Electronic Travel Authority visa

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An ETA is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia. The Individual must be outside Australia when they apply and when the ETA is decided.

Features

This visa grants permission to enter Australia:

  • To visit or for business visitor purposes
  • As many times, as the individual wants, for up to a year
  • And stay up to three months for each visit.

Eligibility

An individual may be granted an Electronic Travel Authority if they are:

  • Outside Australia
  • A passport holder of a certain country.

An Electronic Travel Authority allows for:

An ETA allows a person to enter Australia for up to three months at a time as a tourist or for business visitor purposes. The person is also permitted to study in Australia for up to 3 months under circumstances.

Business visitor activities include:

  • Making general business or employment enquiries
  • Investigating, negotiating, signing or reviewing a business contract
  • Activities carried out as part of an official government-to-government visit
  • Participating in conferences, trade fairs or seminars, if the individual is not being paid by the organisers for their participation.

If the person wants to stay longer in Australia, they should apply for another type of visa, such as a Visitor visa

Who could get this visa:

An individual might be granted an ETA if:

  • They are travelling to Australia as a tourist or for business visitor purposes
  • They hold an eligible passport.

Reason for stay:

An Individual can apply if they are travelling to Australia as a tourist or for business purposes.

Tourist activities include holidays, recreation or seeing family and friends.

Business visitor activities include:

  • Making general business or employment enquiries
  • Investigating, negotiating, signing or reviewing a business contract
  • Activities carried out as part of an official government-to-government visit
  • Participating in conferences, trade fairs or seminars, as long as they are not being paid by the organisers for their participation.

Business activities do not include short-term work. If an individual wants to work in Australia, they should apply for a Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa.

Eligible passports:

To apply, an individual must hold a passport issued by one of the countries or regions listed below. If they hold a non-citizen passport or other travel document, such as a Certificate of Identity, they are not eligible to apply for an ETA.

Eligible passports are issued by:

Andora Germany Luxembourg Spain
Austria Greece Malaysia Sweden
Belgium Hong Kong (SAR of China) Monaco Switzerland
Brunei Iceland Norway Taiwan*
Canada Ireland Portugal The Netherlands
Denmark Italy Republic of San Marino United Kingdom
Finland Japan Singapore United States Of America
France Liechtenstein South Korea Vatican City

*must not purport to be an official or diplomatic passport

For more information and eligibility requirement please Contact us or complete the Assessment Form and email us.