Australian ETA Application
Australian ETA Application or Australian Electronic Travel Authority is a requirement for traveling into Australia.
What is ETA?
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. ETA can also be applied online for eligible passports.
Australia ETA Application Website
Eligible passport holders from the European Union and other European ETA eligible countries should apply for an eVisitor instead of an ETA. The eVisitor is for travelers seeking to visit Australia for business or tourism purposes for up to three months.
ETA Eligible Passports – Apply Online
The passports of following countries are eligible for ETA online:
- Hong Kong SAR
- South Korea
- United States of America
ETA Eligible Passports – Apply through service providers
The passports of following countries are eligible for ETA through service providers:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom – British Citizen, United Kingdom – British National (Overseas), United States of America, Vatican City
How much is ETA?
Application for ETA online through Australian Government’s ETA website are subject to a service charge of AUD$20.00. The cards accepted are American Express, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard and Visa. As successful and unsuccessful applications use system resources, the charge is non-refundable.
Apply for ETA Online
Applying for ETA online is easy and fairly takes less than 15 minutes to fill-up and less than 30 seconds to get approved in most cases. Below are the sample steps you’ll have to go through to apply for ETA.
Step 1: ETA Application
Step 2: Type of ETA
Step 3: Reference Number
Step 4: Start Processing
Step 5: Credit Card Payment
Step 6: Your Receipt
If your application is successful, you will see the following message:
Step 7: ETA Application Response
Once your ETA is approved, you do not need any label in your passport as it has been recorded in Australian immigration’s database. You get to travel to Australia for up to 3 months on any one visit and the ETA is valid up to one year. The ETA is valid for multiple entries which means you can travel to Gold Coast for the entire summer and then to Melbourne for winter!
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