ETA Visas processes straightforward applications instantly and a visa grant is made within seconds, however, processing can be made lengthier if the applicant has incorrectly entered information, if the applicant has criminal convictions or if the application is referred.
In some cases, ETA tourist visas are referred. A referred visa will take longer to process. In some cases, the Australian High Commission may request additional information to process the ETA tourist visa.
Applicants for Australian tourist ETA visas should not make any irreversible travel arrangements until they receive written advice that their visa has been granted.
Apply for your ETA visa online
An ETA referral does not mean your ETA has been refused, it means your details are similar to someone who is of interest to the Australian Government. In this circumstance, the Immigration Department must further confirm that you are not the person that is of interest. This is generally a straightforward process that takes 3 business days to complete.
Referrals and delays in processing times can vary and are attributable to a number of different factors including general processing procedure, or case specific issues that arise during processing.
Applicants for Australia tourist ETA visas should not make any irreversible travel arrangements until they receive written advice that their visa has been granted.
The cost of an ETA visa is £20 and can only be purchased online.