Government Authorities and entry conditions


GOVERNMENT / OFFICIAL AUTHORITIES

Note: Many Consulate, embassies and High commissions engage on Facebook and Twitter on their pages.

Key authority aspects:
– Country customs agencies
– Country immigration agencies
– Country security agencies


Official – Government Authorities/Essential services – Australia

Australian Bureau of statistics – Federal census – http://www.abs.gov.au/census
Australian Electoral Commission
– Voting when overseas – http://www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/overseas/index.htm
– Election ally room – http://vtr.aec.gov.au/ and http://www.tallyroom.com.au/

Victorian Electoral Commission – http://www.vec.vic.gov.au/

Australian Government – Department of infrastructure https://infrastructure.gov.au/

Australian Government – Department of infrastructure – Vehicle imports – https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/index.aspx

Australian Government – Australian taxation office – Travelling – http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/International-tax-for-individuals/going-overseas/

Australian Government – Austrade – http://www.austrade.gov.au/
Australian Government – Austrade – Countries – http://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Export/Export-markets/Countries
Australian Government – Austrade – tourism – http://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/tourism
Australian Government – Austrade – Information for visitors – http://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Tourism/information-for-visitors

Australian Government – Australian Federal Police – http://www.afp.gov.au/
Australian Government – Australia unlimited (promotion of business) – http://www.australiaunlimited.com/
Australian Government – Borderforce (Formerly Australian Customs and Border Security and Immigration department) – http://www.border.gov.au
Australian Government – Border force – Duties – https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Duty
Australian Government – Border force – Duties – Exchange rates – https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Duty/Exch
Australian Government – Border force – Importing or buying goods from overseas – https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Impo

Australian Government – Border force – News – https://www.border.gov.au/News/

Australian Government – Border force – Passenger movement charge – https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Goin/Departing/Passenger-Movement-Charge-(PMC)

Australia Government – Border force – Migration blog and updates – https://migrationblog.border.gov.au/
Australian Government – Citizenship – http://www.citizenship.gov.au/

Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – http://www.dfat.gov.au/
– DFAT White paper – http://dfat.gov.au/whitepaper/index.html

DFAT – About Australia – http://dfat.gov.au/about-australia/Pages/about-australia.aspx

DFAT – News- http://dfat.gov.au/news/news/Pages/news.aspx
DFAT – Social media – http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/Pages/people-to-people.aspx
DFAT – Public Diplomacy – http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/public-diplomacy/Pages/public-diplomacy.aspx

Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – International relations – http://dfat.gov.au/international-relations/Pages/international-relations.aspx
DFAT – Business envoy newsletter – http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/trade-investment/business-envoy/Pages/business-envoy.aspx
Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – about Australia – http://dfat.gov.au/about-australia/Pages/about-australia.aspx
Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Roles and responsibilities of embassies and other representative offices – http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/department/Pages/roles-and-responsibilities-of-embassies-and-other-representative-offices.aspx
Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Publications- http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Pages/publications.aspx
Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – About us – http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/Pages/about-us.aspx
Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Foreign minister – http://foreignminister.gov.au/
Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Trade minister – http://trademinister.gov.au/
Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Treaties – http://dfat.gov.au/international-relations/treaties/Pages/treaties.aspx

Australian Government – Department of human services (Medicare and Centrelink) – Travelling – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/australians-overseas

Australian Government – Immigration – http://www.immi.gov.au/

Australian government – Parliament – http://www.aph.gov.au/
– Members – http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members

Australian Government – Passport Service – https://www.passports.gov.au/
Australian Government – Passport Service – Passport offices around Australia –
http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/our-services/passports/Pages/passports.aspx

Australian Government – Quarantine – Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) – http://www.daff.gov.au and Travellers portal – http://agriculture.gov.au/travelling and Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/australianbiosec/

Australia Government – Australian secret intelligence service – https://www.asis.gov.au/

Australian Government – Australian security intelligence organisation – http://www.asio.gov.au/

Australian Government – Australian National security (Includes terrorism information and how to report suspicious activity) – https://www.nationalsecurity.gov.au/
– News – https://www.nationalsecurity.gov.au/Media-and-publications/Newsroom/Pages/default.aspx

Australian Government – Study in Australia – http://studyinaustralia.gov.au/

Australian Tax Refund:
Australian Government – TRS (Tourist refund scheme – GST refund scheme) Application portal- http://trs.border.gov.au/
Australian Borderforce – TRS Applications – https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Tour/TRS-applications

