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Old Dec 26th 2010, 4:03 am
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It is true that I can enter Australia with my visa once it is granted?
Anything like "cooling period" before initial entry?

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Old Dec 26th 2010, 4:25 am
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"Is it true you can enter Australia with your visa once it is granted?"



Err no. Once you get a visa to Australia, you may not enter Australia in any circumstances.

Seriously, what on earth do you mean? Your question does not make any sense.
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Originally Posted by yamaha777 View Post
It is true that I can enter Australia with my visa once it is granted?
Anything like "cooling period" before initial entry?

Thanks a lot!!!
Yes, as soon as you get your visa you can travel there to validate it. Nothing to wait for. But you do have to be there before the initial entry date that will be displayed on your visa and visa grant letter
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Yes, as soon as you get your visa you can travel there to validate it. Nothing to wait for. But you do have to be there before the initial entry date that will be displayed on your visa and visa grant letter
I saw ppl saying there is an initial entry date, but I wonder if it means I have to wait till that day to use my visa to enter australia. Glad it is the opposite. Thanks wendy!
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I saw ppl saying there is an initial entry date, but I wonder if it means I have to wait till that day to use my visa to enter australia. Glad it is the opposite. Thanks wendy!
Initial entry date is only important for things like loading on private health insurance (if you're over 30 then it costs extra but as a new migrant you have 12 months from arriving to take it out without penalty), or the date you will be eligible for Citizenship. Thing like that.
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Initial entry date is only important for things like loading on private health insurance (if you're over 30 then it costs extra but as a new migrant you have 12 months from arriving to take it out without penalty), or the date you will be eligible for Citizenship. Thing like that.

No points for you, I'm afraid
Only purpose of initial entry date in grant letter is to specify by which date visa holder has to enter the country, and it is usually within one year of medical or police clearance, which ever occurred last.
One has to enter Oz not necessarily to settle, but at least for holiday, to 'activate' visa.
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No points for you, I'm afraid
Only purpose of initial entry date in grant letter is to specify by which date visa holder has to enter the country, and it is usually within one year of medical or police clearance, which ever occurred last.
One has to enter Oz not necessarily to settle, but at least for holiday, to 'activate' visa.
I think it is which ever occurred FIRST
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No points for you, I'm afraid
Only purpose of initial entry date in grant letter is to specify by which date visa holder has to enter the country, and it is usually within one year of medical or police clearance, which ever occurred last.
One has to enter Oz not necessarily to settle, but at least for holiday, to 'activate' visa.
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Yes, as soon as you get your visa you can travel there to validate it. Nothing to wait for. But you do have to be there before the initial entry date that will be displayed on your visa and visa grant letter
Erm, that's what I said

I didn't go into great detail I know but I answered the question that was asked.
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Erm, that's what I said

I didn't go into great detail I know but I answered the question that was asked.

Thank you very much for all the answers from you guys !!!!
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I think it is which ever occurred FIRST
It is, its the older date that is used.
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I'm planning to go for a one week holiday early February just to validate my visa; but I'm not quite sure about the validation procedure. Are they going to issue any document to confirm my permanent residency starting date or is it gonna be just the stamp on my passport?
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I'm planning to go for a one week holiday early February just to validate my visa; but I'm not quite sure about the validation procedure. Are they going to issue any document to confirm my permanent residency starting date or is it gonna be just the stamp on my passport?
You will get a stamp in your passport when you go through Immigration. thats all you ever get
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Thank you Pollyana
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Initial entry date is only important for things like loading on private health insurance (if you're over 30 then it costs extra but as a new migrant you have 12 months from arriving to take it out without penalty), or the date you will be eligible for Citizenship. Thing like that.
Initial entry date doesn't affect health insurance loading as that is triggered by first date of residency so you can validate with a holiday then not return for 4 years and your date for private health loading will be the date you arrived to live and became eligible for medicare (4 years after the inital entry date in this case)
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