Guest Matt & Suzi

Where to send Passports

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    Guest Matt & Suzi

    Hiya everyone

     

    Does anyone know where we send our passports to, to get the visa stamped in it. Do you need a stamped addressed envelope for the return of the passports and do you send it via courier or post?

     

    Also Ben has just changed his passport, do I just send both passports?

    finally do I send a copy of the e-mail confirming we have the visa? If we had an agent i'm sure we would know all this, but we dont so we're relying on you lot.

     

    Thanks guys

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    Did you get an email from them telling you that your visa had been granted? The instructions for what we needed to do were in that email. I think we sent ours to Australia house with a stamped address envelope and part of that email. I cant help you as regards the new passport but I would guess that you will need to send both. Good Luck!

    Hope you get it sorted

     

    Lindsey

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    Guest soggy

    Hi,

    hope this helps it was sent to me as an attachment with my visa grant letter, pop into the post office get 2 silver special delivery pouches fill them out( may want to take them away to do this as to much to do standing at counter) then back to the post office to post them.

    Not sure about the new passport, they will only put visa in the one you used to apply, there is a link at the end to the Aus embassy in London i'm sure they will know.

     

    Simon

     

     

    Visa evidencing in the United Kingdom

    This information is intended for clients in the following circumstances:

    • You need to obtain your first-time visa label following visa grant at another office

    • You hold a valid visa but have obtained a new passport

    • You have lost a passport containing a valid label visa.

    Mail Service

    Send your passport by secure mail (Special Delivery silver pouch recommended for clients in the UK) to:

    Visa Evidencing Unit Migration Branch Australian High Commission Strand London WC2B 4LA

    Before You Send in Your Passport

    There must be at least 2 unused pages or we have nowhere to place a label

     

    provide a covering letter explaining what you are requesting and give some brief details if your passport has been lost or stolen

     

    include viable contact details in case we need to contact you i.e. phone/email

     

    enclose a copy of your visa grant letter (where this is a first-time visa label)

     

    clients in the UK should include a pre-paid self-addressed Special Delivery silver pouch for the return of your documents. You should keep a record of the return registration number for tracking purposes.

     

    This office will make separate arrangements for the return of documents to clients in the Republic of Ireland.

    How long will it take to evidence a visa Granted by an Office in Australia

    Clients in the UK observing the steps outlined above including the use of Special Delivery both for despatch and receipt of documents, can expect a turnaround of around 3 working days door-to-door in most instances. In a very small percentage of cases there is may be technical reason or data mismatch preventing an immediate response and we may have to contact the onshore office to clarify. Clients in Ireland can expect a longer turnaround because of additional postage time.

    Change of passport but valid visa in old passport

    If your obtain a new passport and you have a valid visa label in your old passport you may travel to Australia with both new and your expired passport. You simply need to present your old and new passport for boarding and entry clearance.

    If you have married since you last obtained your valid visa label and your new passport is in your married name, you must also provide evidence of the basis for the name change. In this example, you will need to present your old passport, your new passport and your marriage certificate. After your arrival in Australia you may approach your local immigration office to have the visa transferred into your new passport.

    If you require any further information please refer to http://www.uk.embassy.gov.au/

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    Guest Matt & Suzi

    Just wanted to say thanks guys, I will go to the post office tomorrow for my silver envelopes, I hope they know what i'm talking about.

     

    Cheers Suzi

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    Just wanted to say thanks guys, I will go to the post office tomorrow for my silver envelopes, I hope they know what i'm talking about.

     

    Cheers Suzi

     

    Yes they will - I remember having that conversation with Andy!

     

    Lindsey

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