Now you can request your Australian – International Movement Records online.

It is now possible for you to request your International Movement Records from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) by submitting a request online.

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) keeps an International Movement Record of all of your travel in and out of Australia. 

You can request a copy of your International Movement Record from the DHA at any time.  Since your passport is no longer stamped at the Australian border you may need to apply for a copy of your International Movement Record to show when you departed or arrived in Australia.  Organisations such as superannuation funds, Centrelink and health insurance companies will sometimes request that you provide a copy of your International Movement Records. Previously, to obtain a copy of your Movement Records you needed to complete a Form 1359 – Request for International Movement Records and send it to the DHA.  Now, this process can be completed online on the DHA website.

You can Request your International Movement Records on the DHA Website

On 1 June 2021, the Department of Home Affairs website launched a new online form to streamline the process of requesting International Travel Records.

DHA Request for International Movement Records

This new online form will allow you to request your Travel Movement Records for any time after 1981.   If you require records for travel before January 1981, you will need to contact the ​National Archives of Australia.

To apply for a copy of your own travel records you will need to provide your contact information and a scanned photo ID that is valid.  If you had another name you will need to provide a document such as a marriage certificate, to prove that you have changed your name.

It is also possible to request someone else’s travel records. To do this you will need to provide the signed written consent of that person. If you apply for the travel records of a child (under 18 years of age) you will need to provide proof that you have parental responsibility for the child.

Your Travel Movement Records will provide detailed information about all of your arrivals and departures from Australia.

Within 3-4 weeks of submitting your request, the DHA will send you an official Movement Record that will show:

  • Your departure and arrival dates in and out of Australia for the period of time that you requested;
  • The period of time that you were inside or outside of Australia;
  • The number of movements (arrivals and departures) that are recorded for the period covered by your request;
  • Name, date of birth, gender, country of birth;
  • Your departure and/or arrival dates;
  • Travel document numbers (i.e., the passport number used for travel);
  • Port codes showing the Australian port of arrival or departure;
  • Flight or vessel details, such as flight number; and
  • Visa subclass and expiry date at the time of travel.

Your records do not show any other countries you travelled to or from.  If you need arrival or departure details for another country (not Australia), you will need to contact the relevant authority in that country.

Travel Records are critical to the correct lodgement of an application for Permanent Residence or Citizenship

Without a stamped passport to rely upon, it can be difficult to keep an accurate record of the exact dates that you departed and returned to Australia.  Obtaining a copy of your International Movement Records will provide you with an official record that you can use to determine that you meet the residence requirements before becoming eligible to apply for Australian Permanent Residence or Australian Citizenship.

Contact Us if you need assistance.

Feel free to Contact Us to talk to one of our Registered Migration Agents.  We can assist you to obtain your Movement Records and help you determine your eligibility to apply for Permanent Residence or Australian Citizenship.