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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Am I exempt from the new ETA requirement?

Australia’s Electronic Travel Authority is not for everyone   Australia’s ETA is only applicable to passport holders from   Brunei-Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong (SAR PRC), Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States of America.    If you’re not from these countries, you have to apply for a different tourist visa. The are other types of online visitor visas are...

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Benefits, Advantages, Processing and Fees

So how does having an ETA benefit me? The first benefit 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 for a stamp or label and...

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Why was the ETA system adopted?

  Why did Australia adopt the ETA system?   The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (formerly Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs) 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...

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