Melbourne Airport – TRS information and procedures – http://melbourneairport.com.au/flight-passenger-info/preparing-to-fly/international-departures/tourist-refund-scheme.html

Australian border force – Traveller tax procedures – http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Tour/Are-you-a-traveller

Dangerous and prohibited goods:

Travel secure Australia – http://travelsecure.infrastructure.gov.au/onboard/what-i-cannot-take-onboard.aspx
FAA USA – Hazardous safety – https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/hazmat_safety/
CASA Australia – Dangerous goods – https://www.casa.gov.au/safety-management/landing-page/dangerous-goods

Airlines dangerous goods information-
Qantas – http://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/dangerous-goods/global/en
Jetstar – http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/help/articles/dangerous-goods
Virgin Australia – https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/plan/baggage/dangerous-goods/

Liquids and Aerosols (Limits and restrictions):
Travel Secure Australia – http://travelsecure.infrastructure.gov.au/onboard/liquids-aerosols-and-gels.aspx
Melbourne airport – Restrictions explained – http://melbourneairport.com.au/flight-passenger-info/preparing-to-fly/security-restrictions/the-restrictions-explained.html


Official – Smart Traveller – Australian Government http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ and (Facebook updates) – https://www.facebook.com/smartraveller.gov.au

Smart Traveller – Official bulletins – http://smartraveller.gov.au/bulletins/

Travel Plans Registration https://www.orao.dfat.gov.au/orao/weborao.nsf/Homeform?Openform

Air Travel – http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/tips/air-travel.html

Smart Traveller – Travel advice explained – http://smartraveller.gov.au/resources/pages/travel-advice-explained.aspx
** Country Advisory updates and profiles – Smart Traveller – http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/

Getting Help Overseas – Smart Traveller – http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/services/help.html
Information for Travellers – Smart Traveller – http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/tips/
Smart Traveller – Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/smartraveller.gov.au/

Terrorist Threat page (Worldwide) – http://smartraveller.gov.au/bulletins/terrorist_threat

Avoiding Danger – (Infectious diseases, Piracy, Severe Weather, Reducing the risk of sexual assault, Terrorism, Earthquakes, Kidnapping, Scams) – http://smartraveller.gov.au/guide/all-travellers/avoiding-danger/Pages/default.aspx

Consular services charter – http://smartraveller.gov.au/services/pages/consular-services-charter.aspx


Official – Domestic or Entering/Exiting Australia requirements

Australian border force – Summary of what is allowed back into Australia – http://www.border.gov.au/canibringitback
Australian Border force – Can I bring this back (Guide to quarantine)- http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Brin/Can-I-bring-it-back

Australian Department of Agriculture – Directory of Products and allowed conditions – http://agriculture.gov.au/travelling and http://apps.daff.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_querycontent.asp
Australian Duty free allowances (Borderforce) – http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4352.asp
Australian Domestic Quarantine – http://www.quarantinedomestic.gov.au/index.php
Australian Liquids guide – http://www.flightcentre.com.au/global-images/fc/pdfs/policies/9076_DOTARS_v9.pdf

Restrictions – Australian Quarantine Department – http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/travel/cant-take
Therapeutic Goods Administration (Primary organisation for medicines) – https://www.tga.gov.au/
Tourist refund scheme (Ability to claim back GST tax on purchases over $300 aud) – http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Tour/Are-you-a-traveller

Travel secure (Security Checks, Permitted goods on board – Aus Govt Dept of Infrastructure) – http://travelsecure.infrastructure.gov.au/

*** Travel secure (Liquids and Gels Guidelines for International Flights) –
http://travelsecure.infrastructure.gov.au/international/lags/

Travellers guide – Australian Customs – http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4224.asp


Official – International Entry Requirements and Country Advisories

International Security and Justice

International court of Justice – Hague, Netherlands – http://www.icj-cij.org/

Interpol (International Police and security authority) – http://www.interpol.int/

Visa / Country Entry requirement information – General Advisories

– Obtain visa through the official website, embassies / consulates or through government approved organisations only.
– Refer to embassy, consulate websites in each overseas country for specific information regarding inter-country travel specific to your nation.
– This includes studying, working, holidaying,exchange and scholarships.

