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Australian Visit Visa

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) and the ETA Visitor

About ETA

If you are interested in having an Australian Visit Visa then the Australian Government has good news for you. The Government says that:

The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Visa is not like the typical visa but you can use it as an Australian Visit Visa. The visa does not require you to stamp or label your passport. ETA can be obtained through travel agents and airlines. You do not need to go to an Australian diplomatic office in order to submit your application.

Sometimes, in a few cases, chances are that you didn’t get your ETA instantly. The candidate must check back within 12 hours whether or not your application has been submitted successfully. This website also offers the services of checking your ETA online. You can get to know your ETA application status by clicking on the Check your ETA button.

The Australian Immigration Department – Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is responsible for accessing your online ETA application. ETA is electronically issued through a computer system that is operated by Australian Immigration Department.

The Electronic Visa Authority (ETA) is also known as subclass 601.

ETA Visa Application Processing – Australian Visit Visa

An ETA application is easy to submit. Its processing is simple and quick. You just have to submit all your details on the online application form. The details you enter must match your details recorded on your passport. Also, enter your credit card information. And submit the application. It will be processed immediately. All approved applications submitted online are recorded on the systems of Australian government electronically.

The other processing details on the airport while you reach there to board a flight to Australia, are also checked electronically. The staff members at the airport verify your check-in electronically and confirm that you have the permission to board the flight.

On an average, ETA takes a maximum of 24 hours to process your application.

Types of ETA Visa

The ETA visa has two types. Depending on your purpose, you can select one to apply for Australian Visit Visa online.

  1. Visitor ETA

The Australian Visit Visa known as Visitor/Tourist ETA is appropriate for the candidates who are willing to go to Australia to pay a visit to friends or relatives. It is also suitable for candidates who are interested in tourism and want to visit Australia. Visitor ETA is valid for duration of 12 months. A candidate can have a 3 months stay in Australia on each visit. The visa allows multiple entry travel but the candidate is not allowed to work in Australia with this visa.

  1. Short Validity Business VTA

It is not always necessary to have a Business Australian Immigration Visa to discuss and check your business matters in Australia. An SVB ETA is suitable for candidates who are willing to go to Australia on a business trip. It is also valid for 12 months and the candidate can have multiple visits within the valid duration of this visa. Also, the candidate can have a stay for up to 3 months in Australia under SVA ETA. Though it allows you to look upon your business matters, unlike Australian Business Immigration Visa, SVB ETA strictly forbids employment.

SVA ETA aims for business visits only and not any kind of work. It is not a work visa.

Eligibility for Australian Visit Visa

You are eligible to apply for an ETA Visa if:

  • The applicant is required to be out of Australia while applying for ETA.
  • The applicant must be outside Australia at the time ETA is granted.
  • You must be willing to travel to Australia as a tourist or a business visitor.
  • Your passport should be valid to apply for ETA.
  • Your reason to stay in Australia for the duration of up to 3 months on each stay must comply with the conditions set for this visa.
  • Tourist activities are limited to the following:
    • holidays,
    • recreation,
    • visiting a friend or family member
  • Business activities on ETA are limited to the following:
    • make general business enquiries,
    • investigating, signing, renewing or negotiating a new or existing business contract,
    • official government to government activities,
    • participating in business fairs, exhibitions, seminars or conferences keeping that you are not going to receive any kind of payment from the organizers to attend them
  • An official or diplomatic passport holder is not allowed to apply for an ETA visa.
  • You must not have any criminal record. In case you are found guilty of any criminal conviction, you will not be allowed to enter Australia.
  • There must be no outstanding debts on you to be paid to the Australian Government when you apply for this visa.
  • ETA is an individual visa. In case you want to take along your family members, each of them will need to have a separate ETA.
  • Any of the family members who are 18 or above have to comply with the above point.

If you are unable to lodge an online application, the eligible passport holders may also submit an ETA application in person. The application is to be submitted to a travel agent, airline or specialist service provider. Also, these offices must be outside Australia.

Not all countries are allowed access to subclass 601 or ETA visa. Check your country with the Australian Immigration Department’s website before you apply.

The ETA Visit Visa does not require you to qualify on an Australian Immigration points calculator.

We at immigration experts.pk have a successful Australian Immigration record for multiple cases. It would be our pleasure to serve you in Australian immigration matters. Also, there are a number of candidates who got their Australian Visit Visa successfully.

Immigration Experts Pakistan would be happy to assist you in preparing your application for Australia Visit Visa. We have a dedicated team of immigration consultants and visit visa consultants.  You can contact us either at +92 3085857777 or send us an email at wecare@immigrationexperts.pk

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