Australian ETA visitor visas are issued for a maximum of 12 months and permit a holder to travel in and out of Australia as many times as they wish staying for up to three months on each occasion. ETA tourist visas are issued as a temporary Australian visa service and will not lead to the opportunity to switch to another immigration service or to pursue a grant of long term residency in Australia. Applicants must depart before or upon the expiry of their visa and may not engage in any form of employment whilst in the country. Studying in Australia is permitted on an ETA visa status; however candidates may only study for a maximum of three months.
An ETA visa is an electronic visa which does not involve a physical stamp in the holder’s passport. ETA visas must be applied for outside Australia and an applicant must be in possession of a passport from one of the participating countries. Although a wide range of countries are included in the Australian ETA visa scheme, not all foreign passports are eligible.