Last updated 2 July 2016
An eVisitor is an electronically stored 12-month authority for visits to Australia for tourism or business purposes for up to three months on each arrival. The eVisitor is available to passport holders from the European Union and a number of other European countries. An eVisitor is linked to the passport number an applicant has given in an application, so a visa holder must use the same passport to travel to Australia. If a visa holder gets a new passport, the details of the new passport must be given to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). An eVisitor visa comes into effect as soon as it is granted. If an applicant is holding any other visa to Australia, an eVisitor visa replaces this visa.
To be eligible to apply for an eVisitor visa, an applicant must:
- be outside Australia
- hold an eVisitor visa eligible passport (see DIBP website)
- not have conviction/s for which the sentence/sentences amount to 12 months or more.