Anyone who wishes to travel to Australia must obtain a visa when he isn’t a citizen of the country. Whether you are going to go to Melbourne and Sydney or check out for adventures in the Outback, Australia provides visitors diverse geography and a rich culture. Tourism is a significant part of the economy of the country and getting a tourist visa is not easy. You need to be a holder of an eligible passport from another country and you have to allow enough time for documents to be processed. However, Australia has embraced the internet in its visa process, therefore making paper work not typically important. The following are the steps to getting an electronic visa to travel to Australia.
Visit the Australia Electronic Travel Authority Website
Citizens of other countries like Canada and the United States can use this electronic authorisation program for their Australian visa application. An “Apply for Visa” option can be found at the top of the page. Applicants can enter the requested pieces of information on the following page. Such information includes the name, birth date, country of citizenship and passport number of the applicant. It is imperative to enter information honestly as it will be verified before granting a visa.
Pick the Kind of Visa to Apply For
Short Validity Business and Visitor visas are offered by the Australia Electronic Travel Authority in a simplified process. Anyone who plans to be in the country for less than 3 months without working must apply for visitor’s Australia visa. This option is found at the window following the “Visitor” option. People who are going to Australia for business purposes must pick the option “Short Validity Business.”
Check the Box Which States the Applicant is Outside of Australia
The Australia Electronic Travel Authority system is not for visa applicants who are already in Australia. Applicants can type n the email address and complete other required information on the page. When done, the “Next” option must be clicked. Information needed on this page includes birth dates and passport numbers. Each piece of information should match the information provided earlier. Then there’s another “Next” option to be clicked.
Record the Reference Number which Appears
The reference number lets you get updates on the visa application status. The “Submit” button must be clicked. The next page requires the applicant to enter his credit card information in the forms. Often, the visa approved thirty seconds following the submission of the online ETA application.
17 Aug 2016