How To Travel Internationally
Last Updated On: July 22, 2021 by The Migration Translators
With Australian vaccination rates growing at a snail’s pace, there’s no set end date yet for international border closures. This means you still need a travel exemption to leave Australia if you’re an Australian citizen or a permanent resident.
Who is allowed to travel?
To be eligible, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- your trip is for your business or employer
- you need urgent medical treatment that is not available in Australia
- you are traveling for a compelling reason for three months or longer
- you are traveling on compassionate grounds
Alternatively, your travel must be in the national interest or part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the provision of aid. More information is available on the Department of Home Affairs’ travel website.
It’s your evidence that counts!
When applying for a travel exemption, the most important thing to remember is that you must prove you have a compelling reason to travel. The authorities will carefully assess your application based on the evidence you submit – so make sure your paperwork is in order. If your evidence is not in English, you will need a certified translation. Evidence may include:
- marriage certificate/s
- birth certificate/s
- death certificate/s
- proof of relationship
- documents showing that you are moving to another country on a long-term basis (e.g., leases, job offers, or evidence your goods are being transported)
- proof of your current valid visa
- a letter from a doctor or a hospital about your medical treatment/condition and why travel is necessary
- a letter from your employer showing that you are traveling for a business reason
- statement or evidence to show when you wish to return to Australia
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