The application of an Australia Visa can be issued from 12 months prior to the arrival date up to just a couple days before.
An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), unlike a traditional visa, is a travel document electronically linked to your passport. It is required for entrance into Australia and can be obtained from the airport or at an online travel agent.
NOTE - Not all countries qualify for the ETA, refer to our website for a list of qualified countries:
Detailed Information on your Australian ETA:
It's important to enter your name in the correct order, see below for more info:
Special Characters Special characters must be converted to English characters (examples: Ü, Æ, Ö, Ă).
Spacing Be sure to leave spaces between your names, when listed on the passport.
Bin/Binte S/O,D/O Do NOT include any of these abbreviations
Name Prefixes/Sufixes Do NOT list name suffixes (JR/SR/III) or Name Prefixes (MS/MR/MISS)
Apostrophes & Hyphens Include all apostrophes, except when there is a space on either side of the apostrophe.
(Example: O'Toole should be entered as is but 'Alofa should be entered as Alofa).
No, we are not affiliated with the Australian Government, we are a private company issuing the Australian ETA or visa for Australia.
In general, eVisitor Australia Visa holders can not work in Australia. However, you might be able to work as a volunteer if:
You will need a Transit Visa if you plan to travel through Australia to another country, but certain rules apply. The following categories of travelers are eligible to transit through Australia without applying for a visa.
Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (including its colonies), United States of America, Vanuatu and Vatican. Residents of Hong Kong holding a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passport or a British National Overseas (BNO) passport. Residents of Taiwan holding a passport issued by the authorities of Taiwan (other than passports purported to be official or diplomatic passports).
Diplomatic passport holders, excluding holders of: Arab Non-National Passports; and
Diplomatic passports from the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Comoros, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia,Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
NOTES - If passengers are required to pass through Immigration clearance and check-in to their onward flight, including managing their luggage, they will require a visa to enter Australia. An appropriate visa for this purpose will need to be applied for and granted before traveling to Australia. You can [get your visa for Australia at https://www.ivisa.com/visa-australia
Each child traveling must obtain an ETA before departing. Each application is separately processed and cannot be joined with your own. If your child or children are linked to your passport, you still need to submit individual applications. Each children need a visa to Australia updated and valid
Requirements for the Australia visa or ETA Visa are as follow,
An ETA/Visitors e-visa allows the holder to travel to Australia with a visa entry as many times as required within the validity period which is 12 months from the date of issue. The maximum length of each visit is 3 months, you may extend your stay if you wish - more info here: -can-i-extend-my-evisitors-visa-to-australia-.
Since the process is done electronically, it’s done quickly. You don’t need to apply months in advance, however, it’s recommended you get one at least 24 hours before you plan to depart.
You can apply here to receive your visa to Australia within 24 hours.This allows for any problems to be resolved without delaying travel. We always recommend applying more than 24 hours beforehand to avoid problems.
As long as you entered Australia with your official visa while your ESTA was valid and you exit within the next 3 months, you are good.
For example, if your ETA said: "AUTHORITY TO ENTER AUSTRALIA UNTIL 26 DEC 2014 , PERIOD OF STAY 03 MTHS" And you entered on December 20th 2014, you could then stay in Australia until March 20th.**
If you get a new passport while you are in Australia, you do not need to apply for another visa (or ETA) as long as the one you have is still valid.
Bear in mind that if you loose your passport before entering Australia, you will need to reapply for a new visa or ETA, since this visa is electronically linked to your passport number. You can reapply here.
REMEMBER - We always send you your Australian ETA/e-visa by email within 1 business day. Please check your SPAM folder if you have not received it. If you applied on our site then you can LOGIN to your online account generated automatically for you after applying for your Australia Visa online (See confirmation email example attached below) All you need to do is click on the link in your confirmation email in order to setup a password OR if needed you may also reset your passport here: login/forgot_password
NOTE - We migrated to a new visa processing system as of April 1st, 2015. If you would like to retrieve a visa that was processed with us prior to this date, please click here: https://www.ivisa.com/login to open a ticket and request the visa or chat with us online for faster results.
