Documentary proof of absence from Australia

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nicholas_yue

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Hi,

I recall this may have been mentioned in the past but not sure what keywords to use to search for such past discussion.

I am traveling with an Australian passport, with all the e-gate happening, there is no physical stamp or paper receipt of when I am outside of Australia. (Yes, I will be keeping my boarding passes and bookings documentation)

If I have to provide proof to e.g. Australian Election Commission, Road Traffic Authority etc that I was physically outside of Australia, who/where do I go to obtain some officially acceptable printout ?

Cheers

henrus

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Member since 23 Oct 2013

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There is a process you can go through to access your passenger movement history.

You need to google "Movement Records Australian Border Force"

Form 1359 is what you're looking for and can be submitted by email in exchange for an extract showing your exact movements in and out of Australia.

Himeno

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Where are you going regularity outside Australia that doesn't stamp passports?

aeries

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Where are you going regularity outside Australia that doesn't stamp passports?

I mean off the top of my head HK doesn’t stamp passports...

Stephen D

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Where are you going regularity outside Australia that doesn't stamp passports?

UK no longer stamps.

Matt_01

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Korea is an other as is Singapore if you have the eIASC stamp in the back.
Last editedby Matt_01 at Jul 24, 2019, 09:49 PM.

patrickk

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Where are you going regularity outside Australia that doesn't stamp passports?

The US didn’t stamp mine last weeresulting in a minor hassle renting a car as they needed proof of not being in the country for more than a year after which a US license is required. Next time I will ask for a stamp and remember to take boarding passes.

Andrew Barkery

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NZ never stamps Aust passports, haven't for a while.
Even when I went through a counter, in 2013, they said no stamping!

aggie57

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Where are you going regularity outside Australia that doesn't stamp passports?

The US didn’t stamp mine last weeresulting in a minor hassle renting a car as they needed proof of not being in the country for more than a year after which a US license is required. Next time I will ask for a stamp and remember to take boarding passes.

For the US you can always get your I-94 history. That gives a complete record of US arrivals and departures. Here’s the link:

Last editedby aggie57 at Jul 25, 2019, 09:47 PM.

gotogate

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If you're an Australian citizen but travel on a British Passport there are no stamps in any EU contry.

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

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Where are you going regularity outside Australia that doesn't stamp passports?

I mean off the top of my head HK doesn’t stamp passports...

The last time I went to HK, they didn't stamp the passport, but gave a detached slip with a stamp on that.
SG has been stamping in, unless you have access to their smartgates, but haven't been stamping out.

When did UK stop stamping AU passports? They stamped mine last Nov.

wannabe_wp

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Where are you going regularity outside Australia that doesn't stamp passports?

I mean off the top of my head HK doesn’t stamp passports...

The last time I went to HK, they didn't stamp the passport, but gave a detached slip with a stamp on that.
SG has been stamping in, unless you have access to their smartgates, but haven't been stamping out.

When did UK stop stamping AU passports? They stamped mine last Nov.

They started this year sometime. You can now use the E-Gate.

OZjames70

Member since 15 Mar 2018

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It used to be the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service was the Australian federal government agency who tracked all comings and goings. I once had to get the printout when someone stole my ID. A passport was not considered evidence, but their report was.


I also had to get a copy for the RMS when they cancelled my license for not voting! I'd advised Federal AEC but not the State Electoral Office and so when I didn't vote due to being overseas, they fined me. Because I'd told the AEC I was away, I didn't pay the fine and then they just up and cancelled my license. The first I knew of this was when I tried to rent a car and got told my license had been suspended.


Australian border interactions are now tracked by the Australian Border Force. There is a form you complete to get an official report of your movements in and out of Australia. They turn requests around quite quickly. My experience is that very few countries now stamp my passport, which is great because they don't run out as often. Especially now we can't get the thick passports any more.


fnorman

Member since 07 May 2016

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The 1359 form to request international movement records asks for passport number and passport country. To get the records for a period of time during which one has held multiple passports covering different periods or from different countries, are we supposed to submit a separate 1359 for each passport number or can is it OK to write in all the different numbers on one form? The form instructions are silent on this.

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