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Hi Guys, just a quicky, our kids Australian passports expire this month, we were getting them British ones anyway, but was wondering if we don't renew the Aussie ones in the UK (cost is a rip off) could we re- enter the kids into Aus on UK passports (EVisitor ViSA) with the expired passports as proof of citizenship?? Don't want to travel to London with the Covid situation, thanks in advance.

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It might work if you apply for eVisas using British Passports and don't advise that they are Australian Citizens.

Australian Citizens have to enter Australia on an Australian Passport.


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28 minutes ago, Parley said:

It might work if you apply for eVisas using British Passports and don't advise that they are Australian Citizens.

Australian Citizens have to enter Australia on an Australian Passport.

We didn't realise our (Australian citizen by descent) kids had to have Australian passports until we tried to get them an eVisa against there British Passports and one of them was rejected because they thought they might be an Australian citizen.  I'm not sure what criteria they use to match them up though as they only picked up one kid and not the other.

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7 hours ago, Lady Tottington said:

Hi Guys, just a quicky, our kids Australian passports expire this month, we were getting them British ones anyway, but was wondering if we don't renew the Aussie ones in the UK (cost is a rip off) could we re- enter the kids into Aus on UK passports (EVisitor ViSA) with the expired passports as proof of citizenship?? Don't want to travel to London with the Covid situation, thanks in advance.

When are you thinking of travelling to Australia?


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44 minutes ago, Parley said:

It might work if you apply for eVisas using British Passports and don't advise that they are Australian Citizens.

Australian Citizens have to enter Australia on an Australian Passport.

The system will almost certainly pick it up. Australian citizens cannot hold Australian visas. 

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9 hours ago, Lady Tottington said:

Hi Guys, just a quicky, our kids Australian passports expire this month, we were getting them British ones anyway, but was wondering if we don't renew the Aussie ones in the UK (cost is a rip off) could we re- enter the kids into Aus on UK passports (EVisitor ViSA) with the expired passports as proof of citizenship?? Don't want to travel to London with the Covid situation, thanks in advance.

As you now know, you have no choice in the matter and that the kids will have to travel on Aussie passports because they are citizens but I am not sure that the High Commission is issuing passports at the moment.  I vaguely recall seeing that the passport office was closed.  You do the preliminaries on line but have to call for an appointment (and do be sure to get the right sized photos - when I renewed mine, in 2018, only one other person and I had the right size photos - I arrived early and saw quite a few go through and be redirected to Mr Snappy around the corner!!!)

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If you've got no plans to go to Australia for a while, it's OK to let the passports expire and just renew them when you need them.


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16 hours ago, Marisawright said:

When are you thinking of travelling to Australia?

We are planning on going in January, i'm just a bit pee'd that they charge a tax for doing it in the UK, so I thought that if we apply for UK one (which my kids don't hold).


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14 hours ago, Quoll said:

As you now know, you have no choice in the matter and that the kids will have to travel on Aussie passports because they are citizens but I am not sure that the High Commission is issuing passports at the moment.  I vaguely recall seeing that the passport office was closed.  You do the preliminaries on line but have to call for an appointment (and do be sure to get the right sized photos - when I renewed mine, in 2018, only one other person and I had the right size photos - I arrived early and saw quite a few go through and be redirected to Mr Snappy around the corner!!!)

Yeah, we have done the applications, its just the tax/fees they charge cause your out of the country grrrrr. Max Speilmans do the photos to the correct size. thanks though


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46 minutes ago, Lady Tottington said:

Yeah, we have done the applications, its just the tax/fees they charge cause your out of the country grrrrr. Max Speilmans do the photos to the correct size. thanks though

Yup, the cost is eye watering! I needed to renew both my U.K. and Aus ones at the same time. I mentioned that in my knitting group and everyone moaned at the recent increase in renewing U.K. ones - until I told them what the Australian one cost (and that excluded the day trip to London!). They shut up and counted their blessings after that! 

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4 hours ago, Lady Tottington said:

We are planning on going in January, i'm just a bit pee'd that they charge a tax for doing it in the UK, so I thought that if we apply for UK one (which my kids don't hold).

