iVisa | Updated on Jan 07, 2020

Australia has been long known as a backpacker’s paradise thanks to being a huge nation full of diverse scenic sights as well as modern cities that line golden beaches.

For US citizens, traveling across Australia isn’t too difficult because both nations share a common language. Of course, Australia is perfect for solo travelers, couples and families alike, but there are a few rules in place regarding its visa process.

Fortunately, most US citizens can enjoy Australia by applying to an ETA.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do USA passport holders need a visa to go to Australia?

Not exactly. US passport holders must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) before arriving in Australia. Check the requirements by clicking here.

What is an Australian ETA?

An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) provides authorization to travel to and enter Australia and is electronically linked to your passport. It is for short-term stays for tourism or business visitor activities such as attending a conference, making business inquiries or for contractual negotiations.

How Long can US citizens stay in Australia with the ETA?

The maximum stay for US citizens in Australia is 90 days Per Entry and they will have Multiple Entry.

How long is the Australian ETA valid for?

The ETA is valid for 1 year after issued.

What are the documents required to apply?

You just will need a few documents like:

  • A valid passport - your passport needs to remain valid when you board your flight and when you enter Australia. Please note the travel industry recommends that your passport is valid for at least 6 months as some airlines and some countries have a 6-month rule.

  • A credit/debit card (or a Paypal account) and an email address for confirmation.

What are the processing times and prices?

Prices and processing times for US citizens wishing to apply to an ETA are:

  • 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 the authority to board the flight to Australia.

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?

It takes Less than 10 minutes.

How can I apply for an ETA?

The application form is really simple. You just need to follow these three easy steps:

  1. First, you will need to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.

  2. Then, please 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?

Here we show you an example:

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What happens after I have applied?

After submitting your application, just 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 this is the case, then please contact us ASAP via online chat.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my ETA?

Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal information 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 information?

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

As you can see, traveling to Australia is easier than you think. You just need to apply for an ETA here to get ready. Start your adventure today and just worry about what you should take to this exotic country, especially if we talk about sunscreen and sunglasses.

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