Help adding overseas vaccinations
Get help adding your overseas COVID-19 vaccinations to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
If you’ve received an approved vaccine while overseas, you can have it recorded on the AIR when you return to Australia. It will then appear on all of the following:
- your COVID-19 digital certificate
- your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
- your immunisation history statement.
You can ask a recognised vaccination provider in Australia to record your overseas vaccinations on the AIR, if both of these apply:
- the vaccine is approved for use in Australia
- you received it on or after the date it was approved.
You’ll need documents translated in English that show what vaccinations you’ve had.
If you’ve received mixed doses overseas of approved vaccines, you can also have these recorded to the AIR.
Once they’ve been added, you’ll be able to get your proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.
If you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine overseas that isn’t approved for use in Australia, it can’t be added to the AIR.
Find out more about how to add immunisations you’ve had overseas to the AIR.
If you’re planning to request an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
When your vaccination provider in Australia records your overseas vaccinations on the AIR, they must include a country code and enter your batch number correctly.
If your record of COVID-19 vaccinations doesn’t have a country code, you may not be able to get an international certificate.
You may also need a batch number on your international certificate to enter some countries.
If these details are incorrect, you need to ask your vaccination provider to update them on the AIR.
If you’re planning to travel overseas, find out how to request an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate as proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations.
Page last updated: 22 October 2021
This information was printed 14 October 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/getting-help-during-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/how-get-help-proof/help-adding-overseas-vaccinations. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.