I have a Philippine passport and have an Australian tourist visa issued, but I do not have a stamp in my passport. I am leaving tonight. Will I be ok to travel without the stamp in the passport?

  • I got my Visa granted already. Cause worry me is it ok i dont have a stamp on my Passport? Cause i'm leaving tonight going to Australia – Audrey Mekitpekit Aug 20 '14 at 7:33
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    click the Edit button and fix your question! – Fattie Aug 20 '14 at 7:38
  • Isn't the visa stamped at the entry in the country? or are we talking about another kind of stamp? (I supposed your travel is to enter Australia) – Vince Aug 20 '14 at 8:20
  • @Vince, the Pinoy require an advanced visa for just about every country in the world. They can't depart on a flight without it. It's only for 'wealthy' nations where they stamp your passport upon arrival. – Gayot Fow Aug 20 '14 at 9:35

You do not necessarily need a gummed sticker in your passport to travel to Australia. The letter will normally be sufficient.

Airlines that have authorization to land passengers in Australia are required to have a computer connection to Australia's immigration authorities. Before you board the airline, they will log in and receive a verification. If you have a visa, the computer will indicate such and you will be permitted to board.

If you flag up as not having a valid visa, the airline will not allow you to board. In that case you have been scammed and should contact your police.

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