Australia or down under is a beacon for tourists, students and immigrants seeking out a better way of life. It certainly has something different to offer everyone, and has a rich tradition and culture that brings out the beauty of life, down under. If you are planning to visit Australia for a short while, to do some sightseeing, such as the Great Barrier Reef and much more – then you need to know that you must have a valid visa for doing so. You can search online for “visa Australia” to get more information on how to apply and more importantly, when and where to apply for the same.
But if you happen to be a citizen from Singapore, Brunei, United States and a few other nations, then you need not bother heading over to the nearest Australian consulate to apply for a travel visa. Instead of searching for visas to visit Australia, you can just search ‘Australia ETA’ and that should help list out the right websites for the same. An ETA is an electronic travel authorization where your passport is directly linked with the electronic travel authorization. Basically, it means that you can enter the nation legally, stay/ reside for certain duration, enjoy everything that Australia has to offer and then leave, back for your home country before your ETA expires.
How to speed up the process
Given that the consulate receives thousands of visa applications and ETA applications each day, you may want to email/ phone or contact them once you have applied for yours. You need to tell them your application id, passport number, name and other relevant information so that they can identify your ETA application immediately and help speed up the process. This is why, when you are applying for your ETA or any form of Visa, you do so well in advance.