Australian Customs -
Replies: 27 - Last Post: Sep 4, 2012 9:58 AM Last Post By: RayCCroc
Aug 30, 2012 9:13 PM
Aug 30, 2012 10:04 PM
Aug 30, 2012 10:42 PM
Aug 31, 2012 3:58 AM
Aug 31, 2012 4:04 AM
4Seems rather silly that a terrorist/ drug smugglers would writing stuff in a diary if they were intending to "no good" activities :)
anyway seems like a breach of privacy to me. had that experience recently on a trip back from Africa.
I seem to have not given enough of details on the trip so next thing i knew, they were reading the diary and asking questions.
lucky me, i have awful handwriting so they could not understand most of it !!
Anyways i felt betrayed and said that if they wanted more evidence, i'll be happy to provide details which were in my email! flights, tours groups etc.
anyway was let off after 5 min but i felt a violation to my privicy. having travelled more that 40 countries, this is prob the worse immigration I have had to deal with .
shame of you aussie... !!
Aug 31, 2012 8:48 AM
5All my stuff was checked by Customs at Perth, asked to empty my whole 3 days worth of holiday stuff, ... coming back from Singapore.
Lucky they didn't call Immi or I would have been in Perth for more than my 3 hours transit time, between int and dom flight.
First it will be Aust Customs (C&BP) that will most like stop you at the primary line, if you fit a certain profile, or your travel history meets a certain profile.
They (Customs) will then call Immi if something is iffy/seems so.
Immi might stop you, before you get to the primary line, just to see your passport, but they don't haul you aside for long.
Its at the Customs line, that they (Customs) do it.
HOW do I know, I fit a profile, and have been pinged several times.
Hotel receipts looked at, why were you away from Aust for such a short time, why, why, why (???) questions, coins & notes looked at, passport data page slid into reader many times, ...
Aug 31, 2012 8:48 AM
Aug 31, 2012 11:52 AM
Aug 31, 2012 3:38 PM
Aug 31, 2012 4:19 PM
Aug 31, 2012 4:45 PM
Aug 31, 2012 6:46 PM
Aug 31, 2012 11:47 PM
12Before I became an Aussie Citizen, (on a PRV holder)... I got kept aside for nearly half an hour.
Not to a room, but just openly in public for all to see, after I got off from an SQ flight, coming back to Aust. Half an hour!!!!!!
5 mins is chicken feet/feed... and now as an Aust citizen,(in Mar this year) if they keep me waiting a few mins for checking, I have no fear.
They could have taken you the OP to Charles Gardiner for an internal stomach scan, that will be a doozer one. Or me in Mar. That would have made me miss my dom connection for sure.
Heh, undesireables, ... ... ...
Aug 31, 2012 11:49 PM
Aug 31, 2012 11:55 PM
14Drovers, you know what?
I am already as it is, in infrigement of some laws.
On the Aust Customs website, it says that people who ask too many questions about the processes of C&BP (Aust) can be seen as suspicious persons!
If you want, I can go and find the link and put the link here for you to read.
And making fun will not gain anything.
And US on here giving tips on how to avoid things, shall we put it mildly, is only helping others bypass immi laws/rules.................!!!
People cannot give tax advice willy nilly, and so on for any Fed Govt Agency, I might disappear from here, never to be heard or seen again.
But its like Coca Cola, the attraction is too much to bear/bare... so I will be on here till they come looking for me.
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