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What is the Australia ETA Electronic Travel Authority

Fast facts on the ETA.

Welcome to the future! Instead of issuing the usual visa stamp in your passport, the Australian government now issues an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa for a handful of foreign nationals including US citizens. The electronic visa now replaces the traditional printed visa for those visiting Australia for short stays. It is far faster and easier to process than a regular visa, and does not require you to submit your passport to the Australian Embassy or Consulate. At Passport Visas Express.com, we can process your application in as fast as one day or less. Here are the facts:

How is the ETA different than other types of Australian visas?

-The ETA is for those traveling to Australia for business or as a tourist, for a short-term trip (generally less than 90 days).

-The ETA visa application online completed online. No paperwork, or mailing or submitting your passport is required.

-ETA visa are issued electronically- your passport is not stamped with a visa. When you apply online your information is collected electronically. The Australian Immigration authorities verify and confirm your authorization to travel and issue your visa electronically.  At the airport when departing and upon arrival to Australia your passport is scanned and your ETA visa recognized allowing you entry.

How do I apply?
Apply with us to be able to travel immediately. Our rush rate can provide you the ETA in 24 hours or less. Have your passport and itinerary handy to complete the online ETA visa application.

Who can apply?
Passport holders from these countries are eligible for the ETA: the United States, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands / Holland, Norway, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Vatican City. 
Who is not eligible for an ETA? Who needs to use a regular print visa?

The ETA is not intended for:

-Anyone not listed above.

-Anyone planning to work in Australia.

-Students planning to attend class or training for more than 3 months (90 days).

-If you plan to attend class for over 1 month (4 weeks) and are 11 years of age or over.

-If you have tuberculosis.

-If you have any criminal convictions—this may bar you entry into the country.  

How long is the ETA valid for?
The Australian ETA visa allows for a visitor to stay in Australia for up to 3 months (90 days), within the 12 months of the date of issuance. The Australian ETA visa is solely intended for tourists or short business trips.

Not sure of which visa you require? Need more information? Contact our friendly customer service representatives at (888)596-6028 or email us at CustomerSupport@passportvisas.express.com, or via chat! The Australian ETA visa uses the latest technology to issue authorization, and we are more than happy to help facilitate your visa application. Our experts have been working with the Australian Embassy and Consulates for over fifteen years and are ready to answer any of your questions!


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