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Apr 30, 2014

Advantages of Australia Tourist ETA Visa

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The most hypnotizing continent of the world – Australia, is one of the hottest tourist destinations among the people across the globe. If you are in a mindset of Australian migration you must apply for an Australian tourist visa. Vacations in Australia are no doubt mind blowing and always very close to the heart. The country appeases the tourists with captivating sights and amazing indoor and outdoor adventures. To immigrate to any foreign country, you have to hold a authentic visa. Visa is a legal document which testifies that the person to whom it belongs to is authorized to enter the territory of the specific country for which it is issued. It is issued by the department of immigration of that particular nation for which you have applied for. Likewise, if you are planning to travel to Australia for vacations, either with your family, friends or alone, then you have to apply for tourist visa to Australia and travel ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) visa.

One of the most common and easily applied for visa for Australia these days is ETA tourist visa. This visa is issued for 12 months and the holder can spend up to three consecutive months in the territory as a tourist. ETA visa is electronically attached to the applicants passport, thus if your passport expires before the validity of your ETA then your visa automatically expires. So, before applying make sure to check your passport validity date. ETAs are only issued to ETA eligible countries which are enlisted by the Department of immigration and citizenship (DIAC), which are as follows: Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong (SAR), Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and United States of America.

ETA tourist visa can be applied online. Many online visa provider companies are populating the web these days, you just have to search one which is genuine by reading its terms and conditions and other policies. These companies charge you with some processing fees and in return serve you with the benefit of some extra services. Applicants of tourist visa must not be involved into any criminal proceedings and is not permitted to undertake any work while staying in Australian territory on a tourist visa. Limited volunteer work may be acceptable. The holder of Australian tourist visa should make sure to leave the Australian territory as per the expiry date mentioned; else strict actions can be taken against him. If the applicant intends to stay for longer time, say than three months, then he can apply for another visa, before the expiration of his prior visa.