Visa waiver program has been designed to allow visa-free entry to the national of eligible countries through an electronic document which is distinct from a visa endorsement and is linked to intended visitor’s passport. You can fly to Australia through ETA document at a cost of just $64 for your application. This is mere a service charge that ETAS will charge from you. This is a document for short-term travel and is also issued in a short period. You should apply for ETAS approval at least 72-hours before your scheduled flight. The application can be made any day, anytime online. There is a meagre chance that approval would be denied.
Things to know before applying for ETAS approval
Applying for ETAS approval is a simple procedure on the official website www.eta.immi.gov.au. The website tells you the eligibility and guides you about every step you need to follow for online application. You must be ready with relevant information and documents such as your passport withy name mentioned on it, passport number, nationality and gender, before applying. Your application will be processed, if your passport information is identified by the service center. You will be informed of submission on your e-mail address. It is always advised to read all information regarding eligibility and requirements before applying and provide correct input in your application. You also ensure to pay the correct fee because this will not be refunded, if you have filed incorrect details or wrong fee due to which your application has been rejected.
General information for an applicant
For your general information, Australia ETA is issued to a visitor who holds passport from any of the countries: Brunei – Darussalam, Hong Kong (SAR PRC), Japan, Korea Rep of (South), Malaysia, Singapore and United States. The purpose of visit should be visiting family/friends, tourism, attending business events or meeting clients and intended stay shouldn’t exceed three months during a single visit. The applicant shouldn’t have held any Australian visa at the time of ETA application.