Advisories – Australian Government – Smart Traveller (Countries and Alerts – Sort by ‘issue date’ column for most recent changes)- http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/
Advisories – Australian Government – Smart Traveller – Advisories Explained – http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/travel-advice-explained.html

Advisories – Canadian Government – http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories and Overseas travel advice / tips http://travel.gc.ca/travelling and department of foreign affairs – http://www.international.gc.ca/
Global Affairs Canada – Country advisories and relations – http://international.gc.ca/world-monde/country-pays/index.aspx?lang=eng

Advisories – New Zealand Government – https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/travel-advisories-destination and department of foreign affairs – http://www.mfat.govt.nz/
Advisories – United Kingdom Government – https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ and department of foreign affairs – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office
Advisories – United States Government – https://travel.state.gov/ and http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html and department of state – http://www.state.gov/ and (Alerts) http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html

– Facebook page advisories – https://www.facebook.com/travelgov/

*** Australian Government – Guide to International visas for Australians travelling overseas – http://dfat.gov.au/travel/visas/pages/visas-for-australians-travelling-overseas.aspx

Global Customs and Quarantine (Qantas) – http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/customs-quarantine/global/en
IATA Travel Centre (Customs, Visa and Health Country entry information) – https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/
International Travel documents (Qantas) – http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/travel-documents/global/en

Passport Index (Guide to Passport Nationalities with most international country access) – http://www.passportindex.org/

Visa mapper )Interactive world visa guide) – http://www.visamapper.com/
Visa restrictions Index – http://visaindex.com/

Wikipedia – ATA carnet (importing items)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATA_Carnet

Wikipedia – List of national card policies by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_identity_card_policies_by_country

Wikipedia – Australian border force – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Border_Force
Wikipedia – Customs services- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Customs_services
Wikipedia – Customs Duties – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Customs_duties

Wikipedia – Border guards – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Border_guards

Wikipedia – Law enforcement in Australia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_enforcement_in_Australia
Wikipedia – Law enforcement by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_enforcement_by_country

Wikipedia – tax refund scheme by country –
Wikipedia – Tourist police by country –

Wikipedia – (Entering) – Visa policy by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Visa_policy_by_country
and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Visa_policy_by_country
Wikipedia – (Overseas travel for nationalities) – Visa requirements by nationality – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Visa_requirements_by_nationality

Wikipedia – Biometric passport – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biometric_passport
Wikipedia – Expedited border crossing schemes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Expedited_border_crossing_schemes
Wikipedia – Identity document – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_document
Wikipedia – International border crossings – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:International_border_crossings
Wikipedia – National identity cards in the European economic area -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_identity_cards_in_the_European_Economic_Area
Wikipedia – Passports by Country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Passports_by_country
Wikipedia – Schengen Area (European free movement area) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area

Wikipedia – Smart gate passport system (Australia and New Zealand) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SmartGate

Wikpedia – Travel Visa requirements for Australian Citizens – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_Australian_citizens

Wikipedia – Visa (Worldwide reference information) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_%28document%29
– Refer to ‘Visa requirements’ for your nationality via the blue country portal at the bottom of the page. Details the Visa’s for when travelling to other nations, based on your passport nationality.
Wikipedia – World Visas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_(document)

Visa / Country Entry requirement information – New Zealand

New Zealand Customs – http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/onyourarrival/quarantine/Pages/default.aspx
New Zealand – Travel and department of foreign affairs – https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/
New Zealand – Immigration http://www.immigration.govt.nz/
New Zealand – Civil defence (earthquakes) – http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/

Visa / Country Entry requirement information – Pacific Islands

Visa / Country Entry requirement information – Europe (Excluding the United Kingdom)

European Schengen Entry (Official)- Short stay visa – Remaining balance calculator – http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/border-crossing/schengen_calculator_en.html
EU – Australian Delegation – Travel to Europe Information – http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/australia/eu_travel/index_en.htm
European Schengen Entry – How to stay in Europe for more than 90 days – Nomadic Matt – http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/how-to-legally-stay-in-europe-for-more-than-90-days/

European Union – Travel Information and Regulations – Wikivoyage – http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/European_Union

Spain – Melilla Border fence – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melilla_border_fence
Spain – Ceuta Border fence – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceuta_border_fence

Visa / Country Entry requirement information – United Kingdom

Border Force – https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control/overview
Entering the United Kingdom – https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control/overview
Wikipedia – Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom Border – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Ireland%E2%80%93United_Kingdom_border

Wikipedia – Juxaposed Controls (Passport checks prior to border crossing) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juxtaposed_controls
Wikipedia – List of border crossings in France – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_border_crossing_points_in_France
Wikipedia – Channel Tunnel – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Tunnel

United Kingdom Visas and Immigration – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

Visa – United Kingdom – http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/countries/australia/?langname=UK%20English

UK – Foreign commonwealth office – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office
UK – Uk and the world – https://www.gov.uk/government/world

Visa / Country Entry requirement information – Americas

Note: Departments of transportation may also have information on waitimes.

