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How much money is allowed to carry in hand while migrating initially.

Can we carry Indian rupees, say Rs. 300,000 in hand?

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Hi,

How much money is allowed to carry in hand while migrating initially.

Can we carry Indian rupees, say Rs. 300,000 in hand?

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Yes, you can carry $10,000 with you that would be little more than 400,000 Indian Rupees.

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Anything over 10k should be declared..
 

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Open a Bank account...

Anything over 10k should be declared..
My advise is open a bank account in Australia, transfer the money and use the deposit once you are in the country. I think is unecessary travel with money on hand, especially an important amount of money..

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Hi,

How much money is allowed to carry in hand while migrating initially.

Can we carry Indian rupees, say Rs. 300,000 in hand?

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Hi

Hope you are travelling soon.

300000 comes around 7300 AUD , you can carry this amount , without declaration. But it is not advisable to carry everything as cash , you can transfer something ( like 2K AUD ) in to your Australian bank account before you move and keep around 2k in hand and then remaining as traveller cheque . This is what i am planning.
Btw 3rd week Feb I am flying to Perth, where you are intended to move
 

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Hope you are travelling soon.

300000 comes around 7300 AUD , you can carry this amount , without declaration. But it is not advisable to carry everything as cash , you can transfer something ( like 2K AUD ) in to your Australian bank account before you move and keep around 2k in hand and then remaining as traveller cheque . This is what i am planning.
Btw 3rd week Feb I am flying to Perth, where you are intended to move
EEIndia,
Sounds like a goood suggestion, after all you would not like to keep all your eggs in one basket..

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I think I read the wording of it saying: "10,000A$ or more". So if you don't want to declare what you have, you should have 9,999A$ :) Also if carrying any other currency it will be counted in AUD to compare against the 10K threshold.
 

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Just declare.... My mom came in with heaps more.... declared and they still questioned her for 2 Hours :mad: - Jokers..... Australian custom officials are more like the Gestapo :) - Give anybody in OZ a title or a little bit of authority.... Oi Vey.

They finally let my 65 year old mum go after she convinced them that her husband back home won't like it if she stays in Australia ... Go figure.

Bring as much as you like.... just be prepared to be grilled by Heinrich Himmler.
 

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Hi

Hope you are travelling soon.

300000 comes around 7300 AUD , you can carry this amount , without declaration. But it is not advisable to carry everything as cash , you can transfer something ( like 2K AUD ) in to your Australian bank account before you move and keep around 2k in hand and then remaining as traveller cheque . This is what i am planning.
Btw 3rd week Feb I am flying to Perth, where you are intended to move
Hallo EE India....
It means that we have to open a Bank Account before leaving India.
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Hari it isnt you have to, its if you want to, you can. it isnt the best idea to carry money in hand for migrants. since they take more than just enough for a month, it is advisable to open an account from your home country and get it activated once there.
 

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Hari it isnt you have to, its if you want to, you can. it isnt the best idea to carry money in hand for migrants. since they take more than just enough for a month, it is advisable to open an account from your home country and get it activated once there.
OH...Thankyou anjali...
Its a good idea to open a bank account from here.
Please help me how it.
 

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Westpac - Australia's First Bank do open accounts............ I did that from the UK
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Thankyou verymuch. I will check it
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thanks Hari for posting this...guess it's safe to have a aussie bank account then...Moving 1st week April to Melbourn
 

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Is opening of account can be done online and then it can be activated after reaching in Australia. I am from India and just wanted to know how account opening can be done from India. What about NRE account with Indian Banks.
 

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Is opening of account can be done online and then it can be activated after reaching in Australia. I am from India and just wanted to know how account opening can be done from India. What about NRE account with Indian Banks.
Yes, you can open an account online prior to your arrival in Australia. This is probably the safe option if you need to transfer large sums of money as it saves you having to carry it on your person. The bank will normally action your request within 24 hours and will email you your bank account details.

Once you are in the country, you would need to visit your nearest branch, with your original passport and your account will activated right there and then.
 
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