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UK ETA for Australian citizens
3 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

A new chapter is unfolding for Australians heading to the UK: the introduction of the UK Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA).

This new ETA requirement is a notable change for Australians planning a UK visit. We're committed to making this additional step in your travel preparations as easy and worry-free as possible. Our focus is on smoothing out the application process for you, so you can concentrate on looking forward to the exciting part: your British escapade.

Picture yourself wandering through the medieval lanes of Canterbury, soaking up the lively atmosphere at a Glasgow music festival, or taking in the architectural wonders of Bath. With iVisa, your journey to these UK highlights is as effortless as deciding what to pack. We're here to ensure that preparing for your UK experiences is as delightful as the experiences themselves.

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Do Australian citizens need a UK ETA?

By the end of 2024, not only Australians but also other travelers from non-visa countries will be required to apply for a UK Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) before their visit. This marks a shift from the current visa-free entry Australians are used to when visiting Britain.

The introduction of the UK ETA by the British Home Office is part of a broader strategy to enhance border security and streamline the entry process. The aim is to have a more effective system for monitoring visitor numbers and their origins, ensuring a safer travel environment.

This move towards electronic travel authorizations is consistent with global trends and is comparable to systems that are already operational in various parts of the world, like the ESTA in the United States. These electronic authorizations are designed to enhance security while easing the travel process for both the visitors and the host countries.

Choosing to use our website to manage your UK ETA application means you're opting for a service that is both easy to use and thorough. We are committed to ensuring your application process is smooth and fully compliant with the UK's requirements.

Wondering about your chances of successfully obtaining a UK ETA? Our helpful tool can give you an insight:

How to get a UK ETA from Australia with us

Getting your UK ETA from Australia is a seamless process when you choose us. We're known for our efficient and effective service, ensuring that your visa application journey is as worry-free as possible.

Once it’s available, here’s how you can apply for a UK ETA through our platform:

  • Step 1 - Fill out the form with your basic personal details and travel information on our website or mobile app. Choose your preferred processing time and complete the payment.

  • Step 2 - Complete the rest of the ETA application form and upload all the required documents.

  • Step 3 - Submit the form and wait for the confirmation email.

When your UK ETA arrives, it's a smart move to have both a printed copy and a digital one. Keeping these handy will ensure an easier experience at both the airport and UK border checkpoints.

British Embassy in Australia

For Australian citizens seeking consular assistance with their UK ETA, the British High Commission in Canberra is your primary contact. This embassy serves as the main point for any queries related to UK travel, including issues or questions about the UK ETA.

Address: Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Canberra, Australia.

Phone: +61 (0)2 6270 6666.

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If you have any questions or need further information about applying for the UK ETA, you can reach out to our customer service team. Contact us via online chat or by email at [email protected].

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