Visa details for Bahrain

Citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council nationals (GCC -- Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman) do not need visas to enter Bahrain. 

Tourist visas can be obtained at the Bahrain International Airport or at the King Fahad Causeway for : 

Citizens of the European Community, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan or Hong Kong. 

Visitors who have been resident in the GCC for a minimum of six months, and who possess a return visa for the country of GCC residency. 

Citizens from the following 35 countries ( Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Britain, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Japan, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, United States of America, Portugal, Malaysia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Greece, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Brunei, Vatican City and Andorra), China and Thailand) can obtain a visa valid for two weeks issued from access points inside the country without pre-arrangement or local sponsor's request. This visa may be extended for another two weeks. 

An Israeli stamp in your passport may hinder your admittance to Bahrain. 

Bahrain visa requirements 

An electronic visa service is now available for some countries. Getting an e-visa before arriving may save you time queuing and having correct currency/change. 

Go to Bahrain evisa website

From this site you can:

  • Check your eligibility for a Bahrain visa. 
  • Apply on-line for certain types of visa (if available)
  • Apply for eVisa. 
  • Check the status of an eVisa application

Visa details for Austria

Austria is part of the Schengen agreement, the standard length of visit is 90 days. 

Visas are not required by visitors from the following countries for visit up to 90 days in a 6 month period: 

Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, St Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela. 

Austria - Visa Requirements 

Foreign embassies in Austria 

Do I Need a Visa?

Holders of an EEA (EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Swiss passport do not require a visa. Nationals from EU-countries as well as Switzerland and Liechtenstein may stay for an unlimited time.
Holders of British Passports (European Union) do not need a visa for Austria. There are no restrictions on the remaining validity of your passport, providing you leave Austria before its expiry date. 
SPOUSE/DEPENDANT /CIVIL PARTNER of EU/EEA NATIONALS exercising their right of free movement:
You will NOT need a visa to visit Austria for a maximum of 90 days, if all of the following three criteria apply:
  • A family member of an EU/EEA national
  • AND if you hold a British “Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National” according to EU Directive 2004/38/EC with a validity of 5 years (download example of  “Residence Documentation” here)
  • AND if you are travelling together with or to the EU/EEA national.
If you do NOT fulfill these three criteria you HAVE to obtain a visa in order to travel to Austria.
Citizens of countries listed below do NOT need a visa for Austria (if your stay does not exceed 90 days and is for tourist purposes only)
Albania (biometric passports only), Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia,
Bahamas, Barbados,  Bosnia-Herzegovina (biometric passports only), Brazil, Brunei,
Chile, Costa Rica, Canada, Croatia,
El Salvador,
Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR only)
Macao (RAE only), Malaysia, Mauritius, Macedonia[1] (biometric passports only), Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro[2] (biometric passports only),
New Zealand, Nicaragua,
Panama, Paraguay,
Serbia[3] (biometric passports only and NOT issued by Koordinacija Uprava), Seychelles, Singapore, St. Christophe and Nevis,
Taiwan (all passports if they contain the holders identity number
Uruguay, United States of America,
Venezuela, Vatican
Nationals of countries NOT listed above will need to obtain a visa to travel to Austria.
All holders of Travel Documents and Certificates of Identity (CID) as well as the holders of the following British Passports do require a visa:
*         British Subject (without the right of abode in the UK)
*         British Dependent Territories
*         British Overseas Citizens
*         British Protected Persons
Please note general processing time is 2 weeks except for applicants of the following countries, which have a processing time of 3 weeks. Please also make sure that your application is submitted on time.
Democratic Republic of Congo, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,
Indonesia, Iraq, Iran,
Lebanon, Libya, Liberia,
Mali, Morocco,  Mauritania,
Niger, Nigeria,
Pakistan, Palestine,
Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan (North Sudan), South Sudan, Syria,
Togo, Tunisia
United Arab Emirates,
and holders of British Travel Documents (Black and blue)
[1]In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1244/2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, nationals of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia holding biometric passports are exempt from the visa obligation (OJ L 336, 18.12.2009, p. 1); the VFA continues to apply to holders of non-biometric passports.
[2]In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1244/2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, nationals of Montenegro holding biometric passports are exempt from the visa obligation (OJ L 336, 18.12.2009, p. 1); as non-biometric Montenegrin passports are no longer valid, the VFA is no longer applied in practice.
[3]In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1244/2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, nationals of Serbia holding biometric passports (excluding holders of passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate [in Serbian: Koordinaciona uprava]) are exempt from the visa obligation (OJ L 336, 18.12.2009, p. 1); the VFA continues to apply to holders of non-biometric passport holders and holders of passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate.

