Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa (subclass 601)

If you are eligible for an ETA, you can travel to Australia to carry out a ‘business visitor activity’, which includes:

ETA-eligible passports

Only holders of passports from certain countries can apply for an ETA visa.

You can apply for an ETA online if you hold a passport from:

Brunei

Japan

South Korea

Canada

Malaysia

USA

Hong Kong (SAR)

Singapore

 

You can also apply for an ETA (but not online) if you hold a passport from:

Andorra

Ireland

Spain

Austria

Italy

Sweden

Belgium

Liechtenstein

Switzerland

Denmark

Luxembourg

Taiwan (not an official or diplomatic passport)

Finland

Malta

The Netherlands

France

Monaco

United Kingdom - British Citizen

Germany

Norway

United Kingdom - British National (Overseas)

Greece

Portugal

Vatican City

Iceland

Republic of San Marino

 

An ETA visa allows you to:

If a family member wishes to travel to Australia with you, they must lodge a separate visa application.

How to apply for an ETA

You must apply for the visa from outside Australia, and demonstrate that you satisfy prescribed criteria, including you:

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive and other criteria may apply.

Difference between an ETA, eVisitor and a Subclass 600 (Business visitor) Visa

In general, if you hold a passport that is eligible for both an ETA and an eVisitor Visa, an eVisitor visa will likely be the easiest and least costly option for you from amongst the Business Visitor options of an ETA, eVisitor and a Subclass 600 (Business Visitor) visa. However, the best visa for you will depend on your particular circumstances. If your visit to Australia is urgent, the speed with which your application is processed may depend on the type of visa you select and the application process you use.

Our experienced Solicitors and Registered Migration Agents can assist you to obtain the right type of visa for you within the time that it is required for your visit to Australia. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

This page provides a summary of the ETA visa as at October 2016. Australian immigration law is complex and it changes frequently. We therefore recommend that you contact us to confirm the requirements for an ETA and consult with one of our Immigration Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents.

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