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 Australia 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 visa application. From here you go on with usual travel routine. Show your passport and...

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There was a delay in processing my ETA application. Help!

Should I worry about the delay in the processing of my ETA application? In most cases, ETAs are processed instantaneously.  In some cases, the processing of an Australian ETA application can be delayed due to the provision of incorrect information or where an application is referred to the Australian High Commission for further assessment.   Please wait for updates regarding the status of...

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What to do if I have previously been denied, deported or detained a visa to Australia?

What to do if I have previously been denied/deported/detained a visa to Australia?     The ETA visa only applies to foreign nationals who are legally admissible to enter Australia, either as a first-timer or a returnee.   Hence, you need to have a clean record and a valid passport to obtain an Australian ETA and enter the country. A denial of the ETA visa in the past means that you have...

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What to do if your ETA application has been refused?

My ETA Application Was Denied: What to do? The very first thing you need to do is to reevaluate your application. Did you enter the right details? Do you hold an ETA Australia eligible passport?   Applicants with a criminal conviction are not eligible to apply for an Australian ETA. However, there may be other cases where an application may be referred to the nearest embassy for...

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What to do when you change your passport after obtaining an ETA approval?

What to do when you change your passport after obtaining an ETA approval?   The ETA depends on the validity of your passport since these two documents are electronically linked with each other.  Hence, when a passport loses purpose/validity/effect, or if it gets past its expiry date, the ETA loses its validity, too.   If you obtain a new passport, you must apply for a new ETA visa...

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How do I renew my ETA?

How do I renew my ETA? Basically, an ETA visa allows the foreign citizen to stay in Australia for a maximum of 3 months from the date of arrival, although it is valid for 12 months starting the date of issue, or until your passport’s expiry date—whichever is sooner. Having said this, the only thing you need to do is let your ETA Australia expire and reapply for a new one in case your...

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How to make sure your ETA application is correct?

Need Help with Your Application? Want to make sure it was done properly?   Everyone knows that Australia is amongst the most efficient countries in the world. Especially in informing the public about the necessary steps they should take when asking a certain document from them. This is also the case with entering Australia, in obtaining visas like the electronic visa authority (ETA)....

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