- Departure Card
Departure Card is a legal document used by a country's immigration authorities to provide passenger identification and an effective record of a person’s entry to and departure from a country. [ [http://www.immi.gov.au/managing-australias-borders/border-security/travel/passenger-cards/index.htm Passenger Cards - Travelling to Australia - Border Security ] ] It also serves as a declaration in relation to health and character requirements for non-citizens entering a particular country. [ [http://www2.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/quest/sddquest.nsf/12df43879eb9b25e4c256809001ee0fe/9226dae2ca1cf9564c2569650002caeb?OpenDocument New Zealand Passenger Departure Card - Questionnaires and Forms - Statistics New Zealand ] ]
Departure Cards are also known as Outgoing Passenger Cards and Embarkation Cards.
Information on the Card itself
Typically the information on the Departure card includes
* Full name
* Passport Number
* Flight number or name of aircraft, ship or vehicle
* Purpose of trip: vacation, education/study, visiting relatives/families, business, diplomatic
* Duration of Stay
* Destination (next stop of disembarkation)
* Address in country
Travelers are also required to sign, date and declare the information is true, correct and complete.
Passengers on international flights required to fill in departure cards need a valid boarding pass and Passport to proceed through immigration checkpoints.
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