Duration of Validity for an Australian Electronic Travel Authority (eTA)
The eTA is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, or until the passport with which it is linked expires, whichever comes first. Each eTA allows multiple entries into Australia for up to 3 months at a time.
Explanation of Australian Electronic Travel Authority (eTA) Application Form:
The eTA application form is available online and can be completed in just a few minutes. Applicants will need to provide personal details such as their full name, passport number, and date of birth, as well as information about their intended travel dates and the purpose of their visit to Australia.
Guide to Applying for a Visa to Australia
There are two ways to apply for a visa to Australia - either online through the Australian eTA website, or by submitting a paper application to an Australian embassy or consulate.
Applying for an Australian Electronic Travel Authority (eTA):
To apply for an eTA, travelers can visit the Australian eTA website and complete the online application form. The application fee must be paid at the time of application, and applicants will typically receive a response within a few hours.
Applying for an Australia visa at an embassy or consulate:
Those who prefer to submit a paper application can do so at an Australian embassy or consulate. The application form can be downloaded from the Department of Home Affairs website and should be submitted along with the appropriate fee.
Processing Time for Australian Electronic Travel Authority (eTA) Applications
In most cases, eTA applications are processed within 24-48 hours of submission. However, in some cases, additional processing may be required which could take up to several days.
Applying for an Urgent Australian Electronic Travel Authority (eTA) Visa
For those who require an urgent eTA, there is an option to pay an additional fee for priority processing. This service is available for an additional fee, and processing times can be reduced to as little as a few hours.
Visa Expiration and Renewal Process for Australia
If an eTA has expired and the traveler wishes to return to Australia, a new eTA application will need to be submitted. Travelers should ensure that their eTA is still valid before departing for Australia.