DBT Corporate Travel Information - Travel
Check the obvious
* When you first start to plan for your trip,
check the expire date in your passport and, if necessary,
send it in for renewal. Almost every day someone arrives
at Sydney International Airport with no passport or an expired
one. Most other documents can be easily replaced, but passports
are more difficult.
* Check for any advance-application visas
for countries you are planning to visit. Usually, you have
to send your passport with the visa application. Many countries
won't let you enter if your passport is less than six months
from its expire date.
* International drivers' licenses can be
applied for at the NRMA producing your current license,
a passport sized photo and a small fee. Having said this,
International driversí licenses are not usually needed.
Pack your driver's licenses - even if you aren't driving
it's a good form of identification.
* If you have an NRMA card, take it to Britain
as it is reciprocal.
* Being able to speak just a few words of
a foreign language can help you get more from your holiday
or business trip - you can never find what you want quickly
enough in a phrase book e.g. please, thank you, how much
* Make a list of what to cancel or put on
hold. Organise the payment of any bills that will be due
while you are away. With today's electronic banking and
the internet, paying bills from anywhere is possible.
* Cancel the papers (you don't pay for the
* Book the cat/dog into boarding kennels