Starting 1st October 2012, Indians who are wishing to travel to Australia will no longer need to have a visa label placed in their passport. Instead, they will receive an electronic visa grant letter the day their visa is granted which will explain all the conditions of their visa.
According to Peter Varghese, the Australian high commissioner to India, label-free visas will not only reduce the expenses but also reduce the processing times as travelers will no longer need to wait to have their passport returned to them by courier.
He also added that this new arrangement will make the process simpler and more secure as chances of potentially manipulated visa labels will be reduced significantly.
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