In reply please quote:
Client Name XXX
Date of Birth XXX
Date of Visa Application XXX
Application ID XXX
Transaction Reference Number XXX
File Number BCCXXX
Transmission Method mailto:XXX
Nominated Occupation XXX
Australian New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) XXX
Notification of grant of a Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) visa
I wish to advise that a decision has been made on this application and visas have been granted on XXX 2015 to the applicant(s) listed in the attached Visa Grant Notice, which contains important information about your visa(s).
Please keep a copy of this letter and the Visa Grant Notice in a safe place for your reference.
Please note: if your application contained multiple applicants, each applicant that has been granted a visa will be sent their own Visa Grant Notice. Any other applicants should not make arrangements to travel to Australia unless they have received their own Visa Grant Notice.
The date on this notification, and the date of visa grant, are according to Australian Eastern Standard Time [UTC +10] (incorporating Daylight Saving Time [UTC +11], if applicable) on the relevant day. Depending on your location, these dates may differ by one day from your local date and may be in the future. Despite this, your Australian visa is already in effect - there is no need to delay travel to Australia until the commencement of the later day.
Questions about this decision
If you have questions about this decision, or the process or information that was taken into account, you may contact us by any of the means listed below.
Changes of Passport Details
It is important to notify us of changes to your passport details if you are travelling. This includes details of any new passport you obtain to replace a passport that has expired or been lost/stolen/destroyed, and any additional passport of another nationality you hold. The details of any new passport that you provide will be linked to your record on the department’s systems to facilitate your travel. You are required to do this in writing and notify the nearest office of the department. You can use Form 929 Change of address and/or passport details to (http://www.border.gov.au/forms/Documents/929.pdf) notify us of a change which is available at www.border.gov.au/forms/Documents/929.pdf (http://www.border.gov.au/forms/Documents/929.pdf)
Client service information
We value your compliments, complaints and suggestions. Your compliments let us know where we are performing well and your complaints and suggestions help us improve the services we provide.
In Australia you can call the Global Feedback Unit on 133 177 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Further information on our Client Service Charter and how to make (http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/) a compliment, complaint or suggestion is available at www.border.gov.au/about/contact/ general-enquiries/enquiries-and-feedback
Contacting this processing office
We prefer contact with this office concerning your application to be by email. We try to respond to all email enquiries within seven (7) working days.
Our email address is [email protected]
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Visa Grant Notice
Date of Visa Application: XXX
Transaction Reference Number (TRN): XXX
Application ID: XXX
File Number: BCCXXX
Applicant Type: Main Applicant
Applicant Name: XXX
Date of Birth: XXX
Client ID: XXX
Visa Class XXX
Visa Subclass XXX
Visa Grant Number XXX
Visa Grant Date XXX
Travel Document Number XXX
Travel Document Country China
Must Make First Entry to Australia Before XXX
Must Not Arrive After XXX
Stay Period Indefinite from the date of each arrival
Travel Facility Multiple
Visa Conditions NIL
First entry date
You must make your first entry to Australia before XXX 2016. It is not possible to change this date.
Australia is visa label-free
Australia’s electronic visa system does not require you to have a visa label placed in your passport. More information is available at www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Visa (http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Visa)
You can access your visa information at any time using Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO), a free web-based service available 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
You should keep this letter in a safe place as it contains useful information which will assist you when accessing VEVO. To log into VEVO you will need your passport information and your visa grant number or transaction reference number (if lodged online) listed above. More information is available at www.border.gov.au/Busi/Visa. Alternatively, if you have a QR application on your mobile phone device you can use this to access the VEVO website via the QR code (located on the top right hand side of your letter).
Foreign governments have been informed about Australia’s label-free policy and airline staff will electronically confirm you have a valid visa before you board the plane to travel to Australia.
Most countries have specific entry, exit and visa requirements. If you are transiting or exiting through another country, it is your responsibility to check with the relevant government authorities. The Australian Government cannot advise on other countries’ requirements.
On 5 May 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director General declared the recent international spread of wild type polio virus to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern under the International Health Regulations (IHR). Nine countries, listed below, have been identified as having suffered recent outbreaks of polio.
If you are from one of the countries listed below, or have spent 28 days or longer in these countries on or after 5 May 2014 we encourage you to have a polio vaccination prior to departing for Australia. Having the vaccination will also assist in eradicating the spread of polio.
To obtain maximum benefit in assisting with the eradication of the spread of polio, it is advisable to have the vaccination at least 4 weeks prior to your travel.
Countries: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria
Further information is available from www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Heal/Overview-of-the- health-requirement/Threats-to-public-health
Travel to Australia
You must make your own travel arrangements and pay your own airfares to travel to Australia. However, you may be eligible for concession fares provided by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Further information about the range of services that may be available to you is available at www.iom.int](http://www.iom.int/)
Living in Australia
Congratulations! You have been granted a permanent visa which allows you to travel to and remain in Australia indefinitely. You may wish to learn more about living in Australia. Further information about living and settling in Australia, including the Beginning a Life in Australia booklet and the _Form 994i Settlement information for migrants to Australia is available on our website at www.border.gov.au (http://www.border.gov.au/)
Your entitlements to government services
You may be able to access a range of services offered by the Australian Government such as benefits from Centrelink or Medicare. The department of Human Services delivers a range of social and health-related payments and services. Further information about the range of services that may be available to you and your eligibility to access them is available at www.humanservices.gov.au
AMEP English language tuition
The Commonwealth Government provides English language tuition in Australia through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). You may be eligible to access the AMEP. To find out more contact an AMEP service provider as soon as possible as there are time limits to register for the program. Further information including details of AMEP service providers and locations is available at www.industry.gov.au/amep
About your visa
You have been granted a permanent visa which allows you to remain in Australia indefinitely. This visa allows you to travel to and enter Australia as many times as you want until 06 July 2020. If you wish to travel to Australia after this expiry date, you will need to apply for, and be granted a Resident Return Visa (RRV). Further information is available on our website at](http://www.border.gov.au/) www.border.gov.au
You may wish to consider withdrawing any other undecided visa applications you have lodged with this department. If you are granted another substantive visa this visa will cease and if applicable, may affect your eligibility for government benefits such as Centrelink
or Medicare. To withdraw any other visa applications, you must advise the department in writing.
XXX (Visa Case Officer)
Position Number: XXX GSM Visa Processing Officer Skilled Support
Department of Immigration and Border Protection XXX 2015