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Visa Information

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ALL TRAVELLERS, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia.

Australian border control visa
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Visas will be issued to travellers as an electronic record on the departmentís computer systems and/or as a label or a stamp in your passport.

Any fees paid for a visa application are not refundable regardless of the outcome of the application.

To remain longer in Australia than your original visa allows, you are required to obtain another visa. You must apply for a new visa before your current visa expires. The best time to apply is about two weeks before your current visa expires to allow enough time for processing of your new visa application.

electronic visa eligible passports...

Travel documents
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As of July 2005 the list of the countries eligible is listed bellow. This list is continuously updating. Please check the Department of Immigration web site for the latest details.

Andorra; Luxembourg; Austria; Malaysia; Barain; Malta; Belgium; Monaco; Brunei; The Netherlands; Canada; Norway; Czech Republic; Oman; Denmark; Portugal; Estonia; Poland; Finland; Qatar; France; Republic of Cyprus; Germany; Republic of San Marino; Greece; Singapore; Hong Kong (SAR); South Korea; Hungary; Spain; Iceland; Slovak Republic; Ireland; Slovenia; Italy; Sweden; Japan; Switzerland; Kuwait; United Arab Emirates; Latvia; United Kingdom - British Citizen; Liechtenstein; USA; Lithuania; Vatican City.

eta (electronic travel authority)

An ETA will let you spend up to three months in Australia and you can apply for an ETA visa, via the Internet. Please note that not all countries have an arrangement with Australia for an ETA system.

Andorra; Austria; Belgium; Brunei; Canada; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hong Kong SAR; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Malta; Monaco; Netherlands; Norway; Portugal; San Marino; Singapore; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom; USA; Vatican City.

Please check the Internet Visa Services web site for the latest details.

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