Australian ETA (Electronic Travel Authority - Subclass 601) is an electronic authorization that allows citizens of certain countries to travel and enter Australia.
The introduction of the ETA visa has facilitated the process of obtaining a visa for Australia. In fact, travelers from countries eligible for ETA applications can apply directly online without going to embassies or consulates.
This visa is suitable for short stays (3 months) for tourism or business reasons and for transit through Australia to another destination.
The application for the Visa Australia ETA is mandatory and must be submitted only online, with an easy procedure lasting a few minutes. To obtain this entry visa, you will have to meet certain requirements.
ETA to Australia ( subclass 601 ) is an e-Visa dedicated to travelers with citizenship of one of the following countries:
Brunei – Darussalam
Republic of South Korea
United States of America
The ETA visa for Australia is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. It allows its holder to stay in the country for up to 3 months on each visit.
With ETA for australia visa you have the possibility to enter the country several times during the validity period and stay in the Australian territory for up to 90 consecutive days for each stay.
The validity of the visa is also linked to the expiry date of the passport used for the application. If the passport expires before 12 months, ETA also expires.
NB. If you go on a cruise and depart from an Australian port, the time spent on the cruise counts as time spent in Australia
ETA Visa to Australia has two variants, Tourist and Business.
Let's analyze the differences:
With the tourist version of the ETA visa to Australia you can:
With this variant of ETA Visa to Australia you can:
With the ETA Visas To Australia, tourist and business type, will be possible to carry out voluntary activities, if:
IMPORTANT: With Australian ETA visa, you can't work absolutely. For this purpose, you must submit another type of visa to Australia (eg Working Holiday Visa or Student Visa).
We summarize the necessary conditions to be met to apply for an ETA Visa.
You can apply for an ETA Australia (tourist or Business) if:
Do you have a passport appropriate to the request. Depends on the country of citizenship
You travel to Australia as a tourist or for general business
At the time of the request you are outside the australian territory
You are not sick with tuberculosis when you enter Australia
You have no criminal convictions for crimes whose penalty is 12 or more months in prison. If you have had a criminal conviction, you should apply for a Visitor Visa (subclass 600) rather than an ETA Australia. If you arrive with an Australian ETA visa with a criminal conviction charged, you could be refused upon arrival on Australian territory, and sent back.
ETA Visa to Australia is electronically linked to the passport number that you used to complete the application. There will be no physical stamp or label attached to the passport. If you receive approval, the visa specifications and its actual presence will be accessible and viewed by the airline's ground staff at the time of check-in. If the ETA Australia visa does not appear on the terminal at the time of boarding, you will not be allowed to board, and in this case the staff can forward an urgent request with an additional cost. If the passport used for the ETA Australia application changes for any reason before departure, a new Australia ETA visa is required.
If you already have a valid Australian Visa Visitor and apply for another ETA (ex.the first one is about to expire or because an error in filling out the application has been committed), if the second request submitted is approved, it automatically cancels the previous ETA Australia and replaces it.
It is not possible to extend the validity of the ETA visa.
If you are in Australian territory and need to stay in Australia beyond three months, you should know that the duration of the ETA Visa (subclass 601) cannot be extended. In this case a Visitor Visa (subclass 600) must be applied for. It can be requested at even if you are in Australian territory.
If you have ordinary Australia visa, before applying for the ETA visa, we recommend that you contact us or contact your nearest immigration office.
The new ETA application will replace the ordinary visa. In this case ETA could have less favorable conditions than the previous one.
Every person traveling to Australia needs an entry visa. If you are traveling with your family, each member must apply for an ETA visa prior to departure.
The visa is also mandatory for children under 18 and infants.
On our site You can submit your online visa application for Australia ETA in a simple and quick way, filling in the form.
In the application form, you must enter all the necessary information, indicate if you are requesting a tourist visa or business, personal information, passport data and address of residence (which must be strictly outside of australian territory )and finally to answer questions concerning the criminal record. We recommend that you enter the data that correspond to the reality and try not to make mistakes.
Providing false data is a crime. You can be criminally denounced
Now we list the various steps to submit the Visa ETA request :
The online request is made by completing the specific ETA Australia form
You have to fill out a single application ETA for each member of the family (including children) or for each person of the group with which you travel
Once the application is complete you will receive an e-mail with the details of the request.
Wait up!! The result of the request will be sent by e-mail (make sure you have written the address correctly). 75% of the requests are processed in a few hours, while for the remaining part it is necessary to wait up to a maximum of 3 working days. For the remainder, the final decision can arrive even after 3-5 working days. Australian authorities in some cases require additional information, such as bank statements, business documents, bank statements, photos and so on. In this case our staff will inform you promptly.
If your ETA Australia visa is approved, you will receive in your mail box, a letter with the subject line "ETA-eVisitor Document" in which are indicated all the conditions of the ETA Australia and attached a PDF document of the approved visa .
In some cases the ETA request is not accepted and the visa refused.In this case you will receive an email with the reasons for the refusal.The only chance you have left to get a travel visa for Australia is to go to the nearest Australian consulate or embassy
Important: To avoid problems, due to delays in the granting of the visa Australia, it is always good apply at least 72 hours prior to departure.The e-Visa for Australia must be put on top of the list for organizing the trip.
Australia-ETA.com is intended to help individuals and legal entities in their administrative travel paperwork to enter in Australia. This wesbite is not affiliated with the Australian Government website. Our help and assistance is offered at a price 39€ for European people and for citizen passport holders from Brunei - Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea - Rep of (South), United States. Your request for the ETA Australia Visa can be forwarded directly through the official website of the Australian Embassy at a lower price, but in this case you will not receive our help and assistance.