The first use cases will be from the Home Affairs portfolio and comprise: a Digital Passenger Declaration; and a simple digital visa.
Currently the Government collects a range of passenger contact details and other information declarations in relation to customs quarantine and other matters, from citizens and non-citizens entering Australia in a manual, paper based process. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the information contained on the Incoming Passenger Card, has been supplemented by another manual form containing additional health related information. One of the initial use cases for the Capability will involve digitising, combining, integrating and enhancing multiple manual processes, which will eliminate processing delays resulting from the need to scan paper cards. It will significantly enhance the national response to COVID-19 and contact tracing efforts. In the future, collection and verification of vaccination information will assist in managing health related risks at the international border.