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Do I Need A Visa For Vistiting Australia...  
User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

I'm going to Oz in June for a month...well June 10th - July 13th to be precise.

Do I need to apply for any type of visa or is it like the US where you are given the forms before landing?

Thanks in advance

AMSMAN


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User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

No you need an ETA, I'm sure Ireland qualifies for the scheme.

http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

The airline/travel agent you book with will do this visa for your. Some of them charge a fee and some airlines do it free of charge for you.


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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7334 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 2):
The airline/travel agent you book with will do this visa for your. Some of them charge a fee and some airlines do it free of charge for you.

Organise it yourself, trust me I deal with ETAs every day, and unfortunately travel agents have a habit of mucking up some of the details which of course can create problems at check in for the passenger.

Visas/ETAs are required by every nationality except New Zealand. Ireland is a candidate for ETA. It must be applied for in advance, but airlines with flights to Australia can generally organise one for you at their service desks for a fee.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12277 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1685 times:
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if you live in New Zealand then you don't need a visa to visit Australia and vv

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8602 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1649 times:
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Quoting 777ER (Reply 4):
if you live in New Zealand then you don't need a visa to visit Australia and vv

not quite correct - if you have a New Zealand passport then you dont need a visa to visit Australia ( provided of course you have no criminal record etc etc ) however there are many people living in New Zealand who hold other passports - these people do require either a visa or an E.T.A. depending on what sort of passport they are travelling on )



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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

Just a word of warning however, although a Visa or ETA is required, and an ETA is far easier to obtain, please do check (or get your Travel Agent to do it for you) with all carriers on your intended route that they are "approved" to accept an ETA as valid travel documentation beacause not all carriers are.

The reason is that a Visa wil be in your passport and we be easily inspected by anyone who's interested, however an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) will only give a "yes or no" (whether to accept for travel or not) answer to certain computer inputs, ie Passport no., DOB, Nationaility etc as entered by the carrier at your point of emabarkation. Not all carriers will have this facility or have access to the necessary software to be able to check your ETA's validity or otherwise.

Just be careful, but have fun regardless!  bigthumbsup 



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