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Australia ETA Frequently Asked Questions

Australia ETA Frequently Asked Questions
iVisa | Updated on Mar 27, 2023

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. iVisa can help you with this process. First, you need to check your eligibility for the ETA by clicking here, then choosing your nationality and Australia as your destination.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When should I apply for the Australia eVisa?

You can submit your application for the eVisa from Australia, 12 months prior to your travel date up until a couple of days before. With iVisa you can process last-minute requests in no time.

What is an Australian ETA?

An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), unlike a traditional visa, this travel document is electronically linked to your passport. It is required for entrance into Australia and should be obtained pre-travel, iVisa offers a great and easy-to-use service to obtain your ETA!

NOTE - Not all countries qualify for the ETA, refer to our visa checker tool on the homepage to see if your nationality qualifies.

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, this means you can NOT seek paid work or employment during your stay with an ETA.

What are the documents required to apply?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Passport – the general requirement is that your passport needs to be valid for three months after your visa expires.

  • A passport scan – we only need the information page of your passport.

  • E-mail address – when applying with iVisa, your visa will be sent to you via e-mail, so make sure that you introduce a valid e-mail address you have access to.

  • Means of payment – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment such as credit and debit cards. Do not forget to double-check the spelling before submitting your application.

What are the processing times and prices?

For the processing time of your ETA, we offer three different options:

  • Standard processing – your ETA application is processed within 24 hours, and the price is USD $75.99 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing – you will receive your ETA within 12 hours, and the total price of it is USD $129.99 (service fees included).

  • Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your ETA in only 4 hours, and you will be charged USD $196.99 (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 authorization to board the flight to Australia. The Australian ETA is available to citizens of over 50 countries.

How long does it take to apply for an ETA?

Less than 10 minutes. Thats all the time it will take you to complete your application. We will take care of the rest.

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 for the payment.

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

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

What does the Australia ETA look like?

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What happens after I have applied?

Once you submit your application, you only 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 dont 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 has been 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 [email protected]

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my ETA?

Many people think 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.