Australian Visa (ETA) Information, Rules, & Frequently Asked Questions
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An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required for people who are outside Australia and want to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes. It is required for many nationalities around the world.
An ETA allows multiple trips into Australia, so long as the maximum stay on any given visit is less than 3 months, or 90 days. If you leave for another country, then you may return to Australia as long as your ETA and passport are still valid. However, It is up to immigration officials to determine if you are trying to "cheat" the system, so we recommend contacting an embassy if you are concerned with returning too soon. A general guideline is you need to be out of the country for 3+ weeks before returning.
You must not have any criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (whether served or not) are for a total period of 12 months duration or more, at the time of travel to, and entry into, Australia.
No. You must visit an Australian consulate or embassy to see about obtaining a visa which allows employment in Australia.
You will need to apply for a visa which allows for a longer stay (6-12 months) from your nearest Australian migrant office.
A Tourist Visa (subclass 676) may be a good alternative if you plan on staying longer than 90 days in the country, but you will have to pay a much higher premium for those rights.
If you think it's unlikely that you will stay in the country longer than 3 months, then you can also start with an ETA, then apply for a Tourist Visa (subclass 676 extension) and extend your stay while in Australia. Just keep in mind that pricing and rules are always changing.
Airlines, travel agents, cruise companies, and immigration officials all have similar systems which allow them to run an inquiry on your visa status.
Once you are approved on our end, you will be entered in to the immigration system tied to the passport in which you applied with. The airline or cruise company will simply pull up your visa status while checking-in to see that you have are currently approved.
An ETA is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia. ETA information is accessible by airlines, travel agents and Australian border agencies. It's required that you obtain an ETA if you intend to travel to Australia.
The great news is you do not need to visit a departmental office to submit an application and you will not need a stamp or label in your passport. An ETA replaces the need for a traditional paper visa.
Note: An ETA is linked to the passport being used while applying, so you must travel to Australia with the same passport as the one you apply at EasyETA with on your application.
On occasion, some people are not approved to enter Australia and they must contact an Australian embassy. For those who wait to apply for a visa until the last minute or at the airport, those not approved could run in to trouble and be denied boarding by the airline.
To avoid the hassle of missing your flight, it's recommend you purchase your visa in advance through EasyETA, so that you can rest assured that your visa status will be approved. If by chance it is not, we will give you your money back and tell you your best course of action.
We typically have visas processed and approved and confirmations sent out within a few hours. Depending on the time zone, time of day, and when the passport information was submitted, it can take up to, but no longer than, 24 hours.
Deciding which visa you need to visit Australia depends on how long you will be visiting the country and whether or not you plan on working. If you plan on working in the country, then you will need to either contact an Australiain embassy or an agency that specifically handles work visas.
If you are visiting Australia for tourism, and your trip is 3 months or less, a tourist subclass 601 visa is your best option.
If you intend on visiting for basic non-working business needs then you are required to purchase a subclass 601 business visa.
If you passport is about to expire (within 6 months), you should check with an Australian embassy to see if you are still allowed to visit the country. Your best and only option may be to obtain a new passport.
An ETA is valid for 12 months from the date it is granted or the expiry date of your passport, whichever comes first.
NOTE: You will need to apply for a new Australian Visa if your passport expires and you are issued a new passport.
No. You do not need to arrange your transportation into the country before applying for an ETA. Whether you are traveling by boat or plane, it's okay to apply for your ETA anytime before or after your confirmed ticket.
1) Valid passport from an eligible country
2) A valid credit or debit card (all major brands accepted)
3) Have no major unlawful convictions where the jail time was > 12 months.
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