Border wait times (USA and Canada) – Canadian Government – http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/bwt-taf/menu-eng.html

Travel Canada – US to Canada – border wait times –
https://travel.gc.ca/returning/border-times

Travel Canada – Canada to US – border wait times – https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/border-times-us

United States government – Border Wait times (Between USA – Canada and Mexico) – https://bwt.cbp.gov/

United States – Department of homeland services – United states border crossings – https://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/cross-us-borders
Wikipedia – List of Mexico / United states border crossings – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mexico%E2%80%93United_States_border_crossings

Notable Crossings:
Washington State – US Border times – http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/border/
Tijuana airport terminal to san diego – https://www.crossborderxpress.com/node/1

Canada – International portal – http://canadainternational.gc.ca/
Canada – Immigration and citizenship – http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/
Canada – Canadian Border services agency – http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/
Canada – Canadian Border services agency – Index – http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/help-aide/az-eng.html
Canada – Quebec – Visa and Immigration – http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/quebec/index.asp and http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/

Wikipedia – Immigration to Canada – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_Canada

Canada – Duty free – http://www.dutyfreecanada.com/faq/

Canada – ETA (Electronic entry application – required for visa waiver tourists) – http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/apply-who.asp and http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp

Canada / United states – Frequent border crossings preapproval card – NEXUS – http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/nexus/menu-eng.html

US customs (Qantas) – http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/travel-to-the-usa/global/en

United States Citizen and Immigration services – Green card applications- http://www.uscis.gov/greencard
United states Customs and Border protection – Duty – https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/kbyg/customs-duty-info
United States Department of Homeland security – Department of citizen and immigration – http://www.uscis.gov/
United States – Official entry info (State department) – http://www.travel.state.gov/

United States – Airport security (Transport safety authority) – http://www.tsa.gov/ and http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information

Wikipedia – United states border pre clearance – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_border_preclearance
US Customs and Border protection – Border preclearance – https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/ports-entry/operations/preclearance

USA citizen travel registration – https://step.state.gov/step/
** TSA Precheck (Security) – https://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck

US Transport safety authority – Current wait times – https://apps.tsa.dhs.gov/mytsa/wait_times_home.aspx
US Department of Homeland security – Check wait times – http://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/check-wait-times
US Department of Homeland security – Travellers – https://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/for-travelers
Department of homeland security – Security bans – https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/03/21/qa-aviation-security-enhancements-select-last-point-departure-airports-commercial
* US department of border protection – Know before you go portal – https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/know-before-you-go

US Visa Waiver (Official Website – ESTA) – https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ and https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
US Visa Waiver (Q&A’s) – http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/frequently-asked-questions-about-visa-waiver-program-vwp-and-electronic-system-travel

US Department of border protection – Global entry program (quicker entry into the US program for applicants in certain nations) – https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry
US Embassy – Australia – https://au.usembassy.gov/
US Visa – Australian branch – http://www.ustraveldocs.com/au/
US Visa – Australian branch – Visa types – http://www.ustraveldocs.com/au/au-niv-typework.asp
– Includes the speciality E-3 Australian only working visa (Industry specific only)

US Department of homeland security – https://www.dhs.gov/
– Federal Emergency management agency – https://www.fema.gov/
US Department of transport – https://www.tsa.gov/
US Federal Bureau of Investigation – https://www.fbi.gov/

Visa / Country Entry requirement information – Asia

India – Tourist and Transit Visa – https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html

Visa / Country Entry requirement information – Japan

Japan immigration – http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/index.html
Japan Immigration – Trusted Japanese traveller programme – http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/ttp2/en/index.html

Visa / Country Entry requirement information – Middle East

Visa / Country Entry requirement information – Africa

Third-Party Visa Processing Services

– Inclides migration agencies

– All of these services offer free advice on entry requirements and Visa entry requirements on their website. However, Visa applications and processing services requirement payment.

