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i have successfully done my 1st entry into australia via Perth. Just abit of sharing, when i arrived perth airport, the 1st thing that stunt me was the --> Passenger Card, i was confused about it(whether to pick A,B,C), as to tick which one and i spent roughly 30 mins in the airport finding assistance and searching it online(the internet there was quite bad…). Without any success, I ended up asking the immigration staff(the one that assess my entrance) directly, she said I have to tick “A” for the 1st entry and “C” when I go to Australia again for full settlement/residential.

another thing that I noted, there was no stamp on the passport to show initial entrance(cant prove anything from our side if looking for citizenship or any other things that we apply in future). we can just rely on Australia immigration database...
 

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i have successfully done my 1st entry into australia via Perth. Just abit of sharing, when i arrived perth airport, the 1st thing that stunt me was the --> Passenger Card, i was confused about it(whether to pick A,B,C), as to tick which one and i spent roughly 30 mins in the airport finding assistance and searching it online(the internet there was quite bad…). Without any success, I ended up asking the immigration staff(the one that assess my entrance) directly, she said I have to tick "A" for the 1st entry and "C" when I go to Australia again for full settlement/residential.

another thing that I noted, there was no stamp on the passport to show initial entrance(cant prove anything from our side if looking for citizenship or any other things that we apply in future). we can just rely on Australia immigration database...
Good points. Everything is electronic nowadays, so if you need those travel dates at a later occasion, it is a good idea to record them somewhere.

The incoming passenger card will be abolished soon as well.
 

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Oh boy, I hate those cards. I came back in on a 300 once and ticked temporary entrant or something like that because it's a temporary visa and the girl at the desk reamed me out for not putting that I was migrating permanently or something like that. Which of course I was and she was right, but because the visa I was on was temporary, I was confused.

I hate those damn cards. Anyway, she made me correct my error before letting me in with an obvious lack of patience, lol.
 

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People have been getting into serious trouble, because of incorrect information provided on those passenger cards many years ago...they are kept on file apparently.
 

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Good points. Everything is electronic nowadays, so if you need those travel dates at a later occasion, it is a good idea to record them somewhere.

The incoming passenger card will be abolished soon as well.
Let's hope they make the questions a bit more straightforward, after they remove the incoming passenger card, otherwise they might have queues at whatever terminals they use, while people try to google it.

Immigration wants to replace the physical incoming passenger card (IPC) with an online solution that collects answers to the questions and passes them onto to DIBP systems.
The department hopes to begin trialling at ports of entry between March and May 2018. (Report dated July 2017)
 

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Oh boy, I hate those cards. I came back in on a 300 once and ticked temporary entrant or something like that because it's a temporary visa and the girl at the desk reamed me out for not putting that I was migrating permanently or something like that. Which of course I was and she was right, but because the visa I was on was temporary, I was confused.

I hate those damn cards. Anyway, she made me correct my error before letting me in with an obvious lack of patience, lol.
Hey Sky, I travel a lot. But for the life of me I cannot remember the questions on those darn cards.

I know you came on a PMV 300. My fiance had her PMV granted and will make her first entry into Oz in August. I fly back with her from Germany. So because it is a 300 (temp) followed by a 820/801 onshore, on first entry we would tick migrating permanently? I was thinking this the other day actually. Kinda confusing.

Cheers!
 

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Hey Sky, I travel a lot. But for the life of me I cannot remember the questions on those darn cards.

I know you came on a PMV 300. My fiance had her PMV granted and will make her first entry into Oz in August. I fly back with her from Germany. So because it is a 300 (temp) followed by a 820/801 onshore, on first entry we would tick migrating permanently? I was thinking this the other day actually. Kinda confusing.

Cheers!
That's what the border officer made me put on the card as a 300 holder entering Australia... can't remember the options either and I've flown into Australia 5 times in the last couple of years or so. But yes, whatever the option is for resident or migrating resident or whatever it is.
 
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