Electronic visa record
Australian visas are issued and recorded electronically. All visa records are stored on a central database in Australia which enables online checking of visa details by visa holders, registered Australian organisations and airline staff. Your visa is linked to your passport or ImmiCard through its unique identification number. You and other parties need this number when checking your visa online.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection's online systems are used to verify visa holder's visa details and conditions. Online checking is efficient, reliable and provides real-time information about the person's visa. This reflects a government-wide agenda to make services to clients more accessible and convenient by providing them with secure online alternatives.
When you receive your Australian visa you are issued with a visa grant notification letter that explains the conditions of your visa, including period of validity and entry requirements. You should retain this for your own reference and you may wish to carry it with you when you travel as it contains important information about your visa. The information contained within the visa grant notification letter will help you to check your visa status online using the department's Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) system or myVEVO mobile app.
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