If you applied for your Australia e-visa at the government website, please visit that site directly to retrieve your visa.
No. If you intend to visit Australia for medical treatment, then you should not apply for a Visitor visa.
You will have to contact your local Australian mission for more information regarding your visa application.
No, you will have to contact your nearest Australian Embassy for more info. We only offer tourist visas for up to 3 months.
The minimum period of stay granted to a cardholder is two (2) months / The maximum period of stay granted to a cardholder is (3) months.
Remember that your passports remain the main identification document when traveling abroad. A cardholder presents his or her APEC Business Travel Card on arrival and departure, but will also be required to present the cardholder's passport when arriving in Australia, so you will need to have both valid documents.
No, APEC holders will need no visa for APEC Economies which already grant pre-clearance. The granting of pre-clearance is in the discretion of each APEC Economy.
NOTE - Any participating economy has the right to withdraw pre-clearance after card issue. Under this situation, the holders will be informed and will then need a visa.
APEC holders who are granted pre-clearance will be able to travel to, enter and undertake legitimate business in participating economies for a minimum of two months. The APEC is valid for three years. Faster processing on arrival at major airports is a further benefit enjoyed by cardholders.
You need to contact your nearest Australian embassy for more information:
Australian Embassy to Belgium Address:Level 7 Avenue des Arts 56, Brussels 1000 Belgium Telephone +32 2 286 0500 E-mail address General enquiries: Austemb.Brussels@dfat.gov.au
Australian Embassy, China (People's Republic of) Address: 21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Sanlitun, Beijing 100600, China (People's Republic of) Telephone +86 10 5140 4111
Australian Consulate-General in Frankfurt, Germany Address: Australian Consulate General Main Tower - 28th Floor, Neue Mainzer Strasse 52-58, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany Telephone +49 69 9055 80
Australian High Commission, United Kingdom Address: Australia House, The Strand, London WC 2B 4LA, United Kingdom Telephone +44 20 7379 4334
Australian Embassy, United States of America Address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, Washington DC NW 20036-2273, United States of America Telephone +1 202 797 3000
There are 19 economies of APEC fully participate in the scheme:
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, PNG, Peru, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Vietnam.
The remaining 2 economies (Canada and the United States of America) are transitional members of the scheme.
Your eVisitor lets you:
Business visitors activities include the following:
The Australia visa for Tourism includes holidays, recreation and visiting family and or friends
We only do applications for the Australia ETA and Australia Visitors Visa. You will need to contact your local Australian Embassy for info regarding the Working Holiday Visa. To kickstart your application, see below for country eligibility requirements. You must hold a valid passport from a country involved in the Working Holiday Program with Australia in order to apply.
Eligible countries are:
The service charge is $20 per person, regardless of the number of applicants.
If you made a mistake when entering your data then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Please note that your e-Visa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, you can not make any changes and you will have to apply again and we charge a fee of $5.95 USD for a re-application.
No. Your Australian ETA is linked to your passport number, if you get a new passport, then you will have to re-apply for a new ETA.
Your ETA can not be renewed. You will need to re-apply for a new Australian ETA if you are planning to travel to Australia after your visa´s validity period expires.
You can apply here, we deliver within 24 hours: https://www.ivisa.com
Yes. We have been helping thousands of travelers since 2008 and the Government of Australia fully accepts applications processed by specialized third parties like us.
Only the data required to process your application will be collected and it will be used only for this purpose, we do not share any of your data with third parties. Our payment gateway has also been designed in accordance with the international standards.
See here what our customers say about our service: https://www.ivisa.com/testimonials/
You must apply on the Global Online Enrollment System, or GOES website, its the same website that is used to apply for CBP’s trusted traveler programs.
