How to check that your ETA is linked to your passport

Clients often ask how to check if your ETA is linked to your passport or how to check if it was approved. So we've drafted a post that we hope answers this question a bit more clearly. The ETA system was designed to make the application processing faster and simpler.   ETA applications are submitted online, and once granted, the ETA is electronically linked to your passport.  As it is...

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How to make an invincible ETA application

Bullet-proofing your ETA application    Could my ETA application be rejected?   Yes, if you have a criminal record or you have entered wrong information in your application form.   You just need to be honest with your answers in the application form. The ETA is like any other visas; your travel to Australia depends on it.   Double-check your form before submitting it. Or ask someone...

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A Few Handy Tips When Making Your ETA application

What you need to remember when you start filling out your ETA application form    Application forms, especially if it’s for a government-issued permit, must always be completed accurately. Otherwise, it reduces the chance of obtaining what you’re applying for, especially if it’s a travel document. No one wants a hassle when they travel, and who wants to spend minutes and hours in the...

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Can I apply for an ETA on behalf of someone else?

Can I apply for an ETA on behalf of someone else? The answer is yes. That’s what’s good about the ETA application being purely online. If you have a friend who is not Internet-savvy, illiterate or has a  disability, you can help him/her apply for an ETA. However, you must remember that all the details you put in the ETA application must correspond with those of their passport. Make sure...

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What documents do I need for an ETA?

What documents do I need to apply for an ETA?     The only document you need in order to apply for an ETA is a valid passport from an ETA-eligible country. At the application stage, it is not necessary to have a valid ticket or a booked flight. In the event that your application is referred and further details are requested, you will have an opportunity to provide that...

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What to do after submitting your ETA application

What to do next after submitting your ETA application    It’s a valid question. So after filling out your Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) application, what’s next?   The answer is you get it via email. Hence, all you need to do is wait a little. In most cases, it won’t take long.    That’s why it is important not only to provide a valid email address but also one you can access...

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Will having a medical issue affect my ETA application?

Does having a medical issue bar me from applying for an ETA?   According to the Australian government, “all permanent, provisional and certain temporary visa applicants are required to complete health examinations as part of the visa application process to determine if they meet the health requirement.” Since the ETA is temporary visa, you need to meet certain health requirements to...

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Can I apply for an ETA if I’m a convicted criminal in my country?

Can I apply for an ETA if I’m a convicted criminal in my country?   Your admissibility to Australia lies in the hands of the Australian immigration officers. They’re the ones who’ll decide whether you can legally enter the country or not. This decision making process begins when you apply for a visa, or even an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).  It can also happen at the airport, or any...

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How do I check the status of my ETA?

Is it possible to check my ETA’s validity?   Yes, it is.   Clients can definitely check their ETA status via the Australian government’s website. For ETA validity, you can go here. Basically, an ETA is valid 12 month period from the date the ETA is granted or until the expiry date of your passport, whichever is earlier.   Or simply click here to go straight to the ETA checking page and...

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What do I do after I submit my ETA application?

We know you’re busy and you’ve got a lot of things to do.    Don’t worry. All you have to do is to wait for the email confirmation. Once your ETA has been approved, it will be sent straight to your email address. No need to print it, since your ETA is linked to the passport you used in your ETA application. From here you go on with usual travel routine. Show your passport and visa to the...

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