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Australian Business Visa - ETA Short Stay

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The ETA Business Visa allows business people to visit Australia for work reasons for up to 3 months to conduct business. It operates on the same conditions as the Australian ETA Tourist Visa.

The Australian ETA is an electronically stored authorisation for travel to Australia, meaning you don't need paper documentation or a stamp in your passport.

How to Apply for an Instant ETA Business Visa

  • Complete the Online Application.
  • Enter travel information and passport details for each traveller.
  • After payment, your application is processed instantly and linked to your passport number.
  • Your ETA status is confirmed by email within a few minutes.

What activities count as 'business activities' when staying in Australia on an ETA? 

Examples of business activities include:

The visa does not include acting or music performance or commercial film making.

Which countries are eligible for the ETA Business Visa? 

The following passport holders are able to access Australia's Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) issuing system online.

ETA Eligible Countries

The following passport holders can be issued an ETA Visa online:
Andorra Austria Belgium Brunei Canada
Denmark Finland France Germany Greece
Hong Kong (SAR) Iceland Ireland Italy Japan
Liechtenstein Luxembourg Malaysia Malta Monaco
The Netherlands Norway Portugal Republic of San Marino Singapore
South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan*
United Kingdom (British Citizen) United Kingdom (Overseas)** United States of America  Vatican City  

What are the conditions of the ETA Business Visa?

Short-stay business visitors to Australia must be willing and able to abide by the visa validity and conditions while in Australia. If you do not abide by these conditions, your visa may be cancelled or you may be subject to other penalties.

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