ETA should be issued prior to arrival. If required, those eligible can be issued with an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) for tourist or business travel, instead of a visa. There is no physical evidence of ETA in the passport. An ETA is verified electronically by ETA participating airlines prior to boarding and by immigration officials on arrifal in Australia.
ETAs are obtained via one of these:
- Travel agents in countries where the ETA procedures have been introduced.
- Participating airlines. Most major airlines flying to Australia are ETA capable.
- Online at www.eta.immi.gov.au
Ensure the air carrier is ETA capable and can verify the ETA for boarding. Screen prints of an ETA are not acceptable.