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Onshore Spouse Visa - Need to book a return flight?


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Old 07-10-2015, 12:57 PM
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Onshore Spouse Visa - Need to book a return flight?

Hi there,

I am heading over to Aus on a tourist visa this year sometime, for an extended holiday, do I need to book a return flight before they let me in?

As there could be a chance that I would like to stay and apply for onshore Spouse visa, depending on how I find it there...

Thanks :-)


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Old 07-11-2015, 03:54 AM
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Hi there,

I am heading over to Aus on a tourist visa this year sometime, for an extended holiday, do I need to book a return flight before they let me in?

As there could be a chance that I would like to stay and apply for onshore Spouse visa, depending on how I find it there...

Thanks :-)
Not necessarily. I bought a one way ticket and applied for a Spouse Visa. Didn't have any problem, but your Bridging Visa won't be in effect til your three months stay is up. However, when I contacted the airline they told me I couldn't fly on a one way...I still got on anyways lol.

It's not a requirement to have a return though.

This is the email response from the immigration when I contacted them...

"Further to our recent phone conversation, travellers to Australia may enter Australia on a one-way ticket provided they have evidence to demonstrate they have the financial means to purchase a ticket for departure, or onward travel, from Australia prior to the expiration of their visa.

If you decide to travel on a one-way ticket, please ensure you carry with
you some documentary evidence such as a bank or credit card statement, or other financial document, showing the amount of $2000.00 AUD or more that can be presented to Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) officials as evidence of funds to purchase a return ticket."

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