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    Is Australian Transit Visa Required if airline is coming through Australia and I have New Zealand Resident Visa?

    My airline stops for 4 hours

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    This https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...ng/transit-771 is the most recent page about the transit visa that I can find on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website, and it makes no mention of a time limit (though older, archived, pages did), and there is a link to this page https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...t-without-visa which lists those who would be exempt (and that includes New Zealand citizens, but not residents).

    So it looks as though Australia has tightened up its requirements as of last year, and you will need a transit visa.

    But don't take my word, or any other unofficial person's word for it. To be certain and to spare yourself any hassle on your journey, ask the Australians. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/contact-us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bala6666 View Post
    Is Australian Transit Visa Required if airline is coming through Australia and I have New Zealand Resident Visa?

    My airline stops for 4 hours
    If you hold Indian passport you need transit visa for Australia, it has nothing to do what class NZ visa you hold.

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    Thanks J&M and Mayur1980

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    See here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...t-without-visa

    Certain passport holders can transit through Australia without holding a transit visa, provided that:

    • You arrive in Australia by aircraft
    • You have a confirmed ticket to leave Australia by aircraft within 8 hours of arriving
    • You have valid travel documents to enter your next destination
    • You do not need to clear immigration or leave airside areas except to continue your journey


    As @mayur1980 has already mentioned, if you are travelling on an Indian passport, you need a transit visa: no exceptions apply. Unless you are an Indian official passport holder, you are not on the Australian transit visa "whitelist".

    Also, keep in mind that while your New Zealand Residence Visa makes no difference as to whether or not you are exempt from an Australian Transit Visa, you will need to provide evidence of your New Zealand Resident Visa when applying for your Australian Transit Visa. You are required to provide proof that you can enter your ultimate destination, and if you cannot do this, your Transit Visa application will be declined.
    Last edited by Kelerei; 27th February 2019 at 04:07 PM.

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    Thank you for that link, Kelerei.

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