If you want to explore Australia–either for pleasure or work–you will require an Australia Travel Visa. With this visa, you will get the right to travel to the country for a limited period of time. The DIBP offers numerous attractive options. You can opt for the one that suits your needs the best.
But we will talk about the visa options later. Here, at first, we will take a quick look at the overseas hotspot that so inspires the global community of migrants!
The Kangaroo Land is home to many iconic destinations and it’s the best place to explore. It is also one of the best developed hotspots in the world. It is also the world’s largest island nation, and the sixth largest nation on the planet.
Because of its political stability, thriving economy and quality of life, and of course stunning landscapes, the Kangaroo Land offers excellent environment to live and do business.
Coming back to the subject of visas, no individual can enter the country without a valid visa, unless of course, you have an Australian passport, or you are a resident of the neighboring New Zealand and travelling with legal identity proof.
For those not tuned in, Australia has a special arrangement with New Zealand that makes it easier for the residents of these two nations to move freely and avail the different services up-for-grabs in their territories with ease and without any restrictions.
If you travelling to Down Under for holiday, you need a Tourist Visa. You can submit an application for the visa online. The ETA Tourist Visa is for tourists and issued instantly with a validity of three months, and if you are on a business trip, you can present a petition for the ETA Business Visa.
How to Apply for ETA Travel Visa?
It is easy to apply for the ETA Travel Visa. All you have to do is follow the following instructions:
- You can fill the ETA visa application form online.
- Follow the instructions and enter the travel and passport details of each traveler.
- Once you have paid the fees, your application for the ETA Visa will be processed instantly and your ETA Visa will be linked to your passport number directly.
- Within a few minutes you will get a confirmation of your ETA Visa by e-mail.
- When you board a flight for Australia, your ETA number will be verified automatically, and also by the immigration officer at the port of your entry.
Alternatively, if you intend to stay in Oz, for a longer period, you will have to apply either for paper based 600 Visitor Visa or long stay e600 Visitor Visa.
Australia Travel Visa Options
If you are confused which Travel Visa you should apply for, consult an immigration expert to find exactly the type of visa you will require to travel to the country. Here however, you can check this short summary of the different available visas up-for-grabs.
Take a look and take an informed decision!
Short Stay Tourist Visa (ETA): It is legally valid for a period of three months. Tourists and travelers can apply for the ETA Tourist Visa if they have a valid passport.
Short Stay Business Visa (ETA): It has the same validity period that of Tourist Visa, i.e., three months. But the purpose of the visa is purely credit based.
Long Stay E600 Visitor Visa: You can successfully present a petition for it if you want to stay in the country for up to one year. The duration of the visa depends on your reason to visit the country.
Paper based 600 Visitor Visa: As it is obvious you cannot apply for this Australia Travel Visa online. However, the duration of the visa is same of the E600 Visitor Visa even as it is issued for a period of up to one year.
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Summary: If you want to visit Australia for one year or less you will have to apply for the Australia Travel Visa. There are several categories available; choose the one that suits you the most!