Electronic Travel Authority App

immigration consultant
Expert Knowledge, Seamless Immigration Advice.

Contact Us

Book A
Consultation

Call Us

October 30, 2020

The Department has announced on their COVID-19 mini website that they are trialling an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) mobile app (AustralianETA) for some ETA-eligible passport holders while the travel restrictions are in place.

As per the information on the website, you can apply for an ETA through the app if:

  • you meet all ETA eligibility requirements and
  • you hold a passport from Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea or the United States of America.

Before you can travel on an ETA, you must also be exempt from Australia’s travel restrictions.

Grant of an ETA through the app does not mean you have been considered for or granted an exemption to travel to Australia. You still need to apply for a travel exemption and provide evidence to support your claims. If you are not granted an exemption, you should not continue with your travel plans, as you will not be permitted to board a flight to Australia.

Please note that use of the Australian ETA app incurs a non-refundable service fee of $20. An ETA does not allow you to work in Australia, or stay longer than three months.

Latest News

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List 2021 Update

2021 has been an unpredictable year for everyone due to the impact of COVID-19, including migration changes, lockdowns and travel bans from the Australian government. However, times are changing and …

Read More

International Students To Return To Australia In 2021

The Australian government is committed to the return of international students to Australia as soon as it is safe to do so. Many Australian states and territories are working directly …

Read More

What Does Internationally Recognised Achievement Mean For Global Talent Visa?

The former Distinguished Talent visa became known as the Global Talent visa, which offers a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals, or for those who have achieved prominence in …

Read More

Can The 408 Visa Help You During COVID-19?

What You Need to Know About the 408 Temporary Activity Visas The Subclass 408 Temporary Activity visa has been a lifesaving visa for thousands of people in Australia whose fate …

Read More