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  • 2019

Requirements Involving Australia Visa for US Citizens Set to Change

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Make sure you’re aware of recent updates to the Visa requirements in Australia and New Zealand.

All countries update their visa requirements periodically. Australia and New Zealand have recently made changes in their visa requirements that affect U.S, citizens. There are new stipulations to receive an Australia visa for U.S. citizens.

Those who are traveling for tourism or business are eligible to apply for an electronic travel authorization (ETA) at airlines, travel agents Australia’s online Visa website, and Australian visa offices.

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To qualify for an ETA or any visa you must meet the following requirements to travel to Australia:

•   Valid passport – expiration date must be more than three months from Australia arrival date

•   Have no disease that poses a public health risk for Australian citizens

•   Require no medical care or services that deny Australian citizens to the same

•   No prior criminal record

•   Might be required to submit to a medical examination to ensure you are in compliance with Australia’s health requirements

The ETA allows you to remain in Australia for three, six, or twelve months. The time allotment is dependent on what you applied for and what was approved. The ETA can be used to enter Australia multiple times during its validity time and as long as your passport is still valid.

When applying for your ETA, make sure the information you enter matches your passport. If a discrepancy is found, it can invalidate your visa and result in you being denied entry into Australia.

After completing your ETA application online, you will receive it in approximately three working days. Be sure to check spam and junk mail folders if it hasn’t arrived. Keep a copy on your cellphone and print a copy to take to the airport when you arrive in Australia. Entry to the country requires both documents.

If you have any questions, call us at 1.888.804.CRUISE (2784), and we’ll provide you with the information you need. You can relax knowing you’re prepared with all the documents you need.

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