ETA Australia information

The Australian travel authorization permits eligible foreign nationals to enter the territory of Australia numerous times during its validity period.

An electronic visa was implemented by Australian authorities in 2008 to simplify the application procedure for people travelling for tourism and business purposes.

The application process is entirely online and can be completed in several steps. An applicant just needs to fill out the form and cover the processing fees. The approved eVisa is delivered directly to the applicant’s email address.

The Australian ETA is electronically connected to the applicant’s passport. One just should save it on the device and be ready for border control.

How to apply for an Australian visa online

The ETA application process is rather simple. Before applying, you should research all the needed information and gather the necessary documents. You may need a translation of your documents into English if the originals are in another language.

  • Fill out the form by providing accurate information
  • Double-check the correctness of the data provided.
  • Pay the service fees. You may use any of the available options – PayPal, PayU, or debit/credit card.
  • Wait for the decision. The ETA will come as a PDF document to your email address. Keep a copy of our decision with you when in Australia.

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Australia visa types

eVisitor visa

The eVisitor is an electronic visa for Europeans to travel to Australia that stays valid for one year. It can be used for numerous tourism and business trips provided that each trip won’t exceed three months.

Check the full list of eligible countries to know if you can apply for this travel permit.

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)

The ETA is an electronic travel authorization for citizens of eligible countries. Australian ETA allows its holders to enter Australia multiple times during a 12-month effectiveness period.

The ETA enables travellers to come to the country for tourism- and business-related purposes and stay for up to three months at a time.

Regular visa

Those travellers whose nationality is eligible neither for an eVisitor, nor for an ETA, must attend an embassy or consulate in person and apply for a regular visa.

This type of visa assumes a standard application process.

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Requirements and required documents for an Australian visa

To obtain an Australian eVisa, you don’t need to gather a lot of documentation which may be the case for other visas. It requires one document – a passport from an eligible country.

The passport must stay valid for a minimum of 6 months from the planned day of arrival in Australia. Note that ETA is digitally connected to the applicant’s passport, so if it expires, an electronic visa becomes invalid as well.

Eligible countries to apply for an ETA

Here you can see the list of countries whose citizens can apply:

for Australian an ETA:

  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • the United States

for an Australian eVisitor:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong (SAR of China)
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • the Republic of San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan (excluding official or diplomatic passports)
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom—British Citizen
  • United Kingdom—British National (Overseas)
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City

Processing time and validity period of an electronic visa

The processing time depends on many factors: the accuracy of data provided, the time when the application was submitted, the number of applications to be processed, and how long it takes to reach out to you in case of additional information needed.

The Australian ETA is valid for 12 months from the date of issuance. During the validity period, you can visit the country as many times as you want. However, you can stay only for up to 90 days at a time.

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Benefits of applying for a visa to Australia online

If you have the ability to apply for a visa to Australia online, you are very lucky, as it is indeed beneficial:

  • you don’t need to change your plans so that you can attend an embassy; the application can be completed entirely online from any place with an internet connection;
  • the application process is straightforward and doesn’t require much paperwork;
  • you can apply for an Australian ETA within several minutes instead of spending hours in embassy queues, so it really saves your time;
  • applying for a visa online is absolutely stress-free, as you don’t have to attend an interview and worry about the questions you may be asked;
  • our support team is ready to help you at any step of the application process, and you can be sure that your concerns will be met with deep understanding and professionalism.


What is ETA for Australia?

ETA for Australia is electronic travel authorisation that permits holders of eligible passports to travel to Australia for tourist and business purposes. ETA holders can have numerous 3-months trips within 12 months from ETA’s issuance.

Do I need an ETA to go to Australia?

People who can’t enjoy visa-free access, need to obtain a visa before entering Australia. Depending on your nationality, you may be eligible for ETA, eVisitor, or a regular visa. Check the list of countries to know which permit is required for your passport.

How long does ETA approval take?

The processing usually doesn’t take more than a few days. Anyway, be ready to wait longer and don’t apply last minute. If you provide accurate information on the application form,
you will increase your chances of speedy approval.

Which countries need ETA for Australia?

Citizens of European countries need an eVisitor, while passport holders of the United States, Canada, Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea must obtain an ETA to Australia.

How do I get a visa for Australia?

If you are eligible for an electronic visa, you can easily apply online on our website by filling out a short form and covering the service fee. If your country is not eligible for online application, you’ll need to come to the nearest embassy to obtain a regular visa.

Is a visa available for Australia now?

Yes, you can apply for an online visa to Australia right now. Open the application form and complete it within several minutes.

Which one do I need? The Australia ETA or visa?

The type of visa you need to obtain depends on your nationality. Check the list of eligible countries, and don’t hesitate to contact our support team for the most precise information.

What documents are required to apply?

The only document you need is a valid eligible passport. Your passport mustn’t expire within at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Australia.

How can I check my ETA status online?

You can check the progress of your ETA by contacting our support team by phone or email. Share with us the number of your application, and we’ll tell you its current status.

What can I do if my ETA is denied?

First of all, try to find out why your application has been rejected – maybe, there were some mistakes or irrelevant information in your application form. Then contact our support team so that we can see what is wrong and if your application can be approved.