Australia ETA Frequently Asked Questions

Australia ETA Frequently Asked Questions
iVisa | Updated on Oct 09, 2019

Now, citizens from a lot of nationalities do not require a paper or stamp visa to enter Australia, BUT they must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) before their arrival. We are here to help you with this process. First, you need to check your eligibility for the ETA by clicking here, choosing your nationality and Australia as your destination.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When should I apply for the Australia eVisa?

The application of an Australia Visa can be issued from 12 months prior to the arrival date up to just a couple days before.

What is an Australian ETA?

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.

However, to ease up the process iVisa offers you a more user-friendly platform for you to apply for your Australia ETA

NOTE - Not all countries qualify for the ETA, refer to our website for a list of qualified countries:

How long is the Australian ETA valid for?

The ETA has a validity of 1 year after issued.

Also, visitors carrying an Australian ETA can enter the country for a maximum of 90 days Per Entry, they also have Multiple Entry.

IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER: All visits are strictly limited to business or tourism, so you can NOT seek paid work or employment.

What are the documents required to apply?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • A valid passport.

  • A credit/debit card and an email address for confirmation.

What are the processing times and prices?

For the processing time of your ETA, we propose you three options for the processing time and price:

  • Standard processing – your ETA application is processed within 19 business days, and the price is USD 128.00 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing – you will receive your ETA within 17 business days, and the total price of it is USD 153.00 (service fees included).

  • Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your ETA in only 15 business days, and you will be charged USD 178.00 (service fees included).

Click here to start your application.

How does the Australian ETA work?

The ETA system was introduced in 1996, providing authorization to travel to Australia and is electronically linked to your passport. While checking in at the airport for your Australian-bound flight, the check-in staff can electronically confirm that you have authority to board the flight to Australia. The Australian ETA is available to citizens of over 50 countries.

The ETA is an electronically-stored authority for travel to Australia for short-term tourist or business visits and for applicants outside Australia. It replaces the visa label or stamp in a passport and reduces the need for travelers to visit an Australian Embassy.

How long does it take to apply for an ETA?

Less than 10 minutes.

How can I apply for an ETA?

The application form is really easy and consists of three simple steps:

  1. The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.

  2. The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment. You can use a credit/debit card or a Paypal account for the payment.

  3. The last step consists of a questionnaire. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.

Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your ETA to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.

How does the Australia ETA look like?

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What happens after I have applied?

Once you submit your application, you just need to wait for your visa to arrive by email in the timeframe you chose No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time. Next, present a printed version of your ETA along with your passport once you enter Australia.

I made a mistake on my application. Can I modify the ETA after it’s issued?

No, we can not change or modify any details on the ETA once it's issued. If you do, however, realize you made a mistake before your ETA has been issued, then please contact us ASAP via online chat or by sending an email to help@ivisa.com.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my ETA?

Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

For a faster resolution click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. Alternatively, you can find more info and FAQs here.

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