Label-free Travel / VEVO / New passports
Label Free Travel
We now issue ‘label-free’ visas to visa applicants in the Pacific region. As a result, our clients do not have a visa label placed in their passport. Australia’s modern electronic visa system does not require you to have a visa label placed in your passport to confirm your immigration status and entitlements in Australia. When you check in to fly to Australia, airline staff will use your passport to electronically confirm that you have authority to travel to Australia prior to boarding the aircraft. See: About Your Visa
For your reference, you will receive your visa details via a Visa Grant Notification letter, which will be sent to you by email (if you have provided an email address in your application form) for reference. 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.
If you are lodging your visa application Online, please attached scan copies of the passport and relevant visa pages to your ImmiAccount.
If you are lodging your visa application directly at an Australian Visa Application Centre, please bring your passport with you. TTS staff will make copies of the relevant pages, and will return the passport to you (please note that you may be charged a photocopying fee for each page copied).
If you are lodging your visa application by post or courier delivery to an AVAC, please do not send your passport. Instead, you will need to send certified copies of the relevant pages (see below) of your passport with the application.
Your visa details are linked to your passport or ImmiCard. Failure to update your passport details will result in delays when travelling to Australia. You or a registered Australian organisation will be unable to check your visa details and conditions online.
If you have been issued with a new passport since your Australian visa was granted, you must notify us of your new passport details to ensure your record is up-to-date. To update your passport details, please go to ImmiAccount or complete Form 929 Change of address and / or passport details and return it to our nearest office. For more information refer to: How can I update my address or passport details.
Relevant Passport Pages
Relevant Passport pages include Copies of the following pages from your current passport:
1. Biodata (photo) page* and
2. If your passport contains any non-Australian visa labels, the relevant Visa pages and
3. If your passport has been extended or details changed, the Endorsement pages.
*Please note: a passport biodata page is the page that includes the photograph, name and the date of birth amongst other information.
Fiji applicants please note that the Reserve Bank of Fiji has confirmed applicants travelling temporarily to Australia can withdraw funds/be issued foreign exchange without a visa label in their passport. Applicants migrating to Australia will need to show the bank their visa grant letter when applying to transfer emigration funds. Applicants withdrawing FNPF funds (eg students, migrants) will also show the bank their visa grant letter.
Applicants lodging through a 3rd party should ensure they receive a pink receipt copy as evidence that their application has been lodged. If their visa is refused, they will receive a formal decision letter from the Immigration Section.