Here is more info
If your Australian e-Visa has NOT been processed, we will refund you the cost of the Visa Fee, not the service fee.
If your Australian e-Visa has been processed we will not be able to offer a refund.
REMEMBER - The "Retrieve Visa" service is only available for tourists that processed their Australia ETA/Visa with us.
If you applied on our site and you CANNOT retrieve your visa from the Customer Area then please contact us via online chat or you may also send us an online inquiry by clicking on this link: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/
No. We are not related to the government of Australia.
We are a private company that provides a valuable service to process your Australian ETA / Visa.
Our company processes visas for countries all across the globe. We are a travel agency that started the business because governments built poor websites and our clients were frustrated.
Our value proposition is:
1) Save you time and frustration
2) Provide 24/7 chat and phone support
3) Mobile friendly experience
4) Accept all forms of payment including PayPal and Amex
5) Accept multi-currencies 6) Easy visa retrieval process 7) Allow you to easily process more than 1 application at a time 8) Provide language translation of our website 9) Lowest service fee of private visa processors.
On our website, we have several disclaimers about the service fee. In addition, during the checkout process the service fee is detailed.
If you plan on working in Australia you will need to contact any of the Australian Embassies/Consulate Generals or a work visa processing agency.
If you are visiting Australia for tourism, and your trip is three (3) months or less, a tourist subclass 601 visa (ETA) is your best option. You can get it at https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/australia
Traveling or living in another country can be exciting and rewarding. BUT it can also carry potential risks. Australia is generally a safe destination for travelers with a low crime rate and some of the best health standards in the world.
Before traveling to Australia, as with any country, you should: 1) Do some research on the country, including seeking advice from family and friends who may have already visited Australia. 2) Know exactly where you are going (Australia is a huge country offering different experiences in the cities, the outback or the tropics.) 3) Have emergency numbers handy (Sometimes, as with traveling to foreign countries, things go wrong. You should prepare for your trip to ensure you have a safe and healthy stay in Australia.)
Visit Australia's official tourism website for information when planning your trip.
No, we do not provide confirmation numbers when applying for Australian ETA.
The Australian ETA is electronically linked to your passport, so any travel agent, airline or immigration officer can check the validity of your passport to enter the country. If you want to confirm with the Australian Immigration Department, you can call them with your personal data (passport, name and surname) +1 613 238 1040 (International call cost will apply)
Travel Insurance is NOT mandatory but it is advised. A policy covering you for flight cancellations/delays, theft, loss, accidents and medical problems before you leave home is strongly recommended, particularly if you plan on doing any adventure activities such as scuba diving, bushwalking or traveling in remote areas.
Australia is divided into three (3) separate time zones:
No. All travelers who wish to apply online for their Australian ETA need to have a valid passport document.
If you have a refugee travel document, then you need to contact the nearest Australian Embassy to apply.
The Australian ETA visa is valid for either 12 months from the issue date, the expiry of your passport, or potentially earlier if a current visa already exists in the immigration system.
This is the last day you can entry the country.
NOTE - The Australian ETA visa is a multiple entry visa allowing a maximum of 3 months per visit. You are permitted to stay beyond your visa's validity date, but not beyond the 3-month maximum per trip. If you want to extend your visa while in Australia, then you may do so. Click here for more info on how to extend your Australian visa.
The ETA visa is valid for either 12 months from the issue date, the expiry of your passport, or potentially earlier if a current visa already exists in the immigration system. The Australian ETA visa is a multiple entry visa allowing a maximum of 3 months per visit.
You are permitted to stay beyond your visa's validity date, but not beyond the 3-month maximum per trip.
The Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID) contains a person´s HKID number, of which the standard format is X123456(A).
The Malaysian ID is a 12-digit number (format: YYMMDD-SS-###G, since 1991) known as the National Registration Identification Card Number (NRIC No.) is issued to citizens and permanent residents on a MyKad.
