Effective 24 November 2012, the Department of Immigration & Citizenship introduced a fee to physically evidence a visa label in a visa holder’s passport.
Visa holders will now need to pay AU$70 in order for this service to be provided. To facilitate the visa evidencing, the visa holder must complete the designated form and pay the requisite fee.
The Australian government does not require a visa holder to have their passport evidenced. Visa information is stored electronically on DIAC’s system. Visa information may be accessed by travel agents, employers and the visa holder online.
Visa status may be viewed online via the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) system. Please refer to the following link for further information www.immi.gov.au/visas/about-your-visa.htm.
Foreign governments are aware that Australia does not require a visa label. However, visa holders should check with the relevant foreign government authorities regarding requirements to have a visa label in their passport when they transit through or exit a particular country.