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Old 06-08-2010, 06:50 PM
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Evidence of your visa in passport

Hi All-

I have been granted a 175 Skilled working visa. In my grant letter it said it is recommended to obtain evidence of my visa in my passport.

I am not near Washington, DC. How can I obtain this evidence in my passport? Can I mail my passport in, or must I arrive in person?

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Hi All-

I have been granted a 175 Skilled working visa. In my grant letter it said it is recommended to obtain evidence of my visa in my passport.

I am not near Washington, DC. How can I obtain this evidence in my passport? Can I mail my passport in, or must I arrive in person?

Thanks
I know people do mail their passports in for family visas as they are handled at the different embassies around the globe but not sure whether it'll be a greatly different sticker and if so whether the embassy would stock them, or they just make a note on a standard sticker.
Ask your CO via email or email the embassy if possible.

Alternately you could just save yourself the postage and do it on arrival in Australia.
The visa is now recorded in the Immi computer records and so carrying your grant advice will resolve any issues if you happen to arrive on a day when the computer system has gone down.

Sydney has an Immi office at the airport and offices in other capital cities are handy enough to CBD areas and so attending an office on arrival, you could get one put in.





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Thanks. I did email the embassy yesterday and am awaiting the response. It is good to know it won't be an issue to arrive in Australia without this visa evidence in my passport. But considering I am not planning to enter the country for a few months, I'd like to do it if it's reasonable.


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I'm finally getting around to this as I had to go overseas recently and couldn't spare my passport.

Here is the reply from DIAC. If anyone has specific experience I would be grateful to hear it!

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Dear Mr. CPMAVERICK,

Thank you for your interest in Australia.

In response to your enquiry, we would like advise you that to have a visa label placed inside your passport as evidence of the visa approval please forward the following information in to the designated Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) office as identified on the attached ?Fees and Lodgement? form.

Please forward:
- your valid passport, as well as the passports of any dependents included on the visa;
- a copy of the visa approval letter or email;
- a short cover letter requesting the visa label(s) be placed inside your passport(s), as well as providing us with your contact details (name, address, phone number, and email address);
- a self-addressed, prepaid envelope, preferably from Express Mail or a courier company, for the return of your passport(s).

The average processing time to have a visa evidenced is an average of 5 business days. There is no fee for this service.

We hope this information has been of assistance.

Regards,
DIAC Americas


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Hi there,

Does anyone know how long does it take to get Visa Label Evidencing in Bali? I was granted Spouse Visa 309 (applied offshore) and need to leave Australia to get it evidenced in my passport. I have booked trip to Bali before my visa was granted and I wonder if it's enough time.

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