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Visa 309 - Form 80 - How exhaustive do international travel details need to be?

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Hello all,

I'm currently going through the joy of filling out form 80 and had a bit of a shock when I cam to Part E – International travel / movements.

It states the following:

Have you travelled to any country other than Australia in the last 10 years?
• work or study outside your usual country of residence
• holiday/leisure trips
• business
• military deployment
• visits back to your own country

I did a quick inventory of just the past 6 months and arrived at 15 different overseas trips I need to document here (I travel quite a lot for work). The last 10 years is going to be challenging to archive and will represent a LOT of travel.

As such, I was wondering if anyone with prior experience had any insights on the following questions:

  1. They offer a table with 5 lines only. Even using "Part T – Additional information", I will never have nearly enough room. Can I upload an Excel spreadsheet when submitting online? Or can I had extra sheets as an appendix? Any method you might suggest?
  2. I keep all my passports so can document any trip that left a stamp. Furthermore I can hunt down in my emails all flight confirmations and also Eurostar trains between Paris and London that I used to take a lot. My question is how exhaustive does this have to be? If you travel from France to Belgium on a regular basis, this will not appear on your passport and you won't even be stopped. Is it expected that all such trips be diligently documented?

This requirement seems understandable in a country where you have to spend many hours on a plane to go abroad, but in other parts of the world, where you can cross borders weekly without even thinking about it, documenting every instance over 10 years seems quite daunting and unrealistic.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!



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So, document all your trips as they ask, date in, date out, country, purpose etc, and attach that as an appendix. If you are unsure of a date, just make it clear that your not 100% sure.

They two key criteria are;

  1. Leave nothing out, even if the dates are sketchy
  2. Try to get any dates in/out of Australia as accurate as possible as this is checked automatically.

Flights to a destination, via another country are confusing I agree.  The rule is:  If you stayed in the airport  (International Transit Area) and never passed through Immigration, then you dont need to declare that stop, as you were never officially in that country until you pass Immigration.




Makes me sick, in the fact that I must include a disclaimer. All opinions, advice and comments expressed by me are of my own personal opinion, and not that of a Immigration Agent, Lawyer, or related professional. They are given in the spirit intended, as an independant contributor, to a public forum. No implied, or expressed guarantee or undertaking as to accuracy or relevance is given.


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Thanks so much AussieDude.

I spent all weekend on it, combing through 10 years' worth of hotel, flight and train confirmations in my email inbox and using passport stamps and also checking business and personal calendars for all international engagements. Got to to 150 trips with exact dates. I guess I can't be sure that's absolutely exhaustive, but I literally don't know of any other way to flag down anything that might have slipped through the net.

I think that should work.

Thanks again for your help!

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Hi I am writing to ask about form 80. I am applying for PMV. However, there are some parts in form that I get confused. Part H ask about PROPOSED TRAVEL OR FURTHER STAY. 

Q21: Are you currently in Australia? Obviously the answer is NO

Q22: PROPOSED TRAVEL PART: Why are you travelling to Australia? Include any relevant dates or events. How to answer this?

Q23: Do you have any proposed or booked travel dates for your journey to Australia? YES or NO?

Q24: Are you applying for a temporary visa? Obviously YES but it asks me to give details of proposed final departure from Australia and flight number. What does it mean?


All of the above questions don't make sense to me. Could you please help me? I would really appreciate it.

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