What is the Electronic Travel Authority Visa?

The Electronic Travel Authority Visa, Subclass 601, is a temporary visa which allows visitors to stay in Australia for up to 3 months per visit in 12 months. You must apply from outside Australia for the ETA Visa.

 

Am I eligible to apply for the Electronic Travel Authority Visa?

What are the requirements for the Electronic Travel Authority Visa? You may meet the requirements if you

  • have an eligible passport
  • only intend to stay temporarily in Australia
  • meet health and character requirements

See eligible countries for the 601 Electronic Travel Authority Visa

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan (excluding official or diplomatic passports)
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom—British Citizen
  • United Kingdom—British National (Overseas)
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City

 

What are the benefits of the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Visa?

With the Electronic Travel Authority Visa (Subclass 601) you can:

  • travel to Australia as a tourist and stay for up to 3 months at a time within 12 months such as cruise holiday
  • study and train for up to 3 months (If you are planning to study consider a Student Visa)
  • have business visits, conference, trade fair or seminar

 

What are the costs of the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Visa?

The Electronic Travel Authority Visa is free but the Department of Home Affairs online application service cost for the Electronic Travel Authority Visa is AUD $20.

 

How long does it take to get the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Visa?

The Department of Home Affairs assesses applications on a case-by-case basis and the processing time is not available for the Electronic Travel Authority Visa. Completing application with necessary documents, responding to any requests quickly and providing required information can help speed up the process.

 

Frequently Asked Questions for ETA

Can re-enter Australia while my visa is valid?

The Electronic Travel Authority is granted with multiple entries so you can leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you want while the Electronic Travel Authority Visa is valid.

Can I extend the Visitor Visa?

You cannot extend the Electronic Travel Authority Visa. You need to apply for the same or another visa to remain in Australia.

 

Why choose Withstand Lawyers for the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Visa?

Withstand Lawyers specialises in immigration law and has senior immigration lawyers and agents. If your 601 Visa is refused or you have difficulties applying for the Electronic Travel Authority Visa, please book a meeting or call us on 1800 952 901 for professional assistance.

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