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Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship as well as information for Australian citizens.
What you need to know as an Australian permanent resident or citizen.
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Immigration detention is an important part of strong border control and supports Australia’s migration system.
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This visa lets you visit Australia:
You must not work in Australia on this visa.
If eligible to apply for online applications, you will need to pay a service fee of AUD20.
You might be able to get an Electronic Travel Authority if you are:
You must not work in Australia on this visa.Be aware
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Only certain passport holders can apply for this visa online. You may need to use a travel agent to apply for this visa.
An ETA is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia. You must be outside Australia when you apply and when the ETA is decided.
Your ETA lets you enter Australia for up to three months at a time as a tourist or for business visitor purposes. You are also permitted to study in Australia for up to 3 months in some circumstances.
Business visitor activities include:
If you want to stay longer in Australia, you should apply another type of visa, such as a
Visitor visa (subclass 600).
If you are granted an ETA, any other visa that you hold could be affected.
The Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) has replaced:
If you hold one of these ETAs, it will still be valid until the date you were given when it was granted.
If you are granted a new ETA, the earlier ETA will end and the new ETA will be valid as soon as it is granted.
Working Holiday (subclass 417) and
Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visas, which are known as Working Holiday Maker visas, can only be used once. If you are granted an ETA while you hold a Working Holiday Maker visa, you will hold both visas. When you enter Australia, you will automatically enter on your Working Holiday Maker visa and you will not be able to apply for another Working Holiday Maker visa.
To avoid accidentally using your Working Holiday Maker visa, you should:
To have your
Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa cancelled, contact us by using the:
To have your
Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa cancelled, contact the immigration
office outside Australia where your visa was processed. If you are applying as a US citizen, you can use the Working Holiday Maker application enquiry form.
If you hold a Special Purpose visa or a Maritime Crew visa when you are granted an ETA, you will enter Australia on the ETA, but your visa will still be valid.
If you already hold any other substantive visa when you are granted an ETA:
If you plan to get a new passport you should do so before applying for your ETA. Your ETA is linked to the passport number you use in your application and you must use the same passport to travel to Australia.
There is no visa application charge for an ETA. However, a service charge of AUD20 applies for online applications only.
This information tells you what you need to do to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (subclass 601).
You must be outside Australia when you apply and when the ETA is granted.
You might be able to get this ETA if:
You can apply if you are travelling to Australia as a tourist or for business purposes.
Tourist activities include holidays, recreation or seeing family and friends.
Business visitor activities include:
Business activities do not include short-term work. If you want to work in Australia, you can apply for a
Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (Subclass 400).
To apply, you must hold a passport issued by one of the countries or regions listed below. If you hold a non-citizen passport or other travel document, such as a Certificate of Identity, you are not eligible to apply for an ETA.
Eligible passports are issued by:
*must not purport to be an official or diplomatic passport
You are responsible for all your health costs while you are in Australia. You will not be covered by Australia's national health scheme (Medicare) unless your country has a
reciprocal health care agreement with Australia.
We recommend that you take out health insurance each time you travel to Australia.
If you have had any criminal convictions in any country, you should apply for a
Visitor visa (subclass 600), rather than an ETA. If you arrive on an ETA with criminal convictions, you could be refused entry to Australia.
You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government before this visa can be granted.
Each family member travelling with you to Australia will need a separate ETA. This includes any children younger than 18 years of age who are included on your passport.
This information explains what you need to do to apply for an ETA.
You must be outside Australia when you apply and when your ETA is decided.
You should apply for your ETA at least two weeks before you travel. You will not receive a stamp or label in your passport. You will be provided with a confirmation for your records.
You can apply for this ETA online at
Electronic Travel Authority if you hold a citizen passport from:
When you lodge your application, we will give you a Transaction Reference Number (TRN). Keep a record of this so you can follow the progress of your application.
You will need your passport, an email address and a credit card to pay the service charge when you apply.
If you hold an eligible citizen passport but cannot lodge your application online, you can apply:
European passport holders also have the option of applying online for an
eVisitor visa (subclass 651), rather than an ETA.
There is more information to help you
prepare your application, such as certifying and translating documents into English, communicating with us, using a migration agent, authorising another person to receive information from us, and receiving assistance with your application.
In most cases, you will be informed of the result of your application immediately. Some applications can need extra processing.
If your ETA is approved, you will be given a confirmation for your records.
Do not make arrangements to travel to Australia until you are advised that you have been granted an ETA.
If you need help, contact the processing office that looks after your application. This is based on your passport country.
If you are in Australia, contact your nearest office.
This information is for people who hold an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (subclass 601). It explains your rights and obligations.
You will not be given a stamp or label in your passport to show that you have been granted an ETA. A record of your ETA is stored electronically. Airline, immigration and travel agent staff can access this information to confirm that you can enter Australia.
You can use
Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for free to check your visa details and entitlements.
Your ETA is valid for 12 months. You can enter and stay in Australia for up to three months at a time. If you want to stay in Australia for longer periods, you can apply for another visa, such as a
Visitor visa (subclass 600).
If your passport expires before your ETA, you will need to reapply.
Your ETA lets you:
You must comply with all ETA conditions and Australian laws. You cannot stay in Australia for longer than three months on each visit.
You cannot study for more than three months.
You cannot work while you are in Australia, other than for:
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