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Visiting in Australia
Australian Tourist Visa – ETA
The Electronic Travel Authority for Australian Tourist Visas is the most advanced and streamlined visa authorisation system in the world. The ETA replaces visa labels or stamps and removes the need for application forms.
The Australian ETA is an electronically stored authorisation for travel to Australia, meaning you don’t need paper documentation or a stamp in your passport.
What is the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)?
The Electronic Travel Authority (or ETA) is the name given to the most commonly used AustralianTourist Visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 3 months on each arrival within 12 months from the date the visa was granted.
The ETA differs from traditional visas in that there are no application forms to fill in and no visa label or stamp in the passport.
The ETA is available to passport holders from Australian Government specified countries and regions. To apply for an ETA (Visitor), you must be outside Australia and hold a passport issued by an ETA-eligible country or region
You must apply for your ETA with the passport and passport number you will be travelling to Australia with; the visa is linked to this number. If your passport is lost/stolen or replaced before you travel to Australia, you will be required to re-apply for an ETA visa.
How to Apply for an Instant ETA Tourist Visa
Complete the Online Application. Enter travel information and passport details for each traveller. After payment, your application is processed instantly and linked to your passport number. Your ETA status is confirmed by email within a few minutes.
What are the conditions of the ETA?
Visitors to Australia must be willing and able to abide by the visa validity and conditions while in Australia. If you do not abide by these conditions, your visa may be cancelled or you may be subject to other penalties.
You must not work whilst in Australia. Limited volunteer work may be acceptable; You must not engage in any studies or training for more than three months; If you are at least 11 years of age and you intend to study in a class-room environment for a period greater than 4 weeks, you may be required to pass a chest x-ray examination before commencing your studies; You must be free from tuberculosis at the time of travel to, and entry into, Australia; The holder must depart within the validity of the Visitor Visa (ETA); AND If arriving on an ETA with criminal convictions, you could be refused entry into Australia. Note: If you have had any criminal convictions in any country, you may wish to consider applying for a Tourist visa (subclass 676), rather than an ETA.