To apply for an ETA for Australia from the United States, American citizens must complete a simple online form with basic passport and personal data.
It will also be necessary to answer a few security-related questions and to pay a small ETA service charge. The entire process will only take a few minutes to complete.
Before submitting the ETA application, US applicants should double-check that all the information is correct and matches the details of their passport. This is because any small errors in the data provided may result in the rejection of the ETA or a delay in receiving the approved travel authorization.
US citizens visiting Australia with family members should note that a separate ETA application form must be submitted for each individual traveler, whether they are included on a single passport or not.
It is also important to note that US citizens must apply for an ETA from outside of Australia, at least a few business days before the intended date of arrival in the country to allow sufficient processing time.