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Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 3:44 PM
Subject: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Germany
Hello

Can you please confirm if this bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Germany is current, for Australian citizens and passport holders.
RE:

Australian Treaty Series 1953 No 1

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS CANBERRA

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany regarding Visas and Visa Fees

If so, please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.
Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.
Thank you
Kind regards

Sent: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 9:04 AMTo: info@canberra.diplo.de
Subject: Fw: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Germany

Hello

May I please ask you to respond to email request for further information from two weeks ago as below:
Can you please confirm if this bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Germany is current, for Australian citizens and passport holders.
RE:

Australian Treaty Series 1953 No 1

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRSCANBERRA

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany regarding Visas and Visa Fees

If so, please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.
Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.
Thank you
Kind regards

Australian Treaty Series 1953 No 1

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

CANBERRA

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany regarding Visas and Visa Fees(Canberra, 17 December 1952)Entry into force: 1 January 1953AUSTRALIAN TREATY SERIES1953 No. 1

Australian Government Publishing ServiceCanberra

(c) Commonwealth of Australia 1997


[Note from the Australian Minister for External Affairs to the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Australia]

ICanberra

17 December 1952

1522/41/20

His Excellency Dr Walther Hess

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany

GPO Box 3801

SYDNEY NSW

Your Excellency

I have the honour to refer to previous correspondence regarding visas and visa fees, and to inform you that the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia is prepared to conclude with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, an agreement on the following terms:

1. German nationals possessing valid German passports issued by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, who desire to enter Australia whether temporarily or permanently, and whose entry into Australia has been approved, will receive visas for Australia, free of charge, from the appropriate visas-issuing authority; such visas, in the case of German nationals proceeding to Australia for purposes other than permanent residence, will be made valid for a period of twelve months and good for an unlimited number of journeys to Australia within that period.

2. Australian citizens, possessing valid Australian passports, who desire to enter the Federal Republic of Germany or the Western Sector of Berlin as bona fide non-immigrants may do so for a period of less than three months without obtaining a visa.

3. The present Agreement shall take effect from 1 January 1953.

4. Either of the parties may at any time give to the other party written notice of its desire to terminate the Agreement. The Agreement shall be terminated three months after the date of such notice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is understood:

(a) that the abovementioned provisions do not exempt German nationals entering Australia, and Australian citizens entering the Federal Republic of Germany or the Western Sectors of Berlin from the necessity of complying with the Australian and German Laws and Regulations concerning the entry, residence whether temporary or permanent, and employment of aliens; and

(b) that travellers who are unable to satisfy the respective immigration authorities that they comply with the laws and regulations referred to in the immediately preceding sub-paragraph are liable to be refused permission to enter or land.

If the foregoing provisions are acceptable to your Government, I have the honour to suggest that the present Note and your confirmatory reply thereto be deemed to constitute and evidence the agreement reached between our two Governments.

I have the honour to be, with high consideration, Your Excellency’s obedient servant.

[Signed:]

R G CASEY

(Minister of State for External Affairs)


[Note from the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Canberra, to the Australian Minister for External Affairs]

IIEmbassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Canberra

17 December 1952

The Rt Hon R G Casey

Minister for External Affairs

CANBERRA

Sir

I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your Note dated 17 December 1952, and wish to confirm that your note and my reply thereto are deemed to constitute and evidence an agreement reached between the Governments of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Commonwealth of Australia regarding visas and visa fees. The terms of the agreement are as follows:

[Here follows paragraphs 1-4 as printed under I.]I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you the assurances of my highest consideration.

[Signed:]

W HESS