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The Australia eVisitor online visa, introduced in 2008, allows European citizens to travel to Australia. It is a mutual short stay travel arrangement between Australia and the European Union.
European citizens are required to complete the Australian eVisitor application form online before traveling to Australia.
The Australia eVisitor is valid for 12 months, and allows multiple entries for stays up to 90 days with each entry.
The eVisitor visa online is issued for tourism or business purposes for short term stays in Australia, and transit to an onward destination. Also, the eVisitor allows eligible foreign citizens to study or train for up to 3 months in Australia.
To stay for longer periods in Australia, all foreign citizens are required to apply for a visa at an Australia Consulate or Embassy.
The eVisitor for Australia is an online visa for European Citizens traveling to Australia. Applicants from Australia eVisitor eligible countries are required to complete an online form. The necessary Australia eVisitor visa documents are:
The approved eVisitor travel authorization is automatically linked to traveler’s passport. Therefore the applicant must arrive to Australia with the same passport used at the moment of application.
What is the Australian eVisitor?
The Australian eVisitor is an online visa for European citizens to travel to Australia for short-term stays for tourism, business purposes, and transit to an onward destination. Also, the eVisitor allows to study or train for up to 3 months in Australia.
The eVisitor is a multiple entry visa, valid for 12 months, for stays not exceeding 3 months, and is electronically linked to the applicant’s passport.
What is the difference between the ETA and the eVisitor Visa?
The difference between an eVisitor Visa and a tourist visa ETA is the eligibility requirements, Depending on country of citizenship, applicants will have to apply either for an eVisitor Visa or for an ETA.
The eVisitor visa for Australia and the ETA share some similarities, like allowing the holder to visit Australia for up to 3 months for purposes of tourism or business.
How long is the Australian eVisitor visa valid for?
The eVisitor for Australia is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, or until the applicant’s current passport expires, whichever comes first.
Who can apply for an Australian eVisitor Visa?
By using the visa checker at the top of this page, you can verify that you are elegible for an Australian eVisitor Visa.
The top visitors to Canada with the eVisitor come from the following countries:
How long can I stay in Australia with an eVisitor Visa?
The Australia eVisitor online allows stays up to 3 months per visit, during its 12 month validity.
What are the restrictions of the eVisitor Visa for Australia?
The eVisitor for Australia is issued for short term stays for tourism, business and transit purposes, and to study or train for up to 3 months in Australia.
With an approved eVisitor Australia Visa it is illegal to work, study for more than 3 months, and stay in Australia for a period exceeding 3 months.
Can I apply for an eVisitor Visa in Australia?
To apply for an eVisitor visa online, applicants are required to be outside of Australia.
How do I apply for an eVisitor Visa online?
Eligible foreign citizens are required to complete a simple Australian eVisitor application online before traveling to Australia.
What do I need to submit an application?
Applicants for the Australia eVisitor visa are required to have a passport from an European eligible country valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of arrival in Australia, a valid credit or debit card to pay the visa fee. Applicants must also supply a current email address.
How long will my eVisitor Visa take to process?
The eVisitor for Australia processing time is up to 24 hours after the application is submitted.
Do I need an eVisitor Visa for all my children? Should I include them on my application?
All eVisitor applicants, including minors, traveling to Australia are required to submit an individual application. Children included in their parents’ passports are also required to submit an individual eVisitor application.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
Applicants should carefully revise all the information provided on the Australia eVisitor form before submitting the online application form. If the details on the eVisitor visa do not match the passport or travel document used during the application, it may result in delays when boarding the aircraft or be refused entry into Australia.
Should there be a mistake on the application after its submission, applicants are required to submit a new eVisitor application form.
How much does the Australian Online Visa cost?
The eVisitor visa for Australia is currently free of charge.
What happens if my eVisitor Visa application is rejected?
In the rare situation that an application for the Australia eVisitor cannot be approved online, ending in a rejection, the applicant should contact their nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate.
How can I check my Australian eVisitor Visa visa status?
Applicants can check the visa status or check the visa verification of the eVisitor for Australia directly on the government website, by logging in.
Is the eVisitor Visa for Australia valid for multiple entries?
The eVisitor for Australia online visa allows multiple entries into the country for stays of up to 3 months each.
One granted, can I cancel my eVisitor Visa for Australia?
Once granted, applicants cannot cancel their Australia eVisitor. The applicant will continue to hold an approved eVisitor.
Do I need travel/health insurance to be granted an eVisitor Visa?
To apply for an eVisitor for Australia, a travel/health insurance is not an obligatory requirement. However, applicants are expected to be free from tuberculosis at time of travel to Australia.
Can I extend my eVisitor Visa visa while in Australia?
The eVisitor for Australia cannot be extended. However, holders of this Australia online visa may be able to extend their stay by applying for a visitor visa (subclass 600) once in Australia and before the eVisitor expires.
How can I renew my eVisitor Visa for Australia?
An Australian eVisitor Visa renewal is not available, if the eVisitor expires the traveler must submit a new application from outside of Australia.