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1. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 10y

I've just applied for an ETA visa online and have been told that i must contact the nearest aussie embassy coz they've refused me one.....i'm sure it's a mistake...has anyone had this happen to them and what reasons do they have to refuse you entry....i have no criminal record and have plenty of funds to cover my 11 week trip in september...over £10,000....anyone ever been refused entry.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

I've been refused entry, but that was because I didn't have a visa, not because I applied for one and didn't get it. I'm sure you'll be fine, the ETA is really easy to get, but you probably have been somewhere that requires some follow up work (most likely an x-ray or something like that). For example, if you've served in former Yugoslavia (and most other areas of war), you usually need to get a check up before being approved.

You've got plenty of time, but I'd still follow it up with your embassy pretty quick!



3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Hey Danny!

I think they checked your profile and saw that wallpaper! We've been warning you about that... But no... You've decided to keep it... I think they are afraid you may stay and try to become an interior decorator. Since the final World Cup blow to OZ, they don't want any reminders.

Best of luck with getting your ETA!!! ;)

4. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Though I've never been refused entry to a country myself I do know that there are some muslim countries which will refuse your entry if you have a stamp on your passport showing that you recently visited Israel.

5. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Quoting numero1

Though I've never been refused entry to a country myself I do know that there are some muslim countries which will refuse your entry if you have a stamp on your passport showing that you recently visited Israel.

Yes this is true! My dad was working a lot in Israel & Turkey & he had to have to seperate passports because of this.

6. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 10y

Would United Arab Emirates refuse entry do you think?

Im planning on visiting Israel and then moving on to Dubai - youve made me think should i do this the other way round now?

7. Posted by rach8645 (Inactive 62 posts) 10y

ha ha

Got a story that will cheer you up old Danny Boy ...

When I was 16 I went to France with a mate to celebrate finishing school... got on the ferry with her parents friends in thier car and her parents were in another car. My Ma was at home glad to be rid of me for the weeks ;)

Anyhow - got on the ferry home and wandered around for the hours perving on the lads on the vessel, sun-bathing and buying smellies.

We landed in the UK and got all confussed because we we're talking to some hot French lads and missed our lift with the friends.

Now - clueless as we were we decided to walk off the ferry the way the cars go and got chased off by some officers who then escorted us to the immigration office.

We had on us money, sun-cream, cards and the smellies we'd bought. No Passport - No tickets... and for me No Family!!!!

We had our lovely West Midland accents though and eventually we were able to go through with the promise we go back and show them our passports - but hey! That's my own country and I cant even get into it

Oh and to make you feel a little bit more better - the Ozzie customs didnt stamp my passport coming into the country - you have hope! ;)

8. Posted by Vagator (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Almost (if that counts) for not wearing shoes when crossing the border to Malaysia,

9. Posted by drixo (Full Member 48 posts) 10y

I once had an amusing incident attempting to do a visa run from Malaysia into Brunei. Malaysia had given me two month stamp on my passport, and on the last day I went over the border to Brunei: planned to get stamped out of Malaysia and into Brunei, then turn straight round and get another two months in Malaysia. I got successfully stamped out of Malaysia in Pulau Labuan, got on the boat to Brunei - but when I arrived it turned out I needed to have applied for a Brunei visa before I left Malaysia.

Cue much panic, confiscation of passport by Brunei authorities, and an anxious wait for the boat back to Malaysia - I was a tad concerned that since I hadn't actually gone into another country, Malaysia might not give me any more time on my passport, and since I had no time left on my visa there I could be totally screwed. I was beginning to have visions of being marooned on a rock somewhere between Malaysian and Brunei waters, and was starting to panic; but in the end got on the boat, had my passport returned once we were in international waters, and arriving back in Labuan the Malaysian immigration people took the view that although I hadn't entered another country, I had left Malaysia, so they gave me another two month stamp.

I still have my eviction notice (you are required to leave Brunei immediately under Section whatever of the Immigration Act) which makes me laugh.

10. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 10y's been cleared....apparently they have to check random applications thoughly and mine was one of those....anyway all sorted now and flights here i come...
cheers guys