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6 Month Tourist 676 - work and finances


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Old 06-30-2010, 04:03 PM
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6 Month Tourist 676 - work and finances

I originally posted this in another thread, but am reposting in case that was the wrong way to ask my question.

Two questions related to long term tourist visa 676:
1) the No Work requirement: I am a US citizen and I am coming to Australia to do the tourist thing as well as train and compete as an amateur in area triathlons. (I already looked into the sport visa and don't have enough international acclaim.) I have a job in the US that would allow me to work from Australia if I ask -- is this a "No, No" even though no Aussie company would be paying me? Would just rather not take a long term leave of absence... My job is the sort that has no customer and would require no Australian resources beyond internet access.

2) There is no mention of what amount of savings is "adequate" for funding a 6-12 month stay. My room and board will be covered by an Australian citizen (friend) so my only expenses will by my transportation/touring costs and triathlon expenses. Would having my room and board covered factor in to how much money I show I have accessible in the bank?


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Answered on your other thread and:
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1. The restriction re not working in Australia Dawn means not being employed here working for wages and what you arrange to do re your US employer is between them and you but if it meant conducting any business here that would be breaching the restriction.
Using the internet to keep in touch with people/systems overseas or whatever is OK.
2. An ammount of $250/w is probably that considered a bare minimum for backpackers doing it on the cheap and though doable it'd certainly mean doing everything cheap but if you have accommodation, that is a reasonable ammount.
As PZ indicates, having a credit card with available balance can be used if need be to show funds available and you could always indicate you'll be on paid leave of a sorts if need be without going into detail of what you'll be doing to save unsettling anyone.




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Thanks for the response, Wanderer. I would like more information about how to prove support from an Australian citizen. I want to do this right the first time to try to prevent delays in processing. Do I just need to have my friend (an Australian citizen) write a letter to describe the level of support? What specific information needs to be included? and does it need to be certified?

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Thanks for the response, Wanderer. I would like more information about how to prove support from an Australian citizen. I want to do this right the first time to try to prevent delays in processing. Do I just need to have my friend (an Australian citizen) write a letter to describe the level of support? What specific information needs to be included? and does it need to be certified?

Thanks for your help,
Dawn
I just included a print outs of a couple of emails I sent asking friends (Aus citizens) if I could stay with them and their replys saying yes.


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I haven't checked the 676 application form Dawn but if there is provision to put in about accommodation support, obviously do that and yes, just an email or whatever from your friends as PZ indicates to say you'll be staying with them will be fine.
Certifying a letter or copy of an email before they post it would give extra weight to it but possibly not really needed.





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