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ETA (Electronic Travel Authority)

Service Description

An ETA is equivalent to a visa but there is no stamp or label in your passport and there is no need for you to visit an Australian diplomatic office to submit an application. Applications for ETAs can be submitted through travel agents or airlines.

If you are planning a holiday visit or a short business trip to Australia, you will need to apply for either a visa or an ETA which allows you to spend up to 3 months in Australia.

European passport holders are no longer eligible to use the Australian ETA service and should instead use the eVisitor service.

An ETA is linked to the passport number that is used in the ETA application and the holder must use the same passport to travel to Australia.

All family members travelling to Australia with the ETA holder must have their own visa or ETA, even children who are travelling on the same passport as a parent.

To commence your ETA application, choose the Click to access button below.

Your application will be processed while you are on-line. In most cases, you will be informed of the result of your application before leaving the Internet ETA system. In a small number of cases, your application may require additional processing and you will need to check back in 12 hours to confirm whether your application has been successful.

Who can use this service?

An ETA is designed for people who are outside Australia and want to visit Australia as tourists or for short-stay business purposes.

ETAs are only available to passport holders from a limited number of countries and regions

What is needed to use this service?

Applications must be made from outside Australia. To apply online for an ETA you will need a current valid passport for each traveller and a valid credit card (American Express, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard or Visa), as there is a small charge for this service.

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