Is the eVisitor 651 a Visa

Is the eVisitor Subclass 651 a Visa or a Travel Authority.

I have seen the above being asked a few times, and there is some confusion, with some people saying the eVisitor is NOT a visa, but only an Electronic Travel Authority.

However, in my opinion the eVisitor is a VISA.

My reasoning is simple.  The Australian Immigration Website calls it a Visa, so why shouldn’t everyone else.


The official link to the 651 eVisitor visa:

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One word of warning about this Visa though. Although it says it is ‘valid for up to 12 months‘, it only allows you to enter Australia for up to ‘three months during each visit‘ during the 12 months from the date the eVisitor is granted.

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