Melbourne, Australia (PressExposure) June 24, 2011 -- An ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) or Visitor or subclass 976 visa is an electronically stored authority for short-term travel to Australia.
It is equivalent to an Australian tourist visa but does not require its holder to visit an Australian diplomatic office to submit an application. Furthermore, there is also no stamp or label on your passport.
It allows the Australia ETA travel visa to Australia holder multiple visits of up to three months on each visit within 12 months from date of issue.
It is designed for people who are outside Australia who want to travel to Australia for holidays, tourism, recreation, or for informal study.
To be eligible to apply for an ETA tourist visa to Australia, you must be:
outside Australia when applying
a passport holder from an ETA eligible countries such as:
Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) (GBN) passports holders are not eligible to apply for ETAs online
Hong Kong residents require a citizen passport to apply for this visa for a Hong Kong Document of Identity (HKDI) could be used to apply for an ETA.
Taiwan passport holders who are in Taiwan can apply through an approved ETA travel agent in Taiwan or the Australian Visa Services office in Taipei.
Holders of Taiwan passports outside Taiwan should approach their closest Australian visa office.
European passport holders who are eligible to apply for an ETA through a travel agent, airline or specialist service provider should apply for an eVisitor if applying online
Applying for an ETA tourist visa in Australia could be confusing if you do not know how to apply. If you want to be free of this hassle, you can engage the services of National Visas, a topnotch immigration and travel visa Australia provider that can provide you a safe, secure and affordable way to apply for an ETA Australian visa tourist.
National Visas online ETA application is very simple and easy to do. All you have to do is:
ETA tourist visas to Australia applicants can submit their Australian visa tourist applications directly through their web site by clicking on the Apply for ETA Visa button.
ETA Visa is generally approved within 24 hours.
In applying via National Visas website, all you need is to enter all necessary passport details and your credit card or Paypal information.
a Service Charge of AU$29 is charged to all successful applications processed by National Visas
if your ETA application is not approved, National Visas will provide you with information on how to contact the nearest Australian Embassy (or High Commission) and you will get a refund for the affected ETA application.
National Visas assures its client that if your application is approved, it is electronically recorded on Australian Government systems so when you arrive at an airport for check-in on a flight to Australia, the airline check-in staff can electronically confirm that you have authority to board the flight to Australia.