An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) provides authorization to travel to and enter Australia and is electronically linked to your passport. It is for short terms stays for either tourism or business visitor activities.
To apply for an ETA online you must be outside Australia, and hold a passport one of the ETA eligible countries prior to arriving in Australia. The details you provide in you online ETA application need to be exactly the same as they appear in your passport and you must use the same passport that is linked to your online ETA application when you travel.
No. Eligible passport holders of all ages can apply for an ETA.
|VISITOR / TOURIST ETA||VISITOR / BUSINESS ETA|
|Tourist visa||Business short visa|
|Multiple entries for up to one year||Multiple entries for up to one year|
|Stay up to three (3) months for each visit||Stay up to three (3) months for each visit|
|Tourist activities only||Business needs|
|Applicant should be outside Australia||Applicant should be outside Australia|
|A passport holder of a ETA eligible country||A passport holder of a ETA eligible country|
|TOURIST VISITOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE||BUSINESS VISITOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE|
|Holidays||General business or employment enquiries|
|Recreation||Investigating, negotiating, signing or reviewing business contracts and deals|
|Visiting family and friends||Conferences, trade fairs, seminars|
|DO NOT INCLUDE||DO NOT INCLUDE|
|Long term studies||Long term studies|
An ETA will allow you to stay in Australia for a maximum of three (3) months for each visit.
You can enter Australia as many times as you want during a twelve (12) month period from the date the ETA is granted or until the expiry date of your passport, whichever is earlier.
If you have one or more criminal convictions where the total sentence (served or not), is less than twelve (12) months, you may still obtain an ETA. If your combined sentence(s) are twelve (12) months or more, you should make a paper based application to you countries nearest Australia Embassy.
No. You do not need to arrange any air ticket or hotel booking before apply for an ETA
Yes. Children of all ages must make separate ETA application. Even if your children travel on your passport, they will need an individual ETA application.
Yes, anytime a new passport is issue to you, whether your passport was lost, stolen or expired, a new ETA needs to be issued
It is not required to print out the confirmation that we email to you, but it can certainly help the airlines find your ETA in the immigration system faster upon check-in at the airport.
Applicants can apply for this visa from 23 March 2013.
This visa is for those who hold eligible passports who intend to visit Australia for:
No. Each family member travelling with you to Australia will need a separate ETA.
Choosing which visa you have to visit Australia relies on upon to what extent you will be going to the nation and whether you anticipate working. On the off chance that you anticipate working in the nation, then you will need to either contact an Australian Embassy/Immigration or an organisation that particularly handles work visas.
On the off chance that you are going to Australia for tourism and your outing is 3 months or less, a vacationer subclass 601 visa (ETA) is your best choice.
On the off chance that you plan on going to for essential non-meeting expectations business needs then you are obliged to buy a subclass 601 business ETA visa.
Your ETA lets you:
Business visitor activities include:
No. ETA is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia and is linked electronically to your passport. It can be seen by staff at airlines, travel agencies and Australian border agencies
Yes. The Australian government does not restrict entry on passports with less than 6 months validity. However, we recommend that your intended departure date is within the validity of your passport.
No. Your ETA is linked to the passport number you used in your application and thus if you have obtained a new passport, you must apply for a new ETA.
If you wish to stay in Australia for longer period, you should apply another type of visa, such as a Visitor visa (Subclass 600) before your current ETA expires.
No. ETA does not permit you to work in Australia. In case you wish to work in Australia you may visit the Australian consulate or the embassy to learn about the procedure to obtain a visa that facilitates one to work in Australia.
Once you receive the confirmation mail of ETA approval, all your name and passport information will be active and valid in the ETA immigration system. Airlines, travel agents, cruise companies and immigration officials have similar system to verify your visa status. Your passport will be swiped at check-in, electronically verifying visa status in ETA system.