ETA: An Easy Way to Enter into Australian Port on Short-term Visit

Do you have plan to visit Australia on a short trip? If you say yes, but do not want to get through tedious visa issuing process, you needn’t worry. The quick solution is available to your problem. You wouldn’t require to apply for a visa document. You can travel to Australia for a short-term without Australian visa by obtaining Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).

What’s Australia ETA

What is Australia ETA? Before 1996, you couldn’t travel to this country without visa endorsement on your passport, but this requirement has been dispended with after introduction of Electronic Travel Authorization. The document is issued with a validity of 12 months from the date of its issue and is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport. An issuer of this document can travel to Australia as many times as needed during the period of validity, but maximum stay is not permissible exceeding a period of 90 days from the date of entry to any port of Australia.

A better option than Australian travel visa

Australian ETA is easy to apply and quick to receive. It allows online application with AUD 20 service fee, and the processing time is just 30 minutes which is far more convenient and affordable comparable to an Australian visa. Alternatively, an Australian visa applicant is required to pay AUD 140 visa fee and it takes from 48 hours to one month, and sometimes more.

How Australia ETA works

What you need to do to apply for Australia ETA? If your country has been included in the list of participating countries under visa waiver program, you can apply online on designated website by filling simple details in the application and pay service fee with PayPal or credit card. You don’t need to interact with the Australian High Commission. You will receive confirmation on your email provided in the application. The document can be presented with your passport on arrival to the Australian port.