Express entry into Australia

All non-Australian citizens are requiring a Visa or Electronic Travel Authority to enter Australia. It can be an E-Visitor or an ETA. As the ETA is an electronically stored authority to travel to Australia it’s 100% electronic, and that’s the reason why it is totally accessible by Australian border agencies, travel agents and airlines. For the visitor, it’s good as well because he or she can travel to Australia without having to physically go to a departmental office such as an official embassy or consulate to apply for the conventional paper visa. Below is detailed information for you.


1. ETA Requirements

The requirements are the following:


– Visitor has to be from one of the ETA eligible’s countries.
– Visitor has to be physically outside Australia when he or she is applying.
– Visitor’s trip to Australia has to be either for tourism, seeing friends or family or working.
– Business (Making general business or employment inquiries, going to seminars, trade fairs or conferences, etc.).
– The visitor’s passport has to be valid for 6 months from the day you access Australia.
– Visitors must have had no major criminal convictions, in which visitors served more than 1 year in jail.
– Visitor must not have tuberculosis at the moment of travel into, and within, Australia.
– Visitors can access Australia all the time he or she wishes for a period of 12 months which starts on the date that the – ETA is granted, or until visitor’s passport expires.

2. ETA Expiration Date


The Visitor can access Australia as many times as he or she wishes for a period of 12 months which exactly starts on the date that your ETA is granted, or until your passport expires.

3. ETA Expiration Date

The Visitor can access Australia as many times as he or she wishes for a period of 12 months which exactly starts on the date that your ETA is granted, or until your passport expires.

4. About ETA-Evisitor

Regarding this visa, the Australian government takes at least 6 days to process it. In case a visitor is going to travel within the next 6 days, we recommend you contact the Australian embassy in your country. Our recommendation is to start the visa request process one month prior to your trip.

5. ETA Application

In order to apply for an ETA through the online application, you need to have your email address, passport, and a credit card to be able to complete the online application.

It’s very important to keep in mind that the details you provide in your online ETA application must be exactly the same ones as they appear in your passport. Likewise, when you will be traveling to Australia, you will need to use the same passport that is linked to your online ETA application.

To apply for ETA you need to fill the ETA Application form, Apply for ETA

6. ETA-Evisitor Application

– Allowed things to do once you get your ETA-Evisitor.
– Go on holidays or see friends and family in Australia.
– Visit Australia for up to three months during each stay for 12 months from the date the ETA- EVisitor is received.
– Study in Australia for up to three months.
– Do business activities when you are in Australia but you must not:
– Selling any kind of service or goods
– Give services to or work for any company or corporation
– The following are allowed Business visitor activities:
– Take part in an official government trip
– Making inquiries about employment or business matters
– Carry on investigation, reviews, negotiations, or signing business contracts
– Attending trade fairs, seminars, or conferences provided you do not receive payment by the organization for taking part in such events.

7. In case a visitor gets approved for an ETA-EVisitor

If visitor’s ETA- EVisitor request receives an approval, the visitor will receive confirmation by email informing him or her that it’s been granted. Please keep and save this email and take it with you when a visitor goes to Australia since it contains:

Visitor’s ETA- EVisitor grant number
Visitor’s ETA- EVisitor start date
The ETA- EVisitor terms
The visitor’s passport will receive no label. When checking in to fly to Australia, the airline personnel will confirm the ETA- EVisitor and passport information electronically.

8. In case the Visitor is not approved for an ETA- EVisitor

If a visitor’s request for an ETA- EVisitor is rejected, he or she will receive a confirmation by email informing that the ETA- EVisitor has not been granted.

9. Duration of the ETA-EVisitor

Starting on the ETA- EVisitor grant date and for 12 months, a visitor will be allowed to remain in Australia for a maximum of 3 months on each stay.

Visitors will not be able to extend an ETA- EVisitor. In case the visitor wishes to extend the stay after entering Australia, the visitor will need to apply for another visa before the current ETA- EVisitor expiry date. Visitor might be granted another visa provided that:

Have respected the ETA- EVisitor’s terms

Meet all the required specifications of the visa visitor wishes to apply for.

It might be required that a visitor passes a health check if he or she wishes to apply for a different type of visa. If a different visa is granted to a visitor, the new visa will replace the current ETA- EVisitor and all its conditions.
If the Australian Government has not decided on the visa request before the current ETA- EVisitor expires, they might grant the visitor a Bridging visa until visitor’s visa application has been reviewed and has not been made on the visa application before the ETA- EVisitor ends, visitor might be granted a Bridging visa until they made a decision on visitor’s visa application.

If the visitor’s visa application is rejected, the visitor will need to leave Australia prior to the end of the ETA- EVisitor or your Bridging visa.

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