CIBT Visa services – http://cibtvisas.com.au/

VFS Global – Outsouricing agency who process selected Visas and Country entry application on behalf of governments – http://www.vfsglobal.com/about_us/our_clients.asp
Visa Central – http://au.visacentral.com/
Visas Direct – https://visasdirect.com.au/
Visafirst (Visa processing – Paid) – http://www.visafirst.com/en/home.asp
Visa HQ – (Not suited for Australian Visa applications- Based overseas) – https://www.visahq.com/
Visalink (Visa processing – Paid) – http://visalink.com.au/


Official – Embassies and Consulates

Attbor (Melbourne consulates)- http://www.attbor.com/au/melbourneconsulates.html

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs – Country and Region profiles – http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/pages/countries-and-regions.aspx

Australian Embassy and consulate directory – Overseas – http://dfat.gov.au/missions/
Australian department of foreign affairs and trade – Australian ambassadors and representatives – http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/our-people/homs/pages/australian-ambassadors-and-other-representatives.aspx

Australian embassies – Notable locations
– USA – http://usa.embassy.gov.au/

Canadian Embassies and consulates (Acts as a de-facto assistance service for Australian overseas) – http://travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies
Consularcorps – Consulates in Melbourne, Australia – http://www.consularcorps.com.au/#!consulates/c1yis

Embassy Pages (Worldwide summary of Embassies and Consulates) – http://www.embassypages.com/
Embassy Pages (Embassies in Australia) – http://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy24808/

Facebook – Embassy and diplomatic representation internationally.
– Most embassies and consulates around the world maintain social media presence, where they share important alerts, cultural events and other information.

For Australian embassies and representation internationally search on Facebook: “Australia in the (insert international country)

For overall embassy and diplomatic representation searches, regardless of country, use the following format for your search: “Embassy of (embassy of home nationality country) in (Overseas international country)

Foreign Consulates in Australia – DFAT http://protocol.dfat.gov.au/Consulate/list.rails
Foreign Embassies in Australia – DFAT http://protocol.dfat.gov.au/Mission/list.rails

Go abroad (Embassies in Australia) – http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-in/australia
Only Melbourne (List of consulates and embassies in Melbourne) – http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/consulates-embassies

Overseas Australian Embassy websites – Overseas – http://www.embassy.gov.au/

United States – Global embassy locations and portal – http://www.usembassy.gov/index.html
United States Consulate – Melbourne – http://melbourne.usconsulate.gov/

Visa link (Embassy Contacts) – http://visalink.com.au/embassy-list.php

Wikipedia – List of diplomatic missions of Australia (Embassies and consulates of Australia) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_diplomatic_missions_of_Australia

Wikipedia – Lists of diplomatic missions by country (Embassies and consulates of countries across the world – by country) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_diplomatic_missions_by_sending_country


Countries – Who impose a minimum tourism daily tariff or require government chaperoning

Bhutan – Tariff – (300 USD p/d) – http://www.kingdomofbhutan.com/travel/government_tariff.html
North Korea – Government Chaperoning
Palau – Proposed Tariff –


Notable Government links:

Includes Consulate, embassies and High commissions. Also Ministries of culture / International cultural centres of nationalities.

Wikipedia – Politics by Country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Politics_by_country

Andorra –
Argentina –
Australia – http://www.australia.com and http://www.australia.gov.au/ and http://www.directory.gov.au/ and http://www.australia.gov.au/directories

– Australian Honours system – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_honours_system

Australian Federal aid – http://dfat.gov.au/aid/where-we-give-aid/pages/where-we-give-aid.aspx and http://www.australia.gov.au/about-government/international-relations/foreign-aid and http://dfat.gov.au/aid/Pages/australias-aid-program.aspx

Austria – http://www.austria.gv.at/
– Foreign affairs – http://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/
– Invest in austria – https://investinaustria.at/en/
– Austrian startup – https://www.austrianstartups.com/

