Cruising and visas

Jo Hall has a clear and concise guide to what visas you need, and when and how to get them.


Passport validity

John is keen to do one last overseas trip but can’t understand why his passport has to have six-months validity and thinks that renewing it is just an unnecessary expense.

Buying Australian residency

The Federal Government’s Significant Investment Visa came into effect last Saturday and the responses have been mixed. The Significant Investment Visa offers foreign nationals the opportunity to apply for Australian residency if they can invest at least $5 million in the Australian economy over four years. The money can only be invested in government debt, directly into Australian proprietary companies or specific approved funds.