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The Australia ETA for Japanese citizens is a travel authorization that must be obtained online before visiting the country.

While the majority of foreign nationals interested in visiting Australia require a valid Australian visa, Japanese citizens can avoid a lengthy visa application process by registering online for the Australian ETA visa waiver.

Travelers must meet a few simple Australian ETA requirements for Japanese citizens to use this convenient electronic system.

Do Japanese Travelers Need a Visa to Visit Australia?

Visitors do not need to apply for an Australian visa for Japanese citizens at an embassy or consulate.

Instead, Japanese nationals must get an Australian ETA visa waiver online. This is much quicker and more straightforward than filing paperwork at an embassy.

Simply enter the required details in a short online form and receive an Australian ETA for citizens of Japan by email. Processing times are rapid and you can apply from the comfort of your own home.

The ETA covers the following purposes of travel:

  • Holidays
  • Visiting family
  • Business trips
  • Transit

It is only necessary to get an Australian visa from Japan for long-term stays or to accept employment or engage in other activities not covered by the ETA.

How Can Japanese Citizens Apply for the Australian ETA? 

Japanese citizens can apply for the Australian ETA visa waiver by filling out a quick online application form. This form will require the applicant to complete some basic information, such as:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Issue/expiration date of passport

Applicants can also expect to answer some basic questions regarding travel safety and security.

Take care while filling out the online Australian ETA visa application from Japan as small mistakes can cause processing delays for the applicant. In some cases, the application may even be rejected if incorrect information is included on the application.

Once the application has been completed and revised for any errors that may have occurred, travelers can pay the associated processing fee using a valid debit or credit card before submitting the form for final review by the Australian Home Office.

How Long Does It Take to Get an Australian ETA From Japan? 

Once the Japanese applicant has submitted a completed Australian ETA application, they can expect to receive their electronic visa waiver via email within 2 business days. Many applicants receive their ETA even sooner.

However, as processing delays can occur in rare cases. Usually, this is due to missing or incorrect information on the form. Applicants are advised to consider applying at least 7 days ahead of the intended journey to allow for sufficient time for the ETA for Japanese nationals to be approved.

Requirements for an Australian ETA Application from Japan

The Australian Immigration Authority has set some basic requirements that all applicants for an ETA from Japan must meet in order to successfully apply for and obtain the electronic authorization.

These requirements include having:

  • A valid Japanese passport
  • A current email address where updates and notifications regarding the application can be sent
  • A valid credit or debit card in order to pay the processing fee associated with the ETA visa waiver.

Travelers must apply for the Australian ETA for Japanese citizens using the same passport that they plan to use to visit the country, as the Australian ETA visa waiver is electronically linked to the individual passport with which they applied.

Additionally, Japanese applicants must meet some basic health requirements, the most important of which is being free from tuberculosis. Furthermore, travelers must not have any prior criminal convictions when applying for the Australian ETA authorization.

Entering Australia with an ETA for Japanese Citizens

Once the Japanese traveler receives their approved ETA authorization for Australia, they are advised to print and take a copy with them when they travel. Authorities may ask to see a copy along with the applicant’s passport at the Australian border or during the stay.

Japanese ETA Australia holders should note that they are required to inform the Australian Home Office immediately if their email address or phone number change while they are in the country.

An Australian ETA visa waiver for visitors from Japan is valid for a maximum stay of 3 consecutive months in the country per entry. It can be used for multiple visits over a period of 12 months.

Those traveling from Japan to Australia with a family should note that each child will be required to have their own individually approved ETA.

Japanese visitors planning to visit the country for purposes other than tourism or business, such as to undertake employment or study, are required to apply for a visa from an Australian embassy or consulate in Japan.

How long Japanese can stay in Australia? 

Japanese citizens can stay in Australia for up to 3 months at a time with the ETA.

It is possible to use the same ETA to visit Australia from Japan multiple times over the course of a year. Each stay can last up to 3 months.

To stay longer than 3 months, Japanese nationals must apply for an Australian visa.

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa
ETA Australia Processing time
1 - 2 days
Australia government fee
14 usd
Our service fee
29 usd
TOTAL
43 usd
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Covid Update for Australia

Last update: 17/11/2022

Travelers with an Australia ETA or eVisitor can now enter Australia. All nationwide travel restrictions were lifted on July 6, 2022. Passengers no longer need to complete an online Australia Travel Declaration form. There may still be certain COVID-19 rules in the individual Australian states and territories. Find out the travel requirements that you must meet to visit the country by checking the visa policy of Australia.

Australian Embassy in Japan

Thanks to its online format and easy-to-use interface, Japanese citizens can easily apply for their Australia ETA on the internet and do not need to visit an Australian embassy in person. This eliminates the need to gather paperwork, spend time traveling back and forth, and wait in line.

Those who have questions regarding other visas and trip purposes (such as studying or working in Australia) are advised to visit the Australian embassy or consulates in Japan:

Fukuoka

7th Floor Tenjin Twin Building, 1-6-8 Tenjin Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City 810-0001, Japan,

Consulate

Osaka

Twin 21 MID Tower, 16th Floor, 2-1-61, Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-6116 Japan

Consulate

Sapporo

17th Floor Sapporo Centre Building, North 5 West 6-2 Chuo-ku, 060-0005 Sapporo Japan

Consulate

Tokyo

2-1-14 Mita Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8361

Embassy

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Learn about the visa policy of Australia and find out the travel requirements for visitors of your nationality.

Traveling to Australia from Japan

Japan and Australia are both home to world-class airlines and, thanks to this, traveling between both countries is simple and comfortable.

There are a handful of non-stop flights from Tokyo to cities across Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, and Cairns. The shortest flight is to Cairns (7.5 hours), and the longest is to Melbourne.

Travelers who want to explore more of Australia can take flights with one or two layovers to destinations like Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, and Darwin.

The majority of flights are on airlines like Japan Airlines (JAL), Qantas, Jetstar, Malaysia Airlines, and Virgin Australia.

Japanese Tourism in Australia

Due to recent tourism campaigns and new flight routes, the number of Japanese arrivals to Australia has risen nearly 1.5 times between 2015 and 2019.

In fact, citizens of Japan made up the 5th biggest group of foreign tourists who visited Australia in 2019.

The most popular tourist attractions in Australia include the Sydney Opera House, the Pink Lake, the colorful boxes of Brighton Beach, and the famous sunsets found in Busselton.

  • Year

    Non-resident arrivals from Japan

  • 2015

    341,990

  • 2016

    417,880

  • 2017

    434,500

  • 2018

    469,230

  • 2019

    498,645

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