Advantage Austria – business promotion – http://www.advantageaustria.org/au/
Austrian business portal – https://www.usp.gv.at/
Austrian expat centres – http://www.expatcenter.at/
Austrian foreign affairs – international representation offices – http://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/embassies-consulates/search-for-austrian-representations/
Austrian government – help portal – https://www.help.gv.at/Portal.Node/hlpd/public/en
Austrian integration centres – http://www.integrationsfonds.at/en/home/
Austrian ministry of finance – https://english.bmf.gv.at/
Austrian social security – https://www.sozialversicherung.at/portal27/esvportal/content
Austrian taxation department – https://english.bmf.gv.at/taxation/Taxation.html
European job mobility portal – http://ec.europa.eu/eures/main.jsp?
Invest in Austria – investment promotion – http://investinaustria.at/en
Migration Austria – http://www.migration.gv.at/en/

Belgium –
Brazil –
Cambodia –
Canada – https://www.canada.ca/en/index.html
– Prime minister of Canada – http://pm.gc.ca/eng

Canadian Prime minister – https://www.youtube.com/pmcanada

Youth council – https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/prime-ministers-youth-council.html

Canada – Travel portal – https://travel.gc.ca/

Canada and the world – Foreign relations – http://international.gc.ca/world-monde/index.aspx?lang=eng

Canada – Business – https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business.html

Canada – Culture – https://www.canada.ca/en/services/culture.html

– Canada – Foreign/global affairs – http://www.international.gc.ca/international/index.aspx?lang=eng
Canada – Democracy portal – http://www.mydemocracy.ca
Royal Canadian mounted police – http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en

Global affairs Canada – Social media accounts – http://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/social-media_medias-sociaux.aspx?lang=eng
Global affairs canada – http://www.international.gc.ca/international/index.aspx?lang=eng
Global Affairs Canada – Country advisories and relations – http://international.gc.ca/world-monde/country-pays/index.aspx?lang=eng

Global Affairs Canada – Trade commissioner – http://tradecommissioner.gc.ca/

Global Affairs Canada – International development project browser – http://www.international.gc.ca/development-developpement/aidtransparency-transparenceaide/browser-banque.aspx?lang=eng

Global affairs Canada – Trade and commerce – http://www.international.gc.ca/commerce/index.aspx?lang=eng
Global affairs Canada – International development – http://www.international.gc.ca/development-developpement/index.aspx?lang=eng
Global Affairs Canada – International development nations – http://www.international.gc.ca/development-developpement/countries-pays/index.aspx?lang=eng

Chile –
Colombia –

Cuba – http://www.cubaminrex.cu/en
Czech Republic –

European Union – Portal – https://europa.eu/european-union/index_en
European Union – International – https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/australia_en
eco city summit – http://www.ecocity2017.com/

European union – External action – http://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage_en

Finland –
France – http://www.france.fr/ and http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/
– Creative France – http://www.creativefrance.fr/

Hungary –
Indonesia –
India
– Make India (Business promotion)- http://www.makeinindia.com/home

Ireland –
Italy –
– Italian foreign affairs – http://www.esteri.it/mae/en
– Italian department of culture and tourism – http://www.beniculturali.gov.it/mibac/export/MiBAC/index.html
Japan –

Liechtenstein –
Malaysia –
Mexico –
Monaco –
Netherlands –
New Zealand –

Norway –
Portugal –
San Marino –
Singapore –
Slovakia –
Slovenia –

South Korea –

Spain –
– Spain – Government Brand – country goods and services promotion – http://marcaespana.es/en
– Spain – consular services – http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/Paginas/inicio.aspx
– Spain – foreign affairs – http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/PoliticaExteriorCooperacion/Paginas/inicio.aspx
Spain – culture – http://www.spainisculture.com/

Spain – Study – http://studyinspain.info/es/index.html
Cervantes –
Accion cultural – http://www.accioncultural.es/

Sweden – Sweden – https://sweden.se/p1/
– Sweden Goverment portal – https://sweden.se/ and http://www.government.se/
– Sweden Aboard government portal – http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/
– Sweden – Business – http://www.business-sweden.se/Export/

– Sweden – Swedish Institute – https://eng.si.se/

Switzerland – https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start.html
– Invest – http://www.s-ge.com/global/invest/en
– Business – http://www.s-ge.com/en

Thailand –

United Kingdom –
United Kingdom – government – petitions – https://petition.parliament.uk/
UK – department for international development – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development
UK departments – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations
UK – worldwide – https://www.gov.uk/government/world
UK and Australia – https://www.gov.uk/government/world/australia
UK dept for int trade and investment – https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/uk-trade-investment-australia
Great UK trade promotion – https://www.greak.gov.uk

