Visa to Australia
Visa Australia: Basic Information
Foreign citizens need an appropriate visa (ETA or eVisitor) when traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes.
All visitors must obtain a valid visa in advance in order to enter Australia. The Australian visa application must be submitted online, and it costs 49 EUR.
There are a few different types of visas you can travel with. The most popular are ETA (electronic travel authority) and eVisitor. Both of them allow you to travel for tourist and business purposes for a maximum period of 3 months, and they are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. The difference between them is that eVisitor is intended for citizens of European countries, while ETA is intended for the following countries: Brunei - Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the United States, and Malaysia.
Types of visa to Australia
The visa eVisitor and ETA may be issued for two purposes:
Tourism - is used for tourism purposes (a holiday, visiting friends and relatives, etc.) Valid for 365 days, starting on date of approval. Good for multiple visits of up to 90 consecutive days each.
Business - is used for business purposes (taking part in a conference, negotiating a business contract, etc.) Valid for 365 days, starting on date of approval. Good for multiple visits of up to 90 consecutive days each.
List of eligible countries
Citizens from the countries listed below must apply for an visa (ETA and eVisitor) in order to travel to Australia:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Korea, South
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Vatican City (Holy See)
If your country of citizenship is not listed, it is necessary to apply for a standard embassy visa in order to visit Australia.
Australian visa Application Form
To proceed with your application, please use the panel on the left side of this page.
- Choose the purpose of your travel (tourism or business.)
- Then select the nationality that corresponds with your passport.
- Click “apply online” and fill out your application. You will need your passport details and a valid email address to complete this form.
Please make sure that you have entered all of your passport details correctly. You will not be asked to submit a copy of the passport itself.
Once your application is completed, you will receive confirmation of the submission of the application. Usually, the whole process takes a maximum of 3 days, but very often approval occurs on the same day. It is worthwhile to remember that the entire visa process and the processing time is at the discretion of the Australian Immigration Service.
You will receive an approved e-visa by email. It will be automatically assigned to your passport number, so there is no need to print the document or show it at your point of entry. All you need to do is to carry the valid passport that you used when filling out the application.
The visa to Australia is a multiple entry visa and is valid for 1 year (12 months) from the date of approval.
You can travel to Australia for a maximum of 3 months at a time, which means you can stay up to 3 months each time you enter Australia. Your stay cannot be extended from within the country. If you wish to return, you must leave Australia for a minimum of 3 days. After that, you are allowed to return to Australia for another 3 months (if those 3 months fall within your e-visa’s validity period).
Remember that if your passport is valid for less than a year, your visa will only stay valid until your passport expires. In the event of any changes or the expiry of the passport, a new application must be submitted.
A visa of Australia is also required for transit through the country. If you are a passport holder from one of the countries that are visa eligible, you can apply online. If your nationality is not eligible for an visa (eVisitor or ETA), you are obliged to go to an embassy to get a traditional visa.
Requirements for Australian visa on Arrival
All you need in order to enter Australia is an approved e-visa and a valid passport issued by an e-visa eligible country. The e-visa number is automatically and electronically assigned to the passport number, so you do not need to have your visa printed. Nevertheless, you are required to carry a valid passport (with your visa assigned) and be able to show it at the airport.
All you need in order to apply for an visa is your valid passport. No additional documents are needed.
Please keep in mind that every person holding a passport of a country enabling them to apply for an visa must submit an application. Note also that all children, regardless of age, will need an approved e-visa to travel to Australia.
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FAQ for Australia visa
- What is ETA and eVisitor for Australia?
ETA (electronic travel authority) is a digital document that grants the bearer permission to travel to, within, and from all regions of Australia.
eVisitor is also a digital document that entitles travelers to travel to Australia, but it can be issued only for EU Citizens.
- How do I get an electronic visa to Australia?
First, complete our visa application form with information about your trip and your passport data, including your passport number. You will also need to supply a valid email address. Payment happens online with our secure system; we accept all major credit cards. We will check your online application thoroughly before submitting it to the Australian government for their approval of your visa. Australia will process your online application in 3 days or less, and your eta visa will be sent to your email inbox.
- What are the requirements for an Australian visa?
In order to receive an e-Visa, Australia requires that you have a valid passport and be a citizen of one of the eligible countries in the "List of eligible countries," above.
- How much does an Australia visa cost?
The application process for an Australia visa is 49 EUR.
- How long does it take to get a visa for Australia?
In many cases, an ETA and eVisitor (Australia) is issued in less than one day after submission of the visa application. The approval process takes a maximum of 3 days.
- What documents do I need for an Australian visa?
All you need in order to apply for your visa into Australia is a valid passport.
- Can I get an Australian ETA or eVisitor at the airport?
No! To apply for an ETA and eVisitor visa, Australia requires that the applicant is outside of Australia at the time of application. You cannot get an Australia visa at the airport. You must make your visa application online in advance of your trip.
- Can I apply for a visa twice?
Yes and no. You can of course apply for a visa to Australia twice if you are going on two separate trips, leaving Australia between trips.
However, the requirements of the Australian government state that all applicants for an Australian visa must be outside of Australia at the time of application. That means that if you are already in Australia, you cannot extend your trip by applying for a second Australia visa. You must leave the country first.
Additionally, it is not recommended to submit multiple Australia visa applications simultaneously during the visa process. If you have already submitted an application with Evisa Express, wait until the result of the application (approved or denied) before trying again. Submitting to the visa system a second time while you already have an active application can make the visa process take longer.
- Who is eligible for an Australian electronic visa?
Anyone from an eligible country, who carries a valid passport, is eligible for the Australia visa.
- How long can I stay in Australia with a visa?
Thanks to your ETA or eVisitor visa, Australia will let you stay for up to 90 consecutive days during each stay. You can make multiple visits during the 365 days of validity on your Australia visa.
- How long is an Australian visa valid for?
>Each Australian visa is valid for 365 days from the date of issue.
- What does "multiple entry visa" mean in Australia?
With a "multiple entry visa," Australia will allow you enter multiple times during your visa's 365 days of validity. Please note that the maximum number of consecutive days you can spend in Australia is 90. At the end of 90 days, you must exit the country and reenter if you wish to prolong your stay.
- My passport is expiring soon, can I still get an Australia visa?
If your passport is about to expire, it is highly recommended that you renew it before applying for your visa. Australia does not permit travelers with expired passports to remain in the country. No matter the date on the visa you are issued, your legal stay automatically ends the moment your passport expires. You could face penalties if you overstay your visa due to an expired passport.
- Do children or infants need a visa to Australia?
Yes! All travelers to Australia, regardless of age, are required to have an Australia e-Visa. Australia will deny entry to anyone without the correct document, including infants and children.
- How will I receive a visa for Australia?
After your compete our application and pay online, simply wait for your application to be approved. This process can take a maximum of 3 days, though approval often comes within 1 day of submitting.
- What can I do if my electronic visa is rejected?
It is extremely rare that a traveler with an approved ETA or eVisitor visa is refused at the point of entry. However, just as with all other countries, entry into Australia is granted at the discretion of the Australian government, regardless of e-Visa type. If this happens to you, work with the Immigration authorities to resolve the issue. Remember, however, that this situation is extremely unlikely - the vast majority of travelers enter Australia using their ETAs with no issues whatsoever.
Three easy steps to get your eVisa
- Apply online
- Fill out remaining required information and make online payment
- Check your email