ETA Australia - Online Travel Authorisation Application


All compatriots in Europe wishing to travel to Australia for less than 90 days must apply for an authorisation. eVisitor or theETA authorisation. You can apply for this visa online in a very short time. You do not need to go through the embassy to travel to Australia.

What is an ETA or eVisitor visa? How long does it take to obtain?

There is one difference that requires a great deal of attention, and that is the confusion between the two visas: ETA and eVisitor. They depend on the validity period and the type of trip you want to make.


Visa eVisitor Australia subclass 651

The subclass 651 visa is the first visa introduced by the Australian government. It is valid forone year from its launch date and allows travellers to stay in Australia for up to 3 months.

How can I get a tourist visa for Australia without going to the embassy?

Le visa eVisitor est remis aux voyageurs pour faire du tourisme, rendre visite à des amis ou des travel d’affaires en Australie. Cependant, vous ne pouvez pas travailler dans le pays durant le séjour en Australie. Accessible aux ressortissants de l’Europe, vous pouvez faire la demande de ce visa en ligne pour qu’il coûte moins cher que le visa ETA.

What type of visa is required to enter Australia and for which nationality?

Not all nationals of other countries are eligible to apply for eVisitor visa. Il y a une catégorie de e-visa pour le séjour en Australie qui est réservée à quelques nationalités. Si vous êtes un ressortissant de Belgique, France, Union Européenne ou encore de la Suisse, vous y aurez droit. Il vous faudra juste vous munir de votre passport pour la demande en ligne et attendre l’autorisation eVisitor.

Visa ETA subclass 601 (Electronic Travel Authorisation ETA)

The ETA visa subclass 601 or Electronic Travel Authority Australia or theelectronic authorization is valid for the same period as the eVisitor visa and works in the same way. The difference is that the ETA can be used by almost all nationals of every nationality. It is much shorter in duration. Because of this, the ETA subclass 601 is the most widely used Australian visa in the world, and because of these advantages, its price is higher.

If you have a passport from one of the following countries United States of America, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, you can apply for an ETA visa for Australia online.

How do I complete the online application form for permission to go to Australia?

The first step is to fill in the form on the official online visa services website : 

  • Document preparation: all supporting paperwork including your passport must have a validation of at least At least 6 months before arriving in Australia.
  • Filling in the application form: this form must be filled in carefully and outside Australia. Fill in your full name, date of birth, e-mail address, passport issue date, passport expiry date and answer the question: have you ever been to Australia? If so, write down the number of your previous visa or your eVisitor or ETA electronic authorisation.
  • Visa authorisation: you will receive your ETA visa by e-mail within a few days.

Claudia Bernard

Claudia turned her passion for travel into a sustainable lifestyle by becoming a digital nomad. She explores the globe while working remotely, offering practical advice for those who want to combine work and a passion for travel. Discover her tips for finding the best work spots, managing jet lag and living a balanced nomadic life.

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