Noncompliance of new rules that have become effective from 17 April 2019 can result in shortening or cancellation of your Australia Visa. This is if a person on Visitor Visa/Temporary Visa fails to announce banned things upon arrival to Australia.
What can you carry/not carry to Australia?
You are permitted to carry Oil, Maple syrup, Chocolate, Cake, Bread, Biscuits, and Coffee. One must announce if they carry Dairy products, Nuts, Rice, Pickles, Spices, and Tea.
Medications for personal use are permitted. Nevertheless, you must carry a copy of the prescription or letter from the Doctor (written in English). It must certify that the medications have been prescribed for treating a medical condition. It must be ensured that the medicine quantity does not surpass 3 months supply.
Your Laptop and Phone
Your electronic devices can be checked by the Australian Customs Officials for porn. If you are found having unlawful material, you can be fined for up to $ 525,000 and or face detention for 10 years.
Seeds, Flowers, and Plants
Live plants are not permitted. ABF advises that most live plants must not be carried to Australia. This is unless if you possess a legal import permit from the Department of Water Resources and Agriculture. One must declare if they are carrying seeds, as quoted by the SBS.
Festive or Seasonal items
Many immigrants carry special items to Australia related to festivals in India such as Lohri, Rakhi, and Diwali. ABF advises strongly that one must announce anything that they are sending or bringing. This is for being examined by its staff on the border.
It is also advised by ABF that one must not carry Nuts, Dried fruits, Flowers, and fresh Fruits. It also includes Indian sweets like Pedas, Rasgulla, Ras malai, and Burfi.
Apart from the above categories, there are several things on the list that are banned or must be declared while being carried to Australia. Failure to comply with these rules can result in curtailing or termination of your Australia Visa.
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