What do I need when applying for an ETA visa?
To apply through our site you will need the complete passport details of everyone
who is applying for a visa. Every passport holder requires their own visa.
You will also be required to have a current Mastercard, Visa Credit / Debit / Electron card, UK Maestro, or American Express card ready to pay for your application.
How much will my ETA visa cost?
The standard cost for an ETA visa is
£20 per applicant.
When your credit card details are submitted, your application will be processed
Your credit card will be debited for a non-refundable charge. If you later discover
you have made an error on your application, you can reapply but this will incur
another service charge of £20.
Can I be granted an ETA visa if I have criminal convictions?
The official ETA conditions state that to be granted an ETA visa you must not have any criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (whether served or not) are for a total period of 12 months duration or more, at the time of travel to, and entry into, Australia.
If arriving on an ETA with criminal convictions, you could be refused entry into Australia. Therefore, if you have had any criminal convictions in any country, you may wish to consider applying for entry to Australia via the Visitor Visa (Subclass 600). Check the Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) section for more information and a link to an online application.
Please note that additional documentation may be required as part of a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) application. Therefore, we strongly advise that you do not make travel arrangements until you receive confirmation that your visa application is approved.
How long will it take for my visa to be processed?
In most cases, ETA Visa applications will be processed instantly.
However, processing may be delayed if you enter incorrect information, if an applicant
has criminal convictions or if the application is referred.
How soon or late can I use the ETA and how long I can visit Australia for?
Your ETA allows you to make your initial entry into Australia no later than one year from the date of the ETA's grant. An ETA is valid for one year only. You are allowed to stay in Australia for a maximum of 3 months at a time. It is possible to leave the country and re-enter for a further 3 months within the life time of the ETA (12 months).
How can I check the status of my ETA?
If you have already applied, you can check the process of your ETA visa by using
our check ETA status tool.
Where can I find more information on ETA visas?
Please read the travel
visa section of this website carefully so you understand how ETA visas work
and the visa conditions, or consult the full ETA visa FAQ for more answers to common queries.