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| Updated on Jul 7, 2016

Checking eVisa Status

Checking your eVisa status is very simple and easy to do. First of all, it is important to know who issued your Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa. If your ETA was issued by the Australian Government you can check your status in the governments website.

If a registered agent or a travel agent issued your ETA, then it will be electronically linked directly to your passport. What does this mean? That you cannot check your eVisa status in the governments' website. In this case, you may check your visa status in any travel agency.

The ETA is NOT stamped in your passport, it is electronically attached, which means any airline, immigration officer or travel agent can check the validity of an ETA with your passport number.

Check your eVisa status with iVisa:

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Australia iVisa is a commercial website to apply for the Visitor 601 ETA. Our team of specialized immigration consultants, review, submit and provide regular status updates of your ETA via email. Apply for your online visa in the following website

How does and eVisa work? You will not be given a stamp or label in your passport to show that you have been granted an ETA. A record of your ETA is stored electronically. Airline, immigration and travel agent staff have access to this information and may confirm that you can enter Australia.

To apply for an Electronic Travel Authority you must be a passport holder of one of the following countries:

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, British Nationals Overseas (BNO), USA, Vatican City State

Types of eVisas: There are two types of visitor visas:

  1. Business visa
  2. Visitor visa, to visit friends and family.

Business Visa - ETA Subclass 601 An ETA allows you to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes for up to three months per visit. You may use this ETA as many times as you want for up to a year always remaining no more than three months at a time. Applicants must be outside Australia at time of application and time of grant.

Visitor Visa / ETASubclass 600 A Visitor Visa is a temporary visa allowing a stay in Australia of up to three, six or 12 months. Applicants can apply from both outside and within Australia. Some tourists or business visitors are eligible to apply for an online application for an e600 Tourist visa.

The correct travel visa for you depends on your specific needs, and your ability to meet the criteria for the various visa types.

If you obtain a visa to Australia, and once in the country wish to stay longer than the 3-month limit per visit, you may be able to apply for further stay while within the country. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, the total duration of your stay in Australia cannot exceed 12 months. If your application is refused for any reason, you must leave Australia before the expiry of your original visa.

Also note, that if a new visitor visa is granted, any existing visas, such as an ETA or other travel visa will no longer be valid.

All Australian travel visa types permit multiple-entry for as long as the visa and passport remain valid. For this reason, it is extremely important to verify your passport's expiration date before applying for the visa.

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