Do Italian passport holders need a visa for Australia?



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Can an Italian passport holder enter Australia without a visa?

I have read many times, on various forums and websites, statements such asItalian citizens are not required to apply for a visa if they travel to Australia.”  Some mention other nationalities, other than Italian.

However, the people making these statements may be misguided, uninformed or plain mischievous.

The ONLY people that do NOT need a visa to enter Australia are Australian Citizens!

Italian citizens, along with all other nationalities will NEED a visa to enter Australia.

The most common visa used by an Italian Citizen, to enter Australia for tourism purposes, is the subclass 651 eVisitor visa.

This is a temporary visa, with a 12 month validity period. It is a multiple entry visa, but each stay cannot exceed 3 months. It does not permit work.


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It must be applied for from outside Australia, and you must be outside Australia when the application is granted. You need the grant to be permitted to board the plane for Australia.

I have also read this: “Minors appearing on their parent’s passports are exempt from applying for the Australian eVisitor visa from Italy.” on one website.

I wonder about the accuracy of that as the Australian Immigration website states: “You can’t include family members in your application. A separate application must be made for each member of your family, including those listed on your passport.”

Do EU citizens need a visa to visit Australia?

Yes, a visa is required for all EU citizens, before getting on the plane. See above.

Do UK citizens need a visa to visit Australia?

Yes, a visa is required for all UK citizens, before getting on the plane. See above.

Do New Zealand citizens need a visa to visit Australia?

Yes, a visa is required for all New Zealand citizens, before they are allowed to exit the Australian airport. See “Do New Zealand Citizens need Visa for Australia?

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