Visa details for Australia

All travelers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, are required to hold a valid visa to travel to Australia.

Visitors from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark,  Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA and Vatican City can apply for an ETA that allows you to visit for up to 3 months per visit in a 12 month period. The visa is free but you need to pay a service fee (A$20) to apply.

Australian ETA -(visa class 601)
There is also an evisitor that is valid for all countries in the European Union. There are few different details for work and business.


Visa Options

The Working Holiday and Work and Holiday programs encourage cultural exchange and closer ties between arrangement countries by allowing young people to have an extended holiday supplemented by short-term employment.

What's New?

Recent changes and announcements about the Working Holidayand Work and Holiday programs.

Fact Sheets

There are a number of fact sheets available which provide more information on temporary residence options in Australia, including the Working Holiday and Work and Holiday programs.

Working in Australia

Information on finding employment, specified work, rates of pay and employer obligations if you choose to work in Australia under the Working Holiday and Work and Holiday programs.

Working Holidays Overseas for Australians

Australia has reciprocal working holiday visa programs with many countries. All countries have the same basic requirements. However, there are a few extra requirements if you want to have an extended working holiday in Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, the USA or Uruguay. You should contact your nearest foreign mission of the country you want to travel to for full details about application requirements.


Visa Options

For people visiting Australia for holidays, tourism, recreation or to see family and friends. If you are an Australian Citizen or have obtained Australian Citizenship by descent, you are not able to apply for, or be granted an Australian visa.

Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601)

An electronically stored authority for short-term visits to Australia for tourism or business purposes of up to 3 months. Available to passport holders from a number of countries and regions, who are outside Australia.

eVisitors (Subclass 651)

An electronically stored authority for visits to Australia for tourism or business purposes for up to 3 months. Available to passport holders from the European Union and a number of other European countries, who are outside Australia.

Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

A temporary visa allowing a stay in Australia of up to 3 or 6 or 12 months. Applicants can apply from both outside and in Australia. Some tourists or business visitors are eligible to lodge an online application for an e600 Tourist visa.

Unemployment falls slightly as 59,000 net jobs created in August

More people working part-time helped Canada's economy grind out 59,000 jobs in August, Statistics Canada reported Friday, about triple what most economists had expected.

The consensus had called for the economy to have created about 20,000 jobs in August.

The better-than-expected gains offset a small uptick in workforce participation, bringing the national jobless rate to 7.1 per cent in August from 7.2 per cent the previous month.

But the underlying trends troubled economists.

"After two straight months of disappointing Canadian job numbers, we finally got a positive showing. However, the devil is always in the details and this month's release is no exception," Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD) senior economist Sonya Gulati wrote in an investors' note.

"Most of the new jobs were part-time and were held among older workers. The gains were concentrated to just two provinces. The six-month average of job creation sits at just 12,000. Wage inflation has slowed noticeably since the beginning of the year.

"Our take-away from all this -- there is little cause to get too excited."

Of the 59,000 jobs created in August, 42,000 were part-time and 17,000 were full-time.

The bulk of those jobs went to older workers, with little change for people under the age of 55.

"Looking at the detail, a mixed picture emerges -- although a substantial share of jobs created were in the private sector, roughly 42,000 of the new positions were in part-time work," CIBC World Markets (TSX:CM) economist Emanuella Enenajor said in note to investors.

Total hours worked rose slightly, Statistics Canada said, while the growth in average hourly earnings slowed.