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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2800 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1442 times:
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This summer I am going to Australia. How do I apply for a Visa to gain entry into the country. It is the first time I have left the country so I am not framiliar with the process. Do I have to go to the embassy?
Thanks
Blue


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User currently offlineDFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

I think you can do it online. Check website below.

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


User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2052 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Assuming you are a US Citizen, you need to get one online from the Electronic Travel Authority, and it just takes a few clicks to do so. Go to http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/

Enjoy Aussie, it's a great country!

Cheers
Coal



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User currently offlineBlrBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

If you are an American citizen then go to this site and apply for ETA... it is good for 3 months stay..
http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/



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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2800 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1432 times:
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Quoting Coal (Reply 2):
Enjoy Aussie, it's a great country!

Thank you I will.
Blue



You push down on that yoke, the houses get bigger, you pull back on the yoke, the houses get bigger- Ken Foltz
User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2052 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Damn! The internet is slow here in Jo'burg and got beat!

Where in Aussie are you going? And are you going just for holidays?

Cheers
Coal



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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2800 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
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Quoting Coal (Reply 5):
Where in Aussie are you going?

Im starting in Sydney and moving my way up the coast. The trip is 20 days its for a student ambassador program.

Quoting Coal (Reply 5):
And are you going just for holidays?

No. Im going to represent American students.
Blue



You push down on that yoke, the houses get bigger, you pull back on the yoke, the houses get bigger- Ken Foltz
User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

Hi,

Sorry to hijack.

I arrive SYD 22nd Feb and leave 25th Feb. I am just visiting. I have a UK passport. Do I also need this Visa? I wasn't made aware at the time of booking.

Swiftski


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1365 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 7):
I arrive SYD 22nd Feb and leave 25th Feb. I am just visiting. I have a UK passport. Do I also need this Visa? I wasn't made aware at the time of booking.

You can get a visa on arrival.

Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Thread starter):
Do I have to go to the embassy?

No. You can do it online. Check out http://www.immi.gov.au

BTW I thought you were coming as part of some student program..didn't they arrange for your visa?



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1326 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 7):
I arrive SYD 22nd Feb and leave 25th Feb. I am just visiting. I have a UK passport. Do I also need this Visa? I wasn't made aware at the time of booking.

I'd get one if I were you - it's very easy, just go to www.smarttraveler.gov.au. It's valid for 3 months.

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 8):
You can get a visa on arrival.

Really ? The airline will check for an ETA in your name when you check-in, if you don't have one normally they won't let you board. I'd go to the website and apply for the ETA if I were you, Swiftski


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2800 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
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Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 8):
BTW I thought you were coming as part of some student program..didn't they arrange for your visa?

I pay for the trip and just have to get a passport myself. I still have to see if I get my own Visa or if they get it for me. I have to check on that. Thanks for the links
Blue



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User currently offlineFlashFlyGuy From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1281 times:



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 10):
I pay for the trip and just have to get a passport myself. I still have to see if I get my own Visa or if they get it for me. I have to check on that. Thanks for the links

When my niece was part of a similar program from Australia to the US, the organisation arranged the visas for all students. That way they are sure ALL participants have a visa. Blue, do you have a teacher rep for the company at your school? Check with them....or give the company a call and check. You might be getting a little ahead of yourself here, this sort of stuff wasn't covered until about 6-8 weeks before 'our kids' travelled....  Wink

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 8):
You can get a visa on arrival.

Are you sure? I'm pretty certain that all people not travelling on an Australian passport REQUIRE a visa BEFORE arrival. INCLUDING those from the UK. I think (and don't quote me on this (not going to go check it)) there may be different (visa free) requirements for New Zealand passport holders...

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 7):
I arrive SYD 22nd Feb and leave 25th Feb. I am just visiting. I have a UK passport. Do I also need this Visa? I wasn't made aware at the time of booking.

As JGPH1 said, "I'd go to the website and apply for the ETA if I were you, Swiftski". There are ways of getting it for free, or you can pay for it, check it out.

Did you arrange this trip through a travel agent? Because they really should be aware of the Australian visa requirement.


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2800 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1264 times:
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Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 11):
Blue, do you have a teacher rep for the company at your school?

No it is with the program. She just went in for some surgery so I have to wait and then give her a jingle. Thanks though.
Blue



You push down on that yoke, the houses get bigger, you pull back on the yoke, the houses get bigger- Ken Foltz
User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1253 times:



Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 8):
You can get a visa on arrival.

No you can't. The airlines needs to confirm that you have an ETA before you board, otherwise they get fined, and have to fly you back to where you came from.


User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1197 times:



Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 11):
Are you sure? I'm pretty certain that all people not travelling on an Australian passport REQUIRE a visa BEFORE arrival. INCLUDING those from the UK.

Agree, although I think NZ passport holders are also exempt. Everyone else needs an ETA, or they won't be allowed on the plane.

However it doesn't seem to speed up the arrival process. Makes you wonder if Australian Immigration Inspector even has access to the ETA data. If you've been approved you would expect to just get waved (or waived) through.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1146 times:



Quoting ANother (Reply 14):
However it doesn't seem to speed up the arrival process. Makes you wonder if Australian Immigration Inspector even has access to the ETA data. If you've been approved you would expect to just get waved (or waived) through.

An ETA is an Electronic Travel Authority - it gives you the right to travel to Australia. Granting an ETA confers however no automatic right of entry into Australia. This is at the sole discretion of the immigration authorities on arrival. They can still deny you entry if they want.


User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1090 times:

If you are using a travel agent, they should be able to arrange the travel visa for you. Other wise, you can apply online through the above links.


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