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transit at sydney or melbourne airport

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transit at sydney or melbourne airport

Hi.

Can we book an international flight that has a 6hr stopover at either sydney or melbourne airport?

One of us has a philippines passport so cannot enter australia & another requires a visa to enter australia. We are not sure if we are allowed to get off & back on a plane here? Please help clarify this. Would we have to complete the usual entry declarations & be subject to refusal to board our connecting flight out? Thanks. Michael.

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1. Re: transit at sydney or melbourne airport

Lots of Filipinos enter Australia. You just need a visa. If you are not staying then you can get a transit visa. Go to the www.immi.gov.au website. A transit visa is free.

Australian immigration law is nationwide so it makes no difference whether you transit in Sydney or Melbourne.

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2. Re: transit at sydney or melbourne airport

Thanks. So it does require a transit visa?

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3. Re: transit at sydney or melbourne airport

Everyone entering Australia except Australian and NZ passport holders, requires a visa of some sort. Even for transit.

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4. Re: transit at sydney or melbourne airport

This website page http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/transit/ will tell you whether you need to apply for a transit visa, depending on your circumstances.

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5. Re: transit at sydney or melbourne airport

This website page http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/transit/ will tell you whether you need to apply for a transit visa, depending on your circumstances.

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6. Re: transit at sydney or melbourne airport

Thanks for that. Good info. It looks like we are good to go, it's only 6 hour stopover, we are staying in the transit lounge & we are allowed at the ongoing destination. Thanks again

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7. Re: transit at sydney or melbourne airport

Make sure you are on one ticket so that your luggage gets checked through. If the luggage is not checked through, you would have to leave the transit area to get your bags and re-check them.

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8. Re: transit at sydney or melbourne airport

The correct information is here: www.immi.gov.au/visitors/transit/no-visa.htm

A Phillipines passport holder does NOT need a visa if the transit is less than 8 hours AND if the bags are checked through. They do need a visa if they need to collect and re-check bags.

If you have a transit visa, you CAN leave the transit lounge. Indeed, you can leave the airport, but you must depart Australia within 72 hours.

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