Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601).
The ETA is a multiple entry visitor visa for some Nationalities that want to visit Australia for tourism, for periods of up to 3 months at a time, but it has a 12 month validity period.
It is a Free visa, although there is an online application service charge of $20.
The Average processing time for this visa is less than one day
Most ETAs are issued immediately by computer links between the Department, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers around the world. In a small number of cases, some additional processing is required.
- The ETA system was introduced in 1996 and is available to passport holders from a number of countries, regions and locations.
- The ETA system can be accessed by more than 300,000 travel agents worldwide, more than 75 airlines and through the internet.
- The ETA is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia for short-term tourist or business visits.
ETA Visa Eligible passport holders are:.
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
Republic of San Marino
Taiwan (excluding official or diplomatic passports)
United Kingdom—British Citizen
United Kingdom—British National (Overseas)
United States of America
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Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance. - ai16