Last updated 2 July 2016

An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) allows citizens of certain countries to apply for a visa through their travel agent or at their nearest immigration office outside Australia. Citizens of some countries are able to apply online. An ETA allows for a stay of up to three months, or three months on each arrival if the ETA allows multiple re-entries to Australia over a 12-month period.

An ETA is linked electronically to the applicant’s passport. To be eligible to apply for an ETA, an applicant must:

  • be outside Australia at the time of making the application and decision and
  • hold a citizen passport of an ETA-eligible country.