Australia Visa FAQs

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Australia?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Australia:

Australia ETA Visa FAQ's

What is an Australian ETA visa?

The Australian Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa is a travel document that is electronically linked to your passport. It's a mandatory document for approved entry into the country for non-Australian citizens. This visa can be obtained from any online travel agent or the airport. It's appropriate for tourism or business visitor activities only.

The Electronic Travel Authority (or ETA) is the name given to the most commonly used Australian Tourist Visa.

How much does an ETA to Australia cost?

The application or government fee is $20.  If you use a service like ours, a service fee applies as an additional cost to handle the process on your behalf.  Check here fo the latest Australia Visa ETA fees.

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What does an Australian ETA visa look like?

An Australian ETA visa looks like a one-sheet document with your personal information, the visa validity information, and the visa conditions.

Australia ETA visa

Australia visa FAQ's

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How long does it take to obtain a Australia visa?

Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15+ days to process in the Australia Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application. The processing time for a visa is dependent on several factors and can change without notice at the consulate's discretion. Please refer to our service selection page for the most up-to-date processing times for Australia visas: https://www.passportsandvisas.com/visas/Australia

What is the difference between a passport and a Australia visa?

A passport is an official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship.  The passport serves two purposes; to regain entry to the country of citizenship (i.e. the United States) and is a requirement by many countries to gain entry to the country you are visiting.
A Australia visa is an official government document that temporarily authorizes you to be in the country.  Many countries require a visa to gain entry.  The Australia visa is in the form of a stamp/sticker IN the passport and is obtained from a Australia Embassy in Washington DC or consulates around the country.  We have staff spread around the country to hand carry your application for you and then overnight the passport back when it is completed.

Do I need a Australia visa?

All US Citizens require a visa and a US passport to travel to Australia, whether for business or tourism.  MOST foreign nationals require a visa.  We can help you to obtain a visa as well as a US passport.

What is a Australia Visa?

A Australia visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of Australia on a passport that allows the bearer to visit Australia.  Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of Australia for your visit.  "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.  There are over 270 countries that offer visas and literally thousands of different types of visas available based upon country, type of visit, and length of visit.

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Australia?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Australia: