What are the basic requirements for an ETA?

What are the basic requirements in applying for an ETA?   Among many reasons, the Australian government introduced the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to make it simpler for select countries to enter the country.   It isn’t really hard to obtain an ETA, nor does it require a lot of additional documents in order to apply but you must satisfy specific conditions.   Since the application...

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Benefits, Advantages, Processing and Fees

What's the Benefit of an ETA? ETA's are great for a number of reasons! The first is that it reduces waiting times at the customs office. Once you have an ETA, you can just pass through the Australian border without being questioned about your eligibility to stay for a specific period of time in the country.    Since the ETA is electronically linked to your passport, there's no need...

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Why was the ETA system adopted?

Why did Australia adopt the ETA system?   The Australian Department of Home Affairs (formerly Department of Immigration and Border Protection ) designed the ETA system in the ’90s to make international travel easier. Adopting the system allowed the country to maintain its universal visa system and at the same time making it easier for foreign citizens to enter the country. Over the years,...

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