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Funds for tourist visa

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    Posted: 11/January/2010 at 09:40
Hi,

I have a friend who wishes to travel to australia for 2 weeks in the month of March. Could you please advise how much funds would he require to show for the 2 weeks stay? Also should it only be in cash in the account or credit limit on a credit card would be considered as well?

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  Quote Adam.Smith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/January/2010 at 14:13
Appreciate if someone could reply :)

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/January/2010 at 15:49
Only this person knows what expenses they are likely to incur, they should be providing a truthful answer, and they should have sufficient funds.

Your post suggests a scam is being planned, and we don't help people break the law. If I've got that wrong, sorry. But surely the traveler would research the trip and expenses before travelling, and then decide if they can afford it.
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  Quote Adam.Smith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/January/2010 at 15:52
Hi Martino,

Definitely not a scam. All he wanted to know is that he has the required funds. He is going to show about $8000 AUD as well as credit cards. Considering there is no information on any website as to what the immigration deems acceptable its hard to know what is acceptable. If the $6000 is acceptable than he doesn't want to provide his credit card details.

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/January/2010 at 16:02
For two weeks $8,000 should be sufficient.
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  Quote suchasaint Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/January/2010 at 03:04
If they are only planning to be in the country two months it is unlikely the visa company would ask for proof of funds, I was given a 3 month visa and no such issues were raised, I think you only have to provide proof of funds if applying for a six or 12 month visa.
I speak only from experience though.

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