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United States --> Australia

Postby Sobeh » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:03 pm

If everything goes according to plan I am ordaining as a monk down in Australia (well, anagaraka first, and that after a preliminary period, but you know, the plane ticket will ideally end up being one-way).

Thing is, I'm getting all of my ducks in rows prior to leaving (very tentatively this November) and I wanted to get on top of the paperwork. I have never planned an international trip like this, and I find myself baffled when it comes to navigating travel visas. I was hoping there would be some knowledgeable folk here who might offer some signposts or guidelines to this process from their own experience.

For example, I think that I am supposed to get what's called an ETA, but is this everything I need to take care of? (Everything stateside is handled, e.g. passports and financial arrangements and whatnot.)

I hope this post finds itself in the correct location on the boards, and not repetitive - I tried to do my research beforehand.

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Re: United States --> Australia

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:51 am

Hi David

In your situation I would approach the Australian embassy or consulate closest to you for assistance with your planned trip/migration to Australia. Sorry I can't give you any more practical help!
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Re: United States --> Australia

Postby BlackBird » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:56 am

Hi David

In addition to what Ben has said, have you made contact with the monastery you intend to stay at, on the visa issue? They may be able to help you.

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Re: United States --> Australia

Postby Stephen » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:32 am

Ajahn Brahm's in Australia.... now that's one hoopy frood.
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Re: United States --> Australia

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:38 am

Greetings,

Stephen wrote:Ajahn Brahm's in Australia.... now that's one hoopy frood.


I had to look this one up!

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... py%20frood

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Re: United States --> Australia

Postby Stephen » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:58 am

Yeah that's what happens when lingo from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy gets absorbed into my fuzzy brainspace; no one understands me. ;)
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Re: United States --> Australia

Postby Sobeh » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:49 am

Monks have an outer robe.... large towel perhaps?
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