In order to apply for the Australian ETA from Malaysia, it will be necessary for travelers to complete a simple online application form with biographical details as well as some passport information. The application also contains questions related to security matters as well as the applicant’s travel plans for Australia.
It is necessary to fill out the online application as accurately as possible, as small errors and/or missing information is a common cause of processing delays regarding the ETA application. In some cases, errors on the Australia ETA form can even lead to a denial of the visa waiver.
Travelers will have an opportunity to review the application before submitting the form and paying the fee associated with processing an ETA authorization for Malaysian nationals using a valid debit or credit card. Once the payment has been made the traveler can then submit the application for final processing.
Those planning to visit Australia from Malaysia with kids should be aware that a separate ETA application must be submitted for each child if they have their own passport.
Malaysian travelers who have submitted an Australian ETA visa application will receive an update on the progress of the application within 3 business days. Travelers are encouraged to submit their applications at least a week in advance of their intended travel to Australia to account for any processing delays that may occur.
Once the processing has been completed and a decision has been reached on the traveler’s application, it will be communicated to the applicant via email.