Travel Australia - Indonesian Maid Visa?

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Travel Australia - Indonesian Maid Visa?

Postby 3Boys » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:50 am

Hi folks,
is it possible to bring a Indon maid along to Australia for a vacation? What's the paperwork like?

TIA!

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Re: Travel Australia - Indonesian Maid Visa?

Postby Funz » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:24 pm

Possible. You need to apply for a visa.

Try this http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/visitors.htm

Not sure if they allow online applications now. But when I applied for my helper in 2009, I used form 48R.
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/48r.pdf

You will need to supply the standard passport, work permit, itinerary, booking confirmations and a letter stipulating the reason for having your domestic help travel with you.

1 trip to apply, and another trip to collect.

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Re: Travel Australia - Indonesian Maid Visa?

Postby 3Boys » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:25 pm

TQ Funz!

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Re: Travel Australia - Indonesian Maid Visa?

Postby verykiasumummy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:29 pm

3boys, u r a good employer... i admire those who take the trouble to do all those paperwork to bring their maids along... i wun be able to do that...

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Re: Travel Australia - Indonesian Maid Visa?

Postby 3Boys » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:31 pm

Well well well, good to have checked, completely forgot that Singaporeans need visas too!

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Re: Travel Australia - Indonesian Maid Visa?

Postby 3Boys » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:34 pm

verykiasumummy wrote:3boys, u r a good employer... i admire those who take the trouble to do all those paperwork to bring their maids along... i wun be able to do that...


Errr.....dun praise me just yet, only exploring the possibility :oops:

It's between sponsoring her air-tix home for a break or bringing her along, and I know which she will prefer!

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Re: Travel Australia - Indonesian Maid Visa?

Postby Funz » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:37 pm

3Boys wrote:Well well well, good to have checked, completely forgot that Singaporeans need visas too!



:lol: That happens when you have travel desk to do all your work travel arrangements.

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Re: Travel Australia - Indonesian Maid Visa?

Postby verykiasumummy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:39 pm

3Boys wrote:
verykiasumummy wrote:3boys, u r a good employer... i admire those who take the trouble to do all those paperwork to bring their maids along... i wun be able to do that...


Errr.....dun praise me just yet, only exploring the possibility :oops:

It's between sponsoring her air-tix home for a break or bringing her along, and I know which she will prefer!


i dun even explore that possibility u know... i just got my maid to stay with my parents while we travel... haha... nv thought of bringing her at all...

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Re: Travel Australia - Indonesian Maid Visa?

Postby Funz » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:43 pm

I bring mine along on most trips, especially those self drive ones. We usually travel with the whole extended family and with her along, she helps with the cooking and laundry.

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Re: Travel Australia - Indonesian Maid Visa?

Postby verykiasumummy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:47 pm

Funz wrote:I bring mine along on most trips, especially those self drive ones. We usually travel with the whole extended family and with her along, she helps with the cooking and laundry.


u r a good employer too.... even when my whole extended family was travelling, i told her to stay in another friend's plc.

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