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Request for an electronic record of your permanent visa

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Only use this form if you do not have an electronic visa record and need evidence of your existing permanent visa and you meet all of the below:

  • you are a permanent visa holder
  • you last entered Australia before 1990
  • you do not have an electronic visa record of your permanent visa
  • you would like us to create an electronic visa record for you

Do not use this form if:

  • you are currently the holder of an Authority to Return or Return Endorsement issued between 1 March 1976 and 31 December 1986 by way of a wet stamp in your old passport. If this scenarios applies to you and you need to request an electronic visa record, you can find the rel​evant form to do this here: Proof of permanent residence
  • you want an electronic record for the sole purpose of applying for a ​ Resident Return (Subclass 155/157) visa (RRV) or Australian citizenship. This is because the relevant processing area will create an electronic visa record as part of the RRV or Citizenship application process and will contact you if any further information is required.
  • you want to u​pdate to your passport information against your existing electronic record, this can be done by following the instructions here: You have a new passport (homeaffairs.gov.au)

As you fill out this form, you will be asked to provide information related to your first arrival (and any subsequent travel) into and out of Australia, such as dates and visa information. You will also be required to provide attachments supporting the information you provide. If you do not have evidence of your arrival, such as the ship or aircraft arrival manifest showing your original arrival details, these may be available via a search of the National Archives of Australia database. You will find more useful information to help you complete this form on this HELP page link, which also contains a comprehensive list of the documents we require you to provide.

Note: You cannot save the form to be completed later, therefore it is advisable that you have all of the documents required before you commence filling in the form. If you are unsure of any details or information that we request, the form will allow you to provide an explanation. If you do not provide the requested information, or your best estimate of the information, including supporting documents, it will take longer to process your request.

Read the instructions in this form carefully.

Questions marked with * are mandatory.