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Anyone else travelling to Aus on a one-way ticket?

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11. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4394 posts) 14 Sep '12 06:19

I used "explicitly" as I read the first bit as "You should also have a return or onward ticket or the funds for a fare to depart Australia." making it explicit that just having money available is an acceptable alternative to having a ticket - which matches the available evidence of me and others being completely fine when entering on a one-way ticket.

The second paragraph then is about providing evidence if an immigration official doubts that you'd meet the requirement of being able to support yourself; it's not what every visitor must be able to produce, but an example of what would be counted as sufficient evidence for meeting the requirement.

12. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 14 Sep '12 17:20

Quoting Sander

I used "explicitly" as I read the first bit as "You should also have a return or onward ticket or the funds for a fare to depart Australia." making it explicit that just having money available is an acceptable alternative to having a ticket - which matches the available evidence of me and others being completely fine when entering on a one-way ticket.

The second paragraph then is about providing evidence if an immigration official doubts that you'd meet the requirement of being able to support yourself; it's not what every visitor must be able to produce, but an example of what would be counted as sufficient evidence for meeting the requirement.

LOL you make me laugh that you absolutely can not be wrong ever.

Your quote was,

then flying in without a return ticket is explicitly okay.

The definition of explicit is to show something fully and clearly without doubt.

From your link there is certainly doubt that you would be explicitly OK on a way way ticket, since it says you may be asked for both evidence of funds and an onward ticket. Chances are you will be fine, but you may be asked to show evidence of onward travel and they are within their right to ask for it, and if you don't have it, or can not show adequate funds they can deny you entrance. And as I said, you could also get an airline personnel that puts up a stink about it and denies you even get on the plane.

When government lawyers make up these applications they purposely use language that leaves it wide open to the discretion of the immigration staff to ask and do anything they want. Entering a foreign county can never be guaranteed to be explicitly OK.

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Sep-2012, at 17:39 by Dodger ]

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