Travel to Australia: Passenger Cards

When traveling to Australia, two of the most basic documentation that you need are your passport and your Australian visitor visa. Your visitor visa can come in several forms. It can be an Australian Tourist Visa, a working holiday visa or an ETA visa. There are also other subtypes available for tourists visas such as those for event organisers or those seeking medical treatment. But the first three mentioned are the most popular ones and do not have such stringent requirements.

Other than the aforementioned travel visa to Australia, the passenger card is another important piece of documentation that you must complete. According to the Migration Act 1958, most travelers arriving and departing Australia must accomplish a passenger card. Only those described in regulation 3.06 and schedule 9 of the regulations are exempted from filling out a passenger card.

This is simply a document providing information about the traveler. There are two types of passenger cards: the Incoming Passenger card and the Outgoing Passenger Card. It also serves as a declaration of health and character requirements of non-citizens.

Passenger card will ask for the following questions: your family name and given name, passport number, flight number, address in Australia, country in which the flight was boarded, date of birth and occupation and nationality as shown in the passport.

Providing false information on the passenger card can lead to the cancellation of the Australian visitor visa and may be refused entry into the country.

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