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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) 25 Oct '12 04:39

jimsmith127 has indicated that this thread is about Brisbane

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, 5579 posts) 25 Oct '12 05:15

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) 25 Oct '12 05:21

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, 662 posts) 25 Oct '12 22:15

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, 860 posts) 26 Oct '12 15:20

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) 29 Oct '12 07:32

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 ]