Legal Disclaimer

The Department of Home Affairs – DHA, is responsible for immigration and customs border policy and reinforces Australia’s National security and law enforcement policy, Emergency management, including crisis management and disaster recovery, Countering terrorism policy and coordination, Cyber security policy and coordination, Countering foreign interference, Critical infrastructure protection, Multicultural affairs, Countering violent extremism programs and Transport Security.

The DHA chooses foreign nationals as permanent and temporary residents of Australia. They also extend protection to refugees. DHA generates, expands and manages Australia’s admissibility program, which sets the conditions for entering and remaining in Australia. DHA also performs, with the cooperation of its partners, the screening of prospective permanent and temporary residents to safeguard Australian’s well-being, security, safety, and health. Fundamentally, the DHA fosters a vigorous and strong Australia by abetting immigrants and refugees to settle and fully integrate into the Australian culture and the nation, and by encouraging, nurturing and facilitating Australian citizenship.

An electronic Travel Authority or “eTA”. applies to all citizens of visa-exempt countries, who wish to fly to, or transit through, an Australian airport. An Australian eTA is valid for one year, or until the passport that it’s electronically linked to expires. An eTA that is valid, will allow you to visit Australia for up to three (3) months at a time. Note that if you get a new passport, you will then need to obtain a new eTA.

When you submit your eTA application through our website, we present it to the Australian Department of Home Affairs electronically. Once the process is finalized, you will obtain your Australian eTA by email. If your eTA is approved, check that the passport number in your eTA approval email matches the number in your passport. If they don’t match, you need to apply for a new eTA.

If your electronic travel authority application is approved, it establishes that you are eligible to travel, but does not establish that you are admissible to enter Australia. Upon arrival into Australia, you will be inspected by a Border Force Officer at a port of entry who will ask to see your passport along with other documents. The Border Force Officer may determine that you are inadmissible for any reason under Australian law. It is your responsibility to convince the officer that you are eligible for entry into Australia.

All information provided by you, or on your behalf by a designated third party, must be true and correct. An Australian electronic travel authority may be revoked at any time and for any reason, such as new information influencing eligibility. You may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties if you knowingly and willfully make a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in an electronic Travel Authorization application submitted by you or on your behalf.

GovAssist, or any of its affiliates and/or divisions are not affiliated with the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Department of Immigration & Border Protection, the Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Force, or any other Australian governmental agency. We are not a law firm, do not provide legal advice, and are not a substitute for an attorney. Listed purchase prices for Electronic Entry Permit application services include government fees. The applications completed using our service are available as blank forms on some Australian government websites. We are a private, internet-based travel service provider dedicated to helping individuals travel to Australia.

Note: By using you understand that you are applying for an Australian Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), as prescribed under subclass 601 of the Migration Act 1958. Migration Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1) of the Migration Regulations 1994. Issued by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship. All applicants seeking to satisfy the criteria for a Subclass 601 visa are required to satisfy the primary criteria in Division 601.2. and attempting to obtain an Australian ETA by the willful & deliberate misrepresentation of a material fact, or fraud, is an offense under the Department of Home Affairs, whose rules are enforced by the Australian Border Force. and may result in the permanent refusal of an Australian eTA, or adjudicated inadmissibility for entry into Australia as well as removal from Australia and its territories after entry has been granted based on such willful misrepresentations.