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A friend of mine recently (in May) got a PR and he travelled to Australia. At the airport, at the immigration counter, they asked for his passport. They scanned the passport and thats it !!.
My friend was about to show his grant letter to them. But they said no need. They did not even stamp the entry date on the passport page. My friend was a bit worried as his only intention to visit Australia now was to make the initial entry. He was actually going to go in Dec 2018.
So, he asked them that what proof would he have to show that he had made an entry into Australia with the one year he got the PR. They said it was all electronic / automatic and there is no stamping done of dates. No need to worry.

My question: Has anyone experienced the same? i ask this because, apart from the grant letter, we do not have any proof of getting the PR. Unlike the US, where they print the visa on our passport page. I downloaded the myVevo app and it shows my PR details. However, is there any place to know my initial entry date? (the date when I actually arrived in AUS)
 

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A friend of mine recently (in May) got a PR and he travelled to Australia. At the airport, at the immigration counter, they asked for his passport. They scanned the passport and thats it !!.
My friend was about to show his grant letter to them. But they said no need. They did not even stamp the entry date on the passport page. My friend was a bit worried as his only intention to visit Australia now was to make the initial entry. He was actually going to go in Dec 2018.
So, he asked them that what proof would he have to show that he had made an entry into Australia with the one year he got the PR. They said it was all electronic / automatic and there is no stamping done of dates. No need to worry.

My question: Has anyone experienced the same? i ask this because, apart from the grant letter, we do not have any proof of getting the PR. Unlike the US, where they print the visa on our passport page. I downloaded the myVevo app and it shows my PR details. However, is there any place to know my initial entry date? (the date when I actually arrived in AUS)
In case you get no,other evidence, keep your tickets and boarding passes of your flight to Australia safely

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A friend of mine recently (in May) got a PR and he travelled to Australia. At the airport, at the immigration counter, they asked for his passport. They scanned the passport and thats it !!.
My friend was about to show his grant letter to them. But they said no need. They did not even stamp the entry date on the passport page. My friend was a bit worried as his only intention to visit Australia now was to make the initial entry. He was actually going to go in Dec 2018.
So, he asked them that what proof would he have to show that he had made an entry into Australia with the one year he got the PR. They said it was all electronic / automatic and there is no stamping done of dates. No need to worry.

My question: Has anyone experienced the same? i ask this because, apart from the grant letter, we do not have any proof of getting the PR. Unlike the US, where they print the visa on our passport page. I downloaded the myVevo app and it shows my PR details. However, is there any place to know my initial entry date? (the date when I actually arrived in AUS)
Australian immigration has got rid of entry/exit stamps. But you can explicitly ask them to have your passport stamped. With the issuance of electronic visa, nobody needs to have grant letter printed. However, some countries ask for it before they verify details online.

I'm pretty sure you can ask immigration to stamp it backdated now. Also you could be able to find your flight details i.e. confirmation, boarding pass etc.
 

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You should find things changing in about 2 years or so, in Australian international airports.

Although you'll still need to carry a passport, you very likely won't need to show it at all.

About 90% of passengers will just self-process themselves by means of fingerprints and or iris and biometric scans - even faster and more reliable. :)
 

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I visited Perth for my IED.

They jus scanned our passports and cleared us.

However, I requested them to stamp on the passports jus for memory - which she amusingly did.

Thats It - entered Aussie Land.

I also saw many Aussie Citizens not even standing in lines at immigration.

They have automated gates where you can self clear immigration.

I remember when I was a PR in singapore, we were also given the option to pass thru automated gates for immigration clearance.

Seems, soon Aus PR need not to wait at immigration lines....
 
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