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What are the requirements of Tourist Visas for Australia

By Shaz Memon Subscribe to RSS | November 30th 2011 | Views:

For making a trip to Australia, a land of enchanting beauty, you have to get Australian Tourist Visa. Visa denotes the legal validity to travel to a destination in some other country. When a person secures a Visa, this means that he or she got an official permission to enter a country. The Visa is important for a government to keep a control on the entry of aliens in a country. The most commonly used Visas are passport entry Visa, which allows the visitor to stay in the country for a specified duration and the other type is, immigrant Visa which is allowed to those who want to settle in the country permanently. Tourist Visas to Australia allow the travellers to stay in this country for a short holiday. With validity for a period of 12 months from the date of issue this Visa allows multiple entries.

Australia has remained one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world owing to its natural splendour. Every year a considerable number of tourists visit this amazing land from around the world. The Visas to Australia are of various types, depending on the purpose of visiting this country. Australia tourist Visas are meant for those tourists who want to enjoy this country and return back after a short period.

Acquiring tourist Visa to Australia is quite easy today with the help of internet. For getting tourist Visas for Australia you do not have to visit the Local Australian Visa Office personally. Now most of the people get the Australian Travel Visas through online. Electronic Visas or Electronic Travel Authorities (ETAs) are the most commonly issued Australian Visa which are granted on meeting the eligibility criteria. E-Visas are valid for 12 months from the date of issue and the process of acquiring is also very easy.

ETA allows multiple visits to Australia with a maximum period of three months for each visit. For getting an ETA Visa you have to be a passport holder of any of the countries and regions specified by Government of Australia. The requirements for ETA Visas are, you must not have a criminal background, must have a sound health; you should have a valid passport from an ETA approved country and must apply for a Visa outside Australia.

For the application forms of ETA Australian Visas you have to be on the official government web site where filling up the form and paying some fixed fees you can complete the application and look for approval. With a valid passport and access to the web you can save a lot of time and moreover, you get the facility of paying with credit card. The ETA Australian Visas have validity for 12 months for the date of issue. Before getting an ETA checking the validity of the current passport is important.

For the tourist Visa holders to Australia, it is important to get your own health insurance coverage. A multiple-entry Visa is advisable for the tourists as it will enable you to enter and exit the border more than once. The short period students to Australia too, the Australia tourist Visa is preferable when they are not studying more than three months. For Australian Tourist Visas you can take help of the Australian Visa service center or local travel agent too. Please visit our site for more information:

Shaz Memon - About Author:
Art Vandelay has been in the ministry of foreign affairs for a considerable period of time. He has a thorough knowledge of the various kinds of Visas in Australia . His research helps us a lot in dealing with all Visa related issues.

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