Brunei uses a National Registration Identity Card system, which is issued to all citizens aged 12 and over. All citizens are issued with a unique NRIC Identity Card number.
Brunei issues three (3) types of national smart identity cards (SIC):
The Singapore National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) is issued to Singapore citizens and permanent residents. Citizens and permanent residents are issued with identity number starts with prefix S (born before 2000) and T (born in or after year 2000), followed with a 7-digit number and a checksum alphabet. For citizens and permanent residents born after 1968, the first two digits of the 7-digit number indicate their birth year.
You can visit the government page for more info.
The ETA we will provide is valid for a maximum stay of 3 months in Australia. You may study up to 3 months in Australia with the ETA, BUT if you wish to stay in Australia for a period longer than 3 months then you will have to exit Australia and fly back to your country, get an appointment with the Australian embassy and stamp the student visa in your passport.
We recommend that if you are staying for more than 3 months in Australia to study then you need to apply for a student visa at your nearest Australian Embassy.
The ETA subclass 600, or Electronically Travel Authority (ETA) for travel to Australia was implemented in 1996. The Australian Government allowed specialized travel agencies, airlines and Australian visa agents to issue ETAs.
The reference number most people refer to is the one issued by the Australian Government Department of Immigration which allows travelers to check the status of their visa while it's being issued.
NOTE - We do not provide any reference numbers since we already provide a valid visa.
Within 24 hours of applying you will receive a confirmation e-mail regarding your Australian ETA visa status given to us by the Australian Department of Immigration. Below, we've gathered some information that may be of help if you have questions:
Detailed Information on your Australian ETA:
Do NOT include:
Do NOT include:
Name change after marriage where you have adopted your spouse's full name: MRS ABRAHAM ELIAS NEE REUBEN YAHYA MATILDA Family Name: REUBEN Given Name(s):YAHYA MATILDA
AHMAD BIN HAJI ABDUL MANAN Family Name: ABDUL MANAN Given Name(s):AHMAD KAUR GILL
UNGKU ZARINA BTE UNGKU ZAINAL ABIDIN Family Name: ZAINAL ABIDIN Given Name(s):ZARINA
Format Rules: If you have a Western style name appearing first in your passport, then the Western style name should be input first in the given names field (see example below). Do not input alias names, Hanyu Pinyin or names in brackets (see examples below). EXAMPLES: Western Style Name LILIAN TAN SU LIN Family Name: TAN Given Name(s):LILIAN SU LIN
Alias Name MR TOCK PENG POEY @ MUHAMMAD ALI Family Name: TOCK Given Name(s):PENG POEY
Name in Brackets WILLIAM HO CHEE CHAN (WILLIAM HE JIZAN) Family Name: HO Given Name(s):WILLIAM CHEE CHAN
TANG CHOON KOON NEE CHIA POH KIM Family Name: CHIA Given Name(s):POH KIM
EXAMPLES: Titles MR CHARLES TOLES JR Family Name: TOLES Given Name(s):CHARLES
Descriptions MR CHARLES TOLES III Family Name: TOLES Given Name(s):CHARLES
We are a specialized service provider issuing official Australian ETAs since 2012.
How does the Electronic Travel Authority work? ETAs are issued electronically by computer links between the Department, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers like us around the world. We enter the information contained in the applicant's passport into the ETA system- The ETA system interacts with departmental systems to check the applicant's details. Following these checks, the service provider is advised of the outcome of the ETA application.
If an ETA is granted, it is linked electronically to the applicant's passport. If a 'referral' message is received instead, the service provider refers the applicant to the nearest Australian visa office.
No evidence of the ETA is needed, as it is electronically stored in the system. An ETA is linked electronically to the passport. Its details can be seen by staff at airlines, travel agencies and Australian border agencies.
How does the Electronic Travel Authority look like?
The Australian ETA arrangements provide significant benefits to travelers wishing to visit Australia. See below for a few examples:
No, you need to apply for your visa to Australia BEFORE you arrive in Australia.