just wondering about this, i got my PR a few months back and we are going over at the end of may, so i was just reading through my visa grant documents again to make sure i had all the boxes ticked when i came upon this.
so must i have a visa label attached to my/our passports?
does ireland require me to have a visa label attached?
what happens if i don't have the visa label attached?
i followed the link that they have in that section and under ireland it just says that you have to go to the london embassy to apply for visas, had a bit of a look around there but couldn't find anything relating to having to have a visa label.
i was under the impression that we just jump on the plane here and when we get to australia and they scan our passports at the immigration desk that it comes up that we have a visa and they just stamp our passports there.
I doubt you need it but if I was you I would. it comes in handy to be able to prove your residency. Plus if you have the label you know know your right to go.
ahh thats grand so, I will have my grant letters going with me so that should cover the ole proving the residencey thing.
can i ask did you get a indepentant or sponsered visa?
Visa label is nothing to do with Ireland so they don't care about it.
If you are ever looking for work in Australia it is handy to have the visa label as most employers and agencies don't know about or couldn't be bothered to register for the VEVO service to check your status.
I heard that Medicare like you to have a visa label when signing up with them.
I got my label when I got PR, just walked into my local DIAC office and they did it quickly. As of July 1st they will be charging for visa labels so if you arrive before then go get one.
Didn't need a label before I left. Didn't need one when I got here for work or proof of visa.
The only thing I needed it for was to get a driving licence. I didnt have an irish bank card with me so didn't have enough proof of identification. Ridiculous the amount of documents and proof of identity they wanted. Dep. of Transport wouldn't view my visa via VEVO as they don't accept online visas (which almost all visa's are now e-visas). VEVO is a dep. of immigration official website with visa info yet another government department had no interest in viewing it... I actually laughed at the woman when she said it. Goes to show government departments are the same no matter where you go!
So anyway... The only reason why I now have a label on my passport is because I needed it (not everyone needs it) to get a driving licence out here.. Otherwise I wouldn't have one.
You don't need to get it.
You are entitled to one if you wish.
There's no reason not to get one.
Get the label, ring london embassy, they will give you the postal address, you post your passport via registered mail and get it back within days.
nobody here has any interest in your visa grant letter except government departments as they can check immigration computers for valididty, for everybody else they want to see the label which they assume cannot be a fake.
Get visa label for all of family if more than one of you.
I would defnitely get the label as its easier to distinguish your Permanent Residence status than that of a Temporary visa holder which seems to be the default these days. It will save you a lot awkwardness and explaining.
Except department of transport. Which in Brisbane do not use VEVO.
I've an electronic visa and it's an absolute nightmare to have, no department/employer I've delt with have known how to deal with vevo, get a label in your passport if you can.