Migrants in Australia: Have visa. Will travel.

If there is one good thing to know coming up to Christmas, it’s what your visa lets you do. Lots of migrants – which includes international students – like to go home at Christmas and visit family. Given it’s the season for holidays, it’s also a great time to visit other island nations in our region.

The good news is that most of Australia’s visas allow you to leave and re-enter the country multiple times. Some of them are you can’t. If you can’t travel on one of our visas, it’s likely that it’s a short stay visa.

Either way, you need to do your homework. Do you know what your travel entitlements are?

We’ve done the work for you : travel eligibility table

We have compiled a full table of travel eligibilities. All of these are stated under each visa subclass, on the DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) website. More details about each one can be seen at this location.


This is an image of a table that outlines the travel entitlements against every visa in Australia.
Table of visa travel entitlements 


Thinking about travelling?

Here are two more tips that you will want to keep in mind.

The first is that if you are a traveller, you need to have an ongoing ticket so you don’t get stranded in Australia. We are a long way from just about everywhere. You’re not required to have one, but it can save you a whole lot of trouble if you do.

The second is that you can check your visa entitlements for free. All you need to do is go to Visa Entitlement Verification Online (known as VEVO). We suggest that you keep the link in your bookmarks, and saved to your smartphone as a shortcut, so you have access to it all the time.

Access VEVO here.

What now?

First, go to VEVO and check your visa entitlements. Then if you need help, contact us for clarification.

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