Travel restrictions are likely to still be in place in January and by that time, you'll be paying for the two week quarantine.


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4 hours ago, Quoll said:

Yup, the cost is eye watering! I needed to renew both my U.K. and Aus ones at the same time. I mentioned that in my knitting group and everyone moaned at the recent increase in renewing U.K. ones - until I told them what the Australian one cost (and that excluded the day trip to London!). They shut up and counted their blessings after that! 

Really only $30 per year for a 10 year passport.

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3 hours ago, Parley said:

Really only $30 per year for a 10 year passport.

More if you renew it overseas and have to travel to London for an appointment but, even so, not that expensive for what you get for it

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7 hours ago, Marisawright said:

Travel restrictions are likely to still be in place in January and by that time, you'll be paying for the two week quarantine.

Quarantine this applies to everyone, paying for what? sorry Im not sure what you mean?


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7 minutes ago, Lady Tottington said:

Quarantine this applies to everyone, paying for what? sorry Im not sure what you mean?

At the moment anyone flying in from overseas is quarantined in a hotel for two weeks in whichever city you arrive in.  The government is paying for the bill   .....................  that may change.

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Just now, Toots said:

At the moment anyone flying in from overseas is quarantined in a hotel for two weeks in whichever city you arrive in.  The government is paying for the bill   .....................  that may change.

Thats not a problem at all, we are going on a one way ticket, no intention of coming back to UK 😉


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9 hours ago, Lady Tottington said:

Thats not a problem at all, we are going on a one way ticket, no intention of coming back to UK 😉

Doesn't matter whether its a return or a one way ticket, you still have to do 2 weeks quarantine. Queensland are charging for it from July 1st, other States will probably follow. 

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Everyone arriving in Australia including citizens has to quarantine on arrival. Check it out. You will be escorted from the plane to a hotel and tested and monitored. You will not be allowed to leave for 2 weeks or longer if you test positive during your stay.  Depending on when and where you may be charged for this. 
Surely you must have been aware of this?

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Oh and once residing here you currently cannot leave without applying for special permission the international borders are closed.  Even some interstate borders are still closed closed, requiring you to quarantine if you cross states.

Much stricter than in UK

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19 hours ago, Nemesis said:

Doesn't matter whether its a return or a one way ticket, you still have to do 2 weeks quarantine. Queensland are charging for it from July 1st, other States will probably follow. 

And??? if thats the case 14 days quarantine it is, honestly like I said no a problem

 

4 hours ago, rammygirl said:

Everyone arriving in Australia including citizens has to quarantine on arrival. Check it out. You will be escorted from the plane to a hotel and tested and monitored. You will not be allowed to leave for 2 weeks or longer if you test positive during your stay.  Depending on when and where you may be charged for this. 
Surely you must have been aware of this?

Of course im aware, its not a problem? No worries mate 

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3 hours ago, Lady Tottington said:

And??? if thats the case 14 days quarantine it is, honestly like I said no a problem

  

And,,,,,,,your post sounded as if you thought a one-way ticket made you exempt. Apologies for trying to help.........

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3 hours ago, Lady Tottington said:

And??? if thats the case 14 days quarantine it is, honestly like I said no a problem

 

Of course im aware, its not a problem? No worries mate 

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2 hours ago, Nemesis said:

And,,,,,,,your post sounded as if you thought a one-way ticket made you exempt. Apologies for trying to help.........

No my post was about my kids passports being expired, and the main reason I posted was to see if they could enter on an visitor visa in a UK passport as UK passport are half the price, but apparently not, so I guess its a trip to London and a Aussie passport renewal. Quarantine will be what ever it is, but its 6 months away, so no worries mate, thanks for helping 😉 


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2 hours ago, Lady Tottington said:

No my post was about my kids passports being expired, and the main reason I posted was to see if they could enter on an visitor visa in a UK passport as UK passport are half the price, but apparently not, so I guess its a trip to London and a Aussie passport renewal. Quarantine will be what ever it is, but its 6 months away, so no worries mate, thanks for helping 😉 

I meant the post to which I responded, the one I quoted, but never mind. 

I have plenty of worries by the way so don't throw any ozzie cliches this way, thanks. 

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