Hi there, we’re an Italian couple with 4 successful house/pet sits under our belt. We are considering sitting in Australia next year, but we’re afraid of obtaining the visa. Should the owners write an invitation letter? Is there any European sitter or HO who can share his/her experience? Thanks in advance
The best idea is to contact your own embassy and find out the correct rules and regulations then you can’t go wrong
I suggest going to Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website and research the visa requirements and conditions for your country. We are Americans and currently in Australia for a year, but our visa and conditions of entry may be different from yours. Best of luck to you.
The Italian embassy/consulate would not be able to advise on Australian immigration requirements. They need to check the Australian consulate in Italy.
And your link leads exactly to the government website I mentioned above.
We found the government website ambiguous and confusing. We wanted to apply for Crookie’s 5 months sit but there is no guarantee we will be able to secure a long term visa(beyond 3 months)
I know. That was the goal.
We have always found our own (UK) embassy very accommodating with information about the countries we want to travel to and it was all in English. However, I’m sure the Australian embassy would help as well.
Good luck wherever you get the information from.
Hi @Tamara66 you’ve had some good advice from members. Our advice is research and always be guided by the official government information for the country you want to visit.
@BunnyCat I’ve sent you a private message.
Thank you alll for the suggestions.