Material presented to a court to prove or disprove a fact. It can include what witnesses say as well as documents and other objects. of funds for some visitor and temporary A permit that allows a person who is not a citizen to stay in a country on certain conditions, for the length of time stated in the visa. classes should be in the form of passbooks, account statements and letters from banks or other financial institutions. Letters should be on letterhead, dated and signed. Adequate funds to cover initial period of stay could vary, depending on:
- the proposed length of stay and the extent of travel proposed; or
- the extent to which accommodation and other assistance A document that sets out what a person wants to happen to their money and other property after they die. be available from relatives and friends in the initial period after arrival.
Approximately AUD$5000 (in addition to funds for a return airline ticket) could be regarded as being sufficient to cover the The amount charged by a lawyer for legal work. Lawyers can only charge the amount agreed with the client in a costs agreement or the amount stated by a court in its rules. The party who loses a case usually has to pay all their own costs plus most of the costs reasonably incurred by the other side. See also indemnity costs. of an initial stay for an applicant who intends to stay in Australia for at least six months (for more information, refer to the ‘temporary residence’ section of the Procedures Advice Manual).