declaring bankrupt in New Zealand while living in Australia.

Can anyone shed any light on what happens if you file for New Zealand bankruptcy but are already set up and living in Australia? How does the travel ban work when you have already left? And how do you mange the OA when you ain't living in New Zealand anymore? ...

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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 return to Australia. I would like to know if they would be ...

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Living in Australia without declaring dui criminal conviction

Hi all, I am an idiot and have been declaring no to criminal conviction. I have a DUI and with a google search a few years ago (5 years since), I checked if DUI was considered a criminal conviction, but the result I got said traffic offence. I couldn’t make ...

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Does your nz passport have to stay valid while in Australia?

I've been in Australia 7years now. My passport expired 2 years ago and haven't renewed it. I was wondering if I'm meant to keep it valid while living here or can I leave it expired and just renew when I next Intend to travel?

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Criminal charge at 16, 100k MSD debt at 28. Can I enter Australia for a week?

Charged with Fraud at 16 in youth court. I have over 100k owing in NZ and I'm SLOWLY chipping away at it. I've been good since then and I want to go to Australia for a week to tour with my sons rugby team. I don't want to go all ...

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Will Australia airport gonna stop me if I have some previous debt?

i had $8000 debt credit card on Commonwealth bank. i left AUSTRALIA in 2014. Now me and my wife wants to apply for student and spouse visa. Will it effect my visa processing? Or will airport authority gonna stop me?

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Moving to australia at 16 years old without family living in australia or coming with me

i would like to move to Australia in June when I finish taking my GCSE's, I have no relations in Australia and none of my family come from Australia. I am 16 years old and would be moving on my own. I am very independent and do a lot of ...

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Can I move to Australia and get medicare cover and treatment with a pre existing cancer diagnosis?

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Deportation from NZ and one criminal charge

Hi to all, One small question if anybody has answer or advice I can save my future. I was on student visa and my ex g.f charge assault with blunt weapon in 2010 and i got sentence for 7months and release in 3 months, second I was eligible for work ...

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Live in Australia

My best friend is on Home D in New Zealand and wants to move over to Australia. She's been to Australia, how would she do this?

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NZ citizen with 3 dependent children who are Australian citizens (born here). Separated from husband. How do I become a citizen?

Arrived in Australia in 2010. Married an Australian citizen in 2013 and we have 3 children who were all born in Australia. My husband and I have just separated and I did not realise that I do not have permanent residency - I actually had no idea that I was ...

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I have unpaid loans and want to move to Australia

I have loans that im owing. I am still paying them off but plan to move to Australia soon and I am wondering will I be stopped when i come back to visit NZ?

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First time travelling and have some debt. Am I gonna get stopped for it?

Am planning a 3 week holiday but am soo paranoid I won't be able to leave. It's not fines just stupid old bills that have been there for ages, but can they make you pay it before you leave, ie. at airport.

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Returning to Australia with unpaid Traffic fine. What'll happen upon arrival?

I tried clarifying with Civic Compliance Victoria but they found no record of it. I was stoppen by a policeman driving the wrong side of the road. Lost the original ticket.

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Will I be able to return to my home and job in Australia if I go to NZ for a holiday?

I was recently bankrupted in NZ. I have worked and lived in Australia for 3 years. I have a ticket to go to NZ for Xmas, which was purchased before I was made bankrupt. Will I be stopped from returning to Australia to my home and job?

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Can someone still enter Aust when they still owe money for a speeding fine?

My fiancé is a German Citizen and was in Australia two years ago (I am an Austalian citizen living in Germany) . He received a speeding infringement and it still hasn't paid it. Is there anyway that can restrict his entrance into Australia (on a tourist visa but with the ...

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Return after being deported

If i have been deported over 1 year agor for not declaring criminal convictions can I re enter Australia

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Help needed for passport

Hi there, I'm in a situation where I became a guardian to my sister in laws child who was going through a mid-life crisis at the time. her baby was just 7 months old at the time. I flew to NZ from a holiday in Australia with this child to ...

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If i have a student loan and overdue taxes and owe Baycorp money, will this prevent me from moving to Australia?

Will I get stopped at the border?

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Bad debt in Australia & left the country, now want to return- arrested???

Hi Can you please guide me I had a bank loan amounting $30000 in Australia and left the country for good in 2007.I went overseas and now want to return back to Australia. Will i be arrested at the Airport? Whom should i contact if i want to return safe.?

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Possession of cannabis caution when he was 15 yrs old, will it show on criminal record?

Hi my hubby received a caution for possession of cannabis (1 spliff between 4) when he was 15 ( he's now 37), will this show on the criminal checks and should he declare it? It never went to court or anything. Thanks in advance x

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Do you have to declare a drink driving offence from 20 years ago when entering Australia?

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Red-flagged name at customs : What happens when I leave the country?

A national park ranger red flagged my name at customs because of a reason, including a fine. What will happen at the airport when I try to leave the country?

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I have a student loan. Will I be able to leave NZ on a one-way ticket to Australia?

I have a student loan currently Im paying it off, I want to live in Australia, will I be able to leave without getting stopped at the airport,( ill be leaving on a one-way ticket ) Ive read some comments on this forum some say yes some say no, just ...

