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ETA paper print out or......

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ETA paper print out or......

I have received my ETA approval via email. Query - will showing immigration the approval email on my smartphone suffice? Or will I have to print it?

I am travelling at the moment and access to a printer is not easy.

FYI I will be in transit at Columbo long lay over so only 15 hours or so in SL

Thanks in advance for any tips.


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1. Re: ETA paper print out or......

Hi Steve,

Well you don't normally even have to show it. They check your passport no etc. in their systems and it should say YES or not. If they can't find, e.g. by mixing up O and 0, then it's safe to have some backup to show them - not necessarily paper as in your case...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: ETA paper print out or......

I have never been asked to show proof of ETA.


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