601 VISA

Electronic Travel Authority Visa Subclass 601

Indah Melindasari MARN 0961 448

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INDAH MELINDASARI, B.Com

MARN 0961 448 | UPDATED MAY 2019

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Electronic Travel Authority Visa / 601 Visa Brief Overview

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa subclass 601 is one of the Visitor visa streams to stay temporary in Australia.

This visa stream only can be applied by passport holders from certain countries. ETA allows you to visit Australia for holiday, cruise, visit family or friends and undertake some business visitor activities.

With this visa, you can visit Australia as often as you want in a 12-month period and stay up to 3 months each time you enter Australia.

You must be outside Australia when applying for this visa and the application must be made online through the ETA, alternatively, for some countries, you may apply at your travel agent or airline service provider.

You may contact them if they provide such service.

Before you apply for ETA, you have to meet the minimum requirements for this visa.

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Visa Requirements

  • Have an eligible passport from:
    • Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (excluding official or diplomatic passport), The Netherlands, United Kingdom – British Citizen, United Kingdom – British National (Overseas), United State of America, and Vatican City.
  • You must be a genuine visitor (stay temporarily in Australia, obey any condition and stay period attached to your visa).
  • You must meet health and character requirement.
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What You Can Do As an ETA Visa Holder

There are some benefits when you hold this visa:

  • Travel to Australia for a holiday
  • Visit family or friends
  • Enter Australia on a cruise