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How long does it take to receive a Visa for Australia?

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1. Posted by Libertas (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

I live in Canada and have read that you should apply for a Visa well in advance for your trip. I would like to apply for the basic ETA Visa. On average, how long does it take to process and receive it? Thank you

2. Posted by nick5466 (Budding Member 23 posts) 9y

When i applied for my working holiday visa it took about 2 hours to get processed. I live in the uk. It shouldnt take too long as its all done electronically now on your passport number.

3. Posted by diesel276 (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

Mine was completed within 24 hours and that was even over a weekend, again I'm a UK citizen but I would think your application would take a similar amount of time if done online!

4. Posted by johnnycash (Budding Member 35 posts) 9y

found this site that seems really handy

http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/

5. Posted by gandk (Full Member 100 posts) 9y

took me about 3 minutes to do it online no worries

6. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 9y

I done mine online and got it in 2 hrs, the only thing i need to worry about now is finding somewhere over christmas to stay, off on Nov 1st :)

7. Posted by ariommac (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I sent mine off to Australia High Comission yo London (from Scotland) and got it back within a fortnight. Was amazed as had been told it woud take seeral months!