United States of America –
General Portal of the government – https://www.usa.gov/
United states – Business promotion – https://business.usa.gov/

Obama administration –
– Obama Foundation – http://www.obama.org and http://www.twitter.com/ObamaFoundation
– Obama white house archives – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2017/01/17/obama-administration-digital-transition-moving-forward
– Michelle Obama – https://twitter.com/michelleobama and http://www.facebook.com/BarackObama and http://www.instagram.com/BarackObama
– Barack obama – https://twitter.com/BarackObama and http://www.instagram.com/BarackObama and http://www.facebook.com/BarackObama
– Pete souza – Offical photographer – https://www.instagram.com/PeteSouza/
Joe Biden – Vice presdient – http://www.facebook.com/JoeBiden and http://www.twitter.com/JoeBiden

US culture new and portals – https://share.america.gov/
Blog – http://blogs.state.gov/

White house – https://www.whitehouse.gov/ and https://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse
White house Issues – https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues
White house – Current administration – https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration
White house – Chief official whitehouse photographer

United States Government – Branches of Government – https://www.usa.gov/branches-of-government

Wikipedia – Government of the United states – Portal – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Government_of_the_United_States
Wikipedia – Executive office of the president – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Office_of_the_President
Wikipedia – Independent agencies of the United states government – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_agencies_of_the_United_States_government
Wikipedia – List of federal agencies – https://en.wikipedia.org
/wiki/List_of_federal_agencies_in_the_United_States
Wikipedia – United states Federal executive departments – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_executive_departments

United states government departments (Cabinet):
Treasury
Agriculture
Attorney general
Commerce
Defence
Education
Energy
Health and human services
Homeland security
Housing and urban development
Interior
Labor
State
Transportation
Veterans affairs

US constitution centre – http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/

United States Government – Congress – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress
United States Government – Congress – https://www.congress.gov/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_congressional_districts
Congress activities – https://www.govtrack.us/congress/
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

Wikipedia – Politics of the United states – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_the_United_States
– President foundations

– Presidential libraries – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_library
– National archives – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Archives_and_Records_Administration

Republican Party –
Wikipedia – Republican party – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)
Wikipedia – Republican party presidential tickets – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Republican_Party_presidential_tickets

Inauguration organising committee – https://www.inaugural.senate.gov/

Democratic party – https://www.democrats.org/
Wikipedia – Democratic party – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)
Wikipedia – Democratic part presidential tickets – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Democratic_Party_presidential_tickets

Democrats abroad – http://www.democratsabroad.org/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrats_Abroad and https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroad/
– Australia – https://www.facebook.com/DemocratsAbroadAustralia/ and http://www.democratsabroad.org/au

Young Democrats of America – http://d.yda.org/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Democrats_of_America

House of Representatives – http://www.house.gov/
Wikipedia – US House of representatives – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives
Wikipedia – Current members of the United states house of representatives – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_members_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives

Senate – https://www.senate.gov/
Wikipedia – United states senate – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate
Wikipedia -Current members of the United states senate – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_United_States_Senators

Wikipedia – List of current United states governors – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_United_States_governors

Wikipedia – Local government in the united states – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_government_in_the_United_States

United States Government – Department of the state – http://www.state.gov/
United States Government – federal agencies – https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/a

Countries(Portal of country summaries) – http://www.state.gov/p/
Department of state – Business – http://www.state.gov/business/
Department of state – Global partnerships – http://www.state.gov/s/partnerships/
Department of State – http://www.state.gov/index.htm
Department of state – US relations fact sheets – http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index.htm
Education and cultural affairs – https://eca.state.gov/

Education USA – https://educationusa.state.gov/
International Exchanges – https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us

United States – International aid – USaid – https://www.usaid.gov/
– Communication channels – https://www.usaid.gov/stayconnected
– Magazine and podcast – https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/frontlines/


Citizen Governmental Obligations

Obligations
– Taxation
– Jury duty
– Military service
– Voting


Voting

Overseas voting centres – Embassies

Types of Voting
– Elections
– Referendums (Plebiscites)


Notable Government Elections

AUSTRALIA
Federal
Elections:
List of parties in the Australian House of Representatives
List of parties in the Australian Senate

State – Victoria
Elections:
List of parties in the Victorian Upper house
List of parties in the Victorian Lower house

Other Australian States

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