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Old 05-04-2016, 01:20   #16
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Re: Vancouver to oz

Originally Posted by Tientos View Post
Your statement "...Border Force or some such..." is still the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
If promulgating information on Australia, it is perhaps best to provide current information for potential new arrivals.
tientos, it was indeed I who called the checker-outers who cleared us out and then back in again a few months later the "Boarder force or some such".

Not sure why that bothers you... that's what they called themselves, that's what the badges on their uniforms said, and that is w hat they complained about to us.

From Wikipedia:

"The Australian Border Force (abbreviated to ABF) is the Australian government agency tasked with border protection and national security duties. This agency was established on 1 July 2015 after the merger of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and some parts of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The ABF officers are also now equipped with firearms and wear a different uniform.

It was announced on 9 May 2014 by the Immigration Minister Scott Morrison MP.[1]

The Australian Border Force draws together the operational border, investigations, compliance, detention and enforcement functions of the two existing agencies. Policy, regulatory and corporate functions will combine within the broader department."

So, seems to me that the info that I provided was in fact correct. You might want to retract your condemnation of the posts that Ann and I provided.


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Old 13-04-2016, 12:20   #17
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Re: Vancouver to oz

There is a bit of a difference in how your boat will be treated depending on whether you are visiting or importing the boat (which you would be if moving presumably). Make sure you find out if that will affect your clearance process.

I don't know because we came in on the normal temporary importation permit (for visitors) and then later changed our mind and imported our boat so we could sell it. We imported it ourselves but because we were fiberglass AQIS did not ask to re-inspect our boat when we imported it (although they can) - they accepted our initial clearance paperwork from Coffs Harbour.

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