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1. Posted by maggiesim (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Hi.. I am going to Australia soon and I am thinking of applying visa online using this website, -snip-. Seems simpler process... Anyone tried this before?

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

2. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 431 posts) 2y

Hi - the website has been snipped from your message but I assume you mean the ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) from the Austalian Department of Immigration website. You'll need a credit card - it costs AUD 20 for the service but it is quick and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I had to use it last year at Kuala Lumpur airport because we were returning to NZ via Australia and they wouldn't let me through with my UK passport as a transit passenger. It's easy to use and hassle-free.

3. Posted by maggiesim (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

OH... haha... Why is that snipped off? I dont mean that but I mean website from evisaasia .... Add www in front and com at the back. :P

4. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 431 posts) 2y

That site is charging USD 20 which works out at AUD19 - slightly cheaper than the Australian Immigration website. Whether it is legitimate or not I have no idea but there's no reason to suggest it's not.

5. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 431 posts) 2y

Sorry - no!!! USD 20 works out at AUS 21.11 - the Aussie Immigration website works out cheaper and is definitely legitimate!

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 2y

Always get any visa for Australia directly from the Australian Department of Immigration. Everyone else is a third party, charging more.

Also, do you actually need a tourist visa? An eVisitor is free, and has replaced the tourist visa for most visitors from many countries.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Oct-2013, at 23:32 by Sander ]