Uluru Rock. Photo by MNatividad Flickr Creative Commons
Australia is a beautiful country not just rich in history and culture, but also rich in its unique fauna and flora. Because of both it’s natural and historical beauty, Australia offers something special for the young and old at heart.
There are many amazing places to visit in Australia. At Alice Springs you will see the world famous Uluru rock. Uluru is a huge sandstone monolith located in Australia’s Northern Territory. Here you will also have the opportunity to learn more about the aboriginals who live in the area. Sydney, on the other hand, is located on the water and welcomes all visitors. Visit the breathtakingly beautiful Opera House as well as Bondi Beach that offers amazing waves for surfers.
And if it’s an ocean holiday you are after then you will not be disappointed visiting Australia. Not only will you be treated with different scenic views driving along its coastline but also diving and snorkeling in the majestic Great Barrier Reef on Australia’s East Coast.
If you want to visit Australia in 2017 as a tourist then you can now apply for the Australian ETA (Australian Electronic Tourist Authorization) which is really just a fancy word for an Australian tourist visa. In other words, no need to visit an Australian embassy, no more stickers or worrying about open pages in your passport. You simply apply online and print your confirmation. It’s that easy. Just make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after you arrive in Australia.
Apply online for your tourist visa to Australia here.
This electronic visa to Australia is a great implementation from the Australian Government. Depending on the country you live in you may still need to apply for a visa at an embassy, but the Australian eVisa is available to many countries including; the USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, and Netherlands just to name a few.
So what is the Australian electronic tourist visa and how does it work?
You simply complete an online form, fill out all of your details, pay and then wait for your visa approval. After applying for your Australian Tourist eVisa you will receive in PDF format your visa via email. The Australian tourist visa will be linked electronically to your passport. No need to visit an embassy to get a sticker in your passport showing your tourist visa for Australia. You simply print the PDF document and off you go!
The next step will be to show the copy to the airline staff that will assist you when you check in and then again to the Australian border and immigrations official on arrival. It’s that easy!
What will you need to apply online for the Australian Tourist Visa?
- Passport, valid at least 6 months after your entry date
- Credit card or PayPal account
- Computer, laptop, or smartphone
How long is the eVisa valid?
The Australian Tourist Visa is valid 1 year from the date of payment online OR when your passport expires, whichever comes first. You can stay in Australia with the tourist eVisa for a period of 3 months (90 days) maximum. Use www.iVisa.com to avoid frustrations when applying.
Sydney opera house. Photo by Steve Collis Flickr Creative Commons.