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Australia ETA: Application and Requirements

Are you planning to enter Australia for tourism? If so, you'll need to obtain permission to enter the country. One of the most popular ways to do this is by obtaining an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).

The Australian ETA is a simple and quick way to get permission to enter Australia for tourism, business, or to visit family and friends. We'll guide you through the application process and highlight the requirements for obtaining an Australian ETA.

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To be eligible for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), you must present certain requirements to the Australian government. It is important to have a valid passport from an eligible country, a genuine reason to visit Australia, good health and character, enough financial support, and a return ticket.

Keep reading to find out how to apply for your Australian ETA with us.

How to apply for an Australia ETA with us

  • First, you'll need to fill out the online form on the iVisa application page with personal and passport information. Some other travel documents may also be required, but we will contact you if that is the case.

  • Second, we'll ask you to double-check the information to ensure everything is correct. If everything looks good, you can move forward to select how soon you want to receive your visa.

  • Third, you pay for our visa services with your debit or credit card and submit the application.

Once you have finished the application form, we will send you a confirmation email with your iVisa login details. You can sit back and relax while your ETA is in process. Once ready, you will receive an email with the electronic document attached in the time frame you chose.

You can also apply directly with the Australian government.

What are the Australian ETA requirements?

To be eligible for an Australian ETA, you must meet the specific travel document requirements.

  • Have an eligible passport: Only certain passport holders can apply for the Australian ETA. Click on the link provided to see the list of eligible nations.

  • Be a genuine visitor: You must be a genuine visitor and plan a temporary stay in Australia while obeying the conditions and stay period attached to your visa.

  • Meet Australia's health requirements: You must meet Australia's health requirements, which generally involve presenting a health examination that proves your eligibility. A Medical Officer of the Commonwealth will assess your health examination.

  • Meet Australia's character requirements: You must meet Australia's character requirements, which involve presenting a valid criminal record certificate, answering questions truthfully and accurately, providing additional information if requested, and completing a Form 80 Personal Particulars for Character Assessment, a character statutory declaration, and a military certificate if applicable.

  • Pay any outstanding debt in Australia: Before you can apply for your Australian ETA or travel to Australia, you must pay any outstanding debt that you or your family members have in Australia.

Do all family members require individual Australian ETAs?

Correct, it's necessary for each family member to apply for their own Australian ETA individually. They cannot be included in a single ETA application. So, if your family members are joining you on your trip to Australia, they must each apply for their own Australian ETA and submit a separate application.

Minors applying for an Australian ETA

Minors can apply for an ETA for Australia, but they must meet the same eligibility requirements as adult applicants. Additionally, they must have the consent of their parent or legal guardian to travel to Australia.

It's important to note that if a minor is traveling with only one parent or legal guardian, they must have a written consent form signed by the other parent or legal guardian. If the other parent is deceased or unable to provide consent, supporting documentation must be provided.

What is an ETA?

An ETA (subclass 601) is an Electronic Travel Authorization that allows eligible passport holders to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes for a stay of up to 90 days Per Entry.

The Australian ETA is an electronic document that is linked to the traveler's passport and eliminates the need for a physical visa sticker or stamp.

The eligible countries citizens can apply for an ETA online, making it a quick and convenient option for those planning to visit Australia for a short period. However, it's essential to note that an ETA doesn't allow you to work in Australia, and if you're planning to work, you'll need to apply for a different visa type.

Who needs an Australia ETA?

If you are planning to travel to Australia for tourism or business, the Australian government allows some countries to get an ETA to enter the country without having to obtain a valid visa. Here are the eligible countries to apply for an Australian ETA:

Keep in mind that you can use our Visa checker tool to determine if you are eligible to apply for the Australian ETA with us.

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong(SAR), Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland Taiwan, United Kingdom – British Citizen, United Kingdom – British National (Overseas), United States of America, Vatican City.

It is important to have a valid passport from an eligible country, otherwise you may need to apply for an Australian Visitor Visa or the eVisitor visa, both available on our platform.

How long can I stay in Australia with the ETA?

The ETA allows you to enter Australia multiple times within a 12-month period, as long as each visit is no longer than 3 months.

ETA application process and travel preparation: what to expect?

If your ETA application is approved, you'll receive a notification via email, which will include your ETA reference number. You don't need to print your ETA, as it's linked electronically to your passport, but it's a good idea to keep a copy of the approval email with you when you travel.

Before traveling to Australia, make sure you have the following documents:

  • A valid passport: Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay in Australia.

  • A valid ETA: As mentioned earlier, you won't receive a physical ETA. Instead, it's electronically linked to your passport.

  • A return ticket: You must have a return ticket or an onward ticket to leave Australia.

  • Sufficient funds: You must have enough money to support yourself during your stay in Australia.

  • Health insurance: It's highly recommended that you have health insurance to cover any medical expenses while you're in Australia.

  • Other travel documents: Depending on your circumstances, you may need other travel documents, such as a letter of invitation or a visa.

Once you arrive in Australia, you'll need to pass through immigration and customs. At immigration, you'll be asked to present your passport and ETA reference number. You may also be asked about the purpose of your visit, where you'll be staying, and how long you plan to stay in Australia. Be honest and straightforward with your answers.

After passing through immigration, you'll need to collect your luggage and proceed through customs. Australia has strict regulations on what you can and can't bring into the country, so make sure you declare any items you're unsure about.

FAQs about Australian ETA

  • Do I need to print out my ETA? No, you don't need to print out your ETA. It's electronically linked to your passport, so you just need to present your passport to immigration officials upon arrival in Australia.

  • Can I work in Australia with an ETA? No, you can't work in Australia with an ETA. It's only for tourism, business, or visiting purposes. If you want to work in Australia, you'll need to apply for a different type of visa.

  • Can I study in Australia with an ETA? No, you can't study in Australia with an ETA. If you want to study in Australia, you'll need to apply for a student visa.

  • Can I apply for an ETA while I'm in Australia? No, you can't apply for an ETA while you're in Australia. You must be outside of Australia when you apply for an ETA.

  • Can I extend my ETA while I'm in Australia? No, you can't extend your ETA while you're in Australia. If you want to stay longer than three months, you'll need to apply for a different type of visa.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

If you have any questions about the Australia ETA or other online applications, please contact our 24/7 customer service team via online chat or WhatsApp.

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