eVisitor visa application

Unless you are an Australian citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country. New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. All other passport holders, regardless of age, must apply for a visa before leaving home!*

To enter Australia as a tourist, you will need one of the following type of visas:

  • eVisitor (subclass 651): this visa is for multiple visits to Australia for tourism or business purposes for up to three months at a time within one year. This visa is available to passport holders from a number of european countries. This visa cannot be extended.
  • Visitor visa (subclass 600): it allows you to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes. It is open to all nationalities. Generally, a period of stay of up to three months is granted. It is possible to extend it, for another period of up to 12 months it may be granted in certain circumstances.

Australia welcomes visitors from around the world. The eVisitor service is one of the quickest and simplest ways to apply for a tourism or business visit.

To ensure you enjoy your time in Australia please carefully read the information below which sets out who is eligible to use the eVisitor service and explains the conditions that apply to eVisitor holders during their stay.

eVisitor conditions

The criteria for applying for an eVisitor include:

  • you must be outside of Australia to make the application;
  • you must hold an eVisitor eligible passport; and
  • you must have a genuine intention to visit Australia temporarily for either:
  • tourism purpose, which can include visiting family or friends; or
  • business purpose, which can include attending:
    • education or business meetings;
    • seminars;
    • conventions; or
    • conferences.

If you are granted an eVisitor the following conditions will apply to you:

  • you must not engage in any studies or training for more than three months;
  • you are free from tuberculosis when you travel to, and enter, Australia; and
  • you have no criminal convictions for which you have been sentenced for a total combined period of 12 months or more, whether or not the sentence/s were served.

You may be subject to further visa conditions depending on the purpose of your visit to Australia.

Your visa permits you to enter Australia as often as you wish within 12 months from the date the visa is granted and you may stay in Australia for up to three months each time you enter Australia.

Note: British National Overseas (BNO), British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person and British Subject passport holders are not eligible to apply for an eVisitor.

How do you find out if you have been granted an eVisitor?

The department will send you an email once a decision has been made on your eVisitor application, therefore, it is important that you enter a correct email address into the application form.

Make sure that the email you use is still valid, that the storage capacity is not full and that your email spam scanner will accept emails from immi.gov.au. You should check your junk email box on a regular basis to ensure messages from the department have not been incorrectly identified as spam.

Travelling with children who are included in your passport?

All travellers must have their own visa or eVisitor to travel to Australia, even where there is more than one person included on a passport. If you have children included on your passport, they cannot be included on your eVisitor application and are required to submit their own applications.

When you apply for a visa or eVisitor for children who are included on your passport, you will need to enter the passport details exactly as they appear in your own passport, replacing the name, date of birth, sex and country of birth with your children’s details as they appear in your passport.

For European citizens:

European citizens will need to apply for an eVisitor Visa from outside of Australia, before they travel. This type of visa allows you to visit Australia as many times as you wish within a year as long as each trip is shorter than three months.  With this visa you can

  • visit family or friends
  • cruise or have a holiday
  • undertake business visitor activities
  • study or train for up to 3 months, in some circumstances

You need to have a passport from one of the following countries this visa:

eVisitor Requirements

When applying for the eVisitor visa, you need the following:

  • passport, valid for at least six more months
  • a valid e-mail address
  • address
  • credit or debit card to pay the fee

The eVisitor is valid for 1 year and you will receive the visa via email.

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