You are a German citizen and consider visiting Australia, aren’t you? If so, you need to learn some useful things, like how to apply for an Australian visa for German citizens. We’ll discuss it here in this article.
If you are a citizen of Germany and are planning a trip to Australia to spend a holiday, for social recreation purposes, sightseeing, or to visit your friends/relatives, you must obtain an Australian eVisitor.
It is a mandatory entry document permitting to visit Australia numerous times (30 days for each visit) during the validity period of one year.
To be able to apply, you must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of your arrival in Australia.
German citizens simply need to complete an online application form, provide supporting documents, and pay the fee. Once the application is submitted, applicants will receive a confirmation email with the ETA document.
Important! As long as you stay in Australia, you should not work. That is, you must not seek employment.
The eVisitor eligibility
To be eligible for an Australian eVisitor, German citizens must satisfy such conditions:
- you must have an effective passport – your travel document must stay valid for at least 180 days from the intended date of arrival in Australia
- you must be free of tuberculosis
- you should have a clean criminal record
- you should own a working device that you can use for applying – for example, your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or PC
- you need a stable internet connection – either mobile or Wi-Fi
- you should have the ability to pay online – own a debit/credit card or a PayPal account.
The Australian eVisitor application process is very simple and straightforward. The applications for Australian eVisas can be completed in just a few minutes. When applying, you must be outside Australia. All you need to do is to complete some steps:
- Fill out the online application form and submit it. You may be requested to provide some data such as your name and surname, date of birth, email address, phone number, nationality, and date of arrival in Australia.
- Double-check the application. It must be complete and error-free. Avoid any mistakes and typos.
- Cover the processing fee. There are several payment methods available on our website – for example, PayPal and debit/credit cards. You may feel free to choose any of them, as each one is secure.
- Check your email account. Regularly update your inbox, as the confirmation letter will be sent to your email address. The approved Australian ETA will be delivered as a PDF document. You should have access to your email account.
You can then use your Australian eVisitor visa to travel to Australia for up to 3 months. Note that the ETA is connected to the applicant’s passport, so there is no need to print the document out.
All German travelers, regardless of age, must obtain an eVisitor if going to Australia. In case of underage visitors, the parents or guardians should fill out the form for minors.
The Australian eVisa is issued for a period of 12 months (one year). Its validity starts at the moment of issuance. The ETA allows its holders to travel to Australia unlimited times for spending a holiday, recreation, visiting friends and family and for other related purposes – neither related to medical treatment nor employment.
Note that each visit mustn’t exceed 90 days (3 months). Between the visits, you must have a stay of a minimum of 3 days outside Australia.
The Australian eVisa is directly connected to the applicant’s passport. Any changes, such as changing name or surname, as well as passport’s expiration make the ETA invalid. If your passport expires soon, consider renewing it.
Please keep in mind that the Australian electronic visa doesn’t permit you to work in Australia.
If you’re planning to work on non-ongoing, a specialist category of work for the short-term period in Australia, you must apply for Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400).