Jetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2885 posts, RR: 4 Posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1520 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?
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FlashFlyGuy From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1359 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....
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.
ANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1275 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.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1224 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.