IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Oct 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On 1 October 2012, the requirement for physical visa labels posted in passports has been abolished for nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Electronic visa grant letters are sufficient to enter into Australia. Other institutions (such as employers, educational institutions or government bodies) are able to confirm the visa status using Australia's Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) service. The physical visa label stickers will still be available for travellers requiring them for transit reasons. The changes were implemented as a part of the label-free travel program to reduce processing expenses and time costs.

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