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Wanting to move to.Sydney but have bad credit in.nz. Possibly use British passport?

Hi i have bad credit in.nz due to years of bad job security. I was wondering if iused my British passport instead of my nz passport would.this get me around the credit checks in.Australia. thanks.for.any help

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Has anyone from New Zealand gone over to Australia ticked holiday on the departure card and decided to just live there and not return? Can you do that?

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Can I enter Australia for a holiday with ATO debt? Even though I've never heard from them.

I walked away from a failed business 2 years ago, lots of creditors owed to but my main concern is the unpaid super & ATO debt. I haven't received any letters from the ATO regarding my debt but I have been getting the monthly BAS forms and finally they have ...

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I have outstanding credit card and phone bills (total AUD 6,000) since 2006. Can I re-enter Australia in 2010?

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Would being bankrupt prevent permanent entry to Australia with NZ passport?

I am hoping to emigrate to Australia with my Australian partner. Unfortunately, I have to declare myself bankrupt - would this stop me living in Australia permanently? I have a New Zealand passport although I am British and live in UK.

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If I am bankrupt in New Zealand and made bankrupt while living in Australia, can New Zealand deport me or make me pay the debt back?

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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 they can do to us??

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How much cash and worth of gold a permanent resident can take while migrating to Australia?

I am permanently moving to Australia in October with my family, my wife is having some gold jewellery. Just wanted to know how much cash and worth of gold is allowed to bring into Australia, do I need to pay tax on gold.

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Will previous Credit Card debt get me stopped at customs?

I used to live in Melbourne but left the city to move to the UK. I also left behind two creditcard debts. One is with the collections agency and I have made repayments and one I haven't heard anything about, this was 2 years ago. If I want to go ...

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Will i get stopped at the airport if i have outstanding debts with companies here in nz?

I am wishing to move to the Gold Coast in australia in september. I have a few outstanding debts that have gone to debt collectors. Will this stop me from moving to australia?Will i get stopped at the airport on my way over there? Thanks(:

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I have a brother that used to live in Australia. He got a summons to court, but found out when he was over in NZ. How do we find out if he's allowed back in Australia?

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I am moving to Perth and I have a criminal conviction of benefit fraud from 10 years ago. Will that stop me going through Customs?

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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??

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NZ citizen moving to Australia - almost 50. PR/visa?

I'm a NZ citizen by birth. I'm almost 50 yrs old and will be moving to Aus (long-term, if not, permanently) within the year. I've been told Kiwi's don't need to apply for PR as automatically have Special Visa when arrive - meaning you can work and live in Aus ...

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Non-resident parent emigrating from the UK

If a non-resident parent is emmigrating from the uk, do the children of this person require a medical. If so, why?

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Can my ex stop me from moving to Australia if we have a son together?

He has no contact with our son and does not pay child support so how can he stop me?

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Health checks on arrival into Australia?

I'm planning on moving over to Australia to work and live permanently, but will need to find work before definitely settling in. My question is, on arrival to australia, will I have to have some sort of physical check up and all that stuff if I tick 'permanent' for reason ...

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Laws on taking a container to Perth

We are moving to Perth and taking a container with all our furniture and belongings in it. What are the regulations for taking over empty planter pots - and are we allowed to? I imagine that if we water blast the insides and let them dry they should be okay??

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Taking my children to Australia after a divorce.

Does anyone know what legal rights I have to move my kids with me across the ditch? I'm divorved from their father and have been granted day-to-day care of the kids.

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Moving from NZ to Sydney

Hi all, There is probably an answer on here somewhere, but I want to ask for my sake. I am a NZ citizen currently living in NZ and I am wanting to move to Sydney in the next few months. I have fines, but I am paying them off and ...

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Can I move to Australia with a student loan?

I have a student loan of just over 30 grand and will be moving to live in Australia once I've finished the study year off, and then look for a job. I'll tell the IRD I'm moving, but will I be stopped and questioned by Customs about this debt, especially ...

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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 support in NZ. Dad is also a Kiwi.

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If my children are 16, do I need their father's permission to move to Australia?

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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.

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I am a NZ citizen and my wife has an Australian subclass 461 visa. What if I am already in Australia and she joins me later on?

Or do I have to be physically with her when she arrives in Australia?

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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 convictions were 2007-2006 assault and the rest 1999 jailed for 6 months served ...

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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?

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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. Thanks.

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I have unpaid child support since I've been living in Australia for the past 4 years. Am I able to return to New Zealand for a holiday and come back to Australia without being stopped at the airport?

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I'm a New Zealander living in Melbourne. I have unpaid debt in New Zealand so can I go back there for a holiday or will I be detained?

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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?

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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 his work here - we are yet to confirm ...

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If I have a conviction for drink driving and reckless discharge of a firearm, am I able to go to Australia just for a holiday?

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Did anyone find out anything about bringing firearms to Queensland?

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What if you have an IRD debt (with a record of regular repayments) and want to move to Australia?

Will you be stopped at the border? Can you pay it off from Australia? Does the Australian Tax Office get involved at all?

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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 paying outstanding debts? Or is this for people who have ...

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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 rest of my life. I will of course be bringing these pills into the ...

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