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minimum amount of cash needed on a visitors visa

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1. Posted by jimsmith127 (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y

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hi, im going to visit for 3 months and i have accommodation all arranged and my flight, but i have heard i will be asked how much cash i have with me, is there a minimum amount i have to have


2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5583 posts) 3y

I don't think you will get that question on a visitors visa actually... just on a working holiday visa.

3. Posted by jimsmith127 (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y

thank sam i am, i have been invited to stay with my fiance for 3 months and all i need is my flight, but i heard there had to be a minimum amout of funds i had to have

4. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin 812 posts) 3y

Not with the eVisitor. You just can't work, study for more than 3 months, have tuberculosis or a criminal conviction!

5. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member 867 posts) 3y

Hey Jim, I'll try and clarify the visas for you.

The EVisitor visa can be applied for online and is granted within a couple of days if not the same day. You do not have to show proof of funds. The visa is good for 12 months with a maximum of 3 months of each stay, and is free.

You can apply for a tourist visa if you intend to stay longer than 3 months but no more than 12 months, this requires evidence of funds, and costs about $250 to apply.

If you want to stay longer than the 3 months, but don't want to do the tourist visa, you can take a trip to NZ and then return to Aus for another 3 months still on a evisitor. And if you buy your ticket to NZ before you enter Aus, this also shows your onward flight which they will usually require.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Oct-2012, at 15:25 by Dodger ]

6. Posted by jimsmith127 (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y

thanks guys for the information, this has helped to settle my nerves before i fly out.


[ Edit: Edited on 29-Oct-2012, at 07:32 by jimsmith127 ]