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I read in another thread that some people had done an extension and not been given a sticker just a receipt, just happened to me (and yes I was told to keep the receipt). I’m heading back to Oz again in a couple of weeks so I guess I’ll need to show the extension receipt when I leave so I don’t get fined for overstaying.

What I’m not clear about is when I come back again?

Maybe I need to keep it for next trip?  Maybe as long as I have this passport?

Any one had to go in or out with no sticker and just a receipt yet?

 

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Worst case you will get 30 days on entry.

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1 hour ago, GeoffH said:

I read in another thread that some people had done an extension and not been given a sticker just a receipt, just happened to me (and yes I was told to keep the receipt). I’m heading back to Oz again in a couple of weeks so I guess I’ll need to show the extension receipt when I leave so I don’t get fined for overstaying.

What I’m not clear about is when I come back again?

Maybe I need to keep it for next trip?  Maybe as long as I have this passport?

Any one had to go in or out with no sticker and just a receipt yet?

 

Hi Geoff, the same as you, I went for my first 2 months extension, they gave me a receipt stapled into my passport along with the previous 1 month receipt/visa ( new passport, last time had 3years of stickers.)

What bothers me, is your passport is a legal document, should they be using staples, also I have heard some countries refuse you entry if you have any rips or tears in your passport as 2 recent cases in Bali showed.

I suppose if you leave they will be only be using the receipt/visa the same as an exit visa, when you return you just start the process all over again and the I could be completely wrong on all counts.

MFIT P.I.

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They did not staple mine, good thing probably because I don’t think it would go into the e-passport scanner at Melbourne airport if they did.  I just have a loose receipt.  

 

One time I came into Manila the immigration officer wrote the wrong date (and I didn’t notice)  when I went out I got a LOT of questions and had to provide copies of plane tickets before they let me through.  

 

I’d rather avoid a similar experience coming back in again to not have to face issues due to questions about dates not matching.

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One thing I learned to do is make a copy of important receipts because the printing fades very fast here. It doesn't automatically solve a problem to make a copy but it can help. 

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11 hours ago, RubberChicken said:

One thing I learned to do is make a copy of important receipts because the printing fades very fast here. It doesn't automatically solve a problem to make a copy but it can help. 

I also do this and then send them in an email to myself so I can access again in the future.

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I also just got a receipt and no sticker on a 6 month extension.  Good advice to take a picture of the receipt and email it to yourself.  Thanks for the tip

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On 2/9/2019 at 8:33 PM, RubberChicken said:

One thing I learned to do is make a copy of important receipts because the printing fades very fast here. It doesn't automatically solve a problem to make a copy but it can help. 

This is great advice - I have now taken to writing the balance on the ATM receipts for a bank account I only use once every 2 months or so as it fades so quickly!  

I add an extra zero as well to help! :tongue:

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6 hours ago, Kent Thomas said:

I also just got a receipt and no sticker on a 6 month extension.  Good advice to take a picture of the receipt and email it to yourself.  Thanks for the tip

There have been no stickers for months on any extension no matter what length.

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I'm only just back from six weeks over there, no stickers, no extension requirements, on nothing. :whatever:

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