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How to activate the 189 visa


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Hi All


Our family of 4 are landing in Sydney in two weeks time to activate the 189 visas.


Is there anything we need to know here? Or is it as simple as landing and presenting a printed copy of the visa grant letters to the passport control agents?



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Congratulations on your visa. 


Yes, activating your SC189 visas is as simple as presenting your passport and proceeding through border control and into Australia. 

You do not require a copy of your visa grant letter, however, I usually would recommend taking it just in case.  Your visa is linked to your passport so you will just need to show your passport and the border control officer will check that and their system should show them detail of your visa.  Hence needing to update the department with a new passport so it can be linked.


Have a great visit.

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Great, thank you very much - sounds like a very simple process!

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