Travel Visa for Australia, New Zealand & Fiji

 

Australia

Do I need a Visa to Enter Australia?

Yes, unless you are an Australian citizen. Most of our clients use an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)
 

How do I apply for a Visa?

When Australia re-opened their borders in 2022, they changed the Visa Requirements. We are no longer able to apply for Visas (ETAs) on behalf of clients. The process may differ depending on your situation. We are happy to provide help to our clients as they navigate this process.
 

For USA passport holders, visiting Australia for less than 3 months with no criminal history:

Learn about character requirements

1. Search “Australia ETA” on your smartphone’s app store.

2. Follow the prompts which include

  • Take a photo of the passport
  • Scan passport chip with NFC (make sure to enable NFC on your phone)
  • Take a photo of the traveler
  • Answer questions about traveler’s criminal history
  • Answer questions about other passports
  • Answer questions about other names
  • Pay 20AUD

3. Processing time varies. Most people receive their approval within minutes, but it could take hours or days.

  • Some clients have reported the need to submit additional documentation, such as proof of name change or birth certificate

4. Bring a copy of your approval on your trip, just in case.

Click here to learn more
 

For USA passport holders with criminal history:

1. Review Australia’s character requirements and definition of substantial criminal record
2. Contact your Destination Specialist for advice.
3. You can apply for the Visitor Visa (subclass 600) to provide additional information.
4. Processing time varies from 15 days to 20 months
 

For non-USA Passport Holders and other situations:

Please use the Visa Finder to learn about the visa you need.
 

Tips for filling out your Australia ETA application

1. ETA are instantly approved unless there are any application errors or eligibility issues.

a. Most common eligibility issues seen involve criminal convictions. Please see our tips for USA passport holders with criminal history above before filling out your form.
b. Avoid the following common errors that will hold up your application.

  • Name Mis-spelling – Double check your work!
  • Entering dates in the USA format instead of DAY – MONTH- YEAR
  • Mixing up the SURNAME and FIRST NAME Fields

2. ETAs can ONLY be processed through the official Australian ETA App on your smart phone.

3. If you are unable to complete the ETA application you can apply for a standard Tourist Visa – subclass 600 – via a web form. Processing time is currently about 3 weeks.
4. Questions? Call the Global Service Center BEFORE submitting your application to ensure quick processing times.

  • Phone Number +61 2 6196 0196

 

Does my passport need to be valid for 6 months to enter Australia?

No, Australia only requires a valid passport to visit Australia. It is strongly recommended, that all travelers intending to vacation in Australia have a passport valid for at least 3 months beyond their trip return dates. This protects you in the event that you need to extend your vacation for any reason, such as medical emergencies, natural disasters, airline strikes etc. For more details on eligibility for Australian Tourist Visa’s refer to the Department of Home Affairs, Australia
 

Do I need the COVID vaccine to visit Australia?

We have detailed all COVID related travel requirements here.
 

New Zealand

Do I need a Visa to enter New Zealand?

Yes, to visit New Zealand you will need to apply for a Visa, most commonly a NZeTA. You will also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Tax (IVL). Those transiting through New Zealand will also need to apply for a NZeTA.
 

How do I apply for a NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority)?

1. Fill out the NZeTA form. You will need to supply your passport details. You can do this:

2. Pay the NZeTA application fee, payable by credit or debit card. The price depends on how you apply:

  • Applying via the mobile app: $9 NZD
  • Applying via the website: $12 NZD

3. Pay the IVL. You will be charged for the IVL when paying for your NZeTA – it’s all done in the same transaction. In total, both will cost you about $30 USD.

You will receive your NZeTA online via email. It may take up to 72 hours for your NZeTA to be processed. Most are processed in as little as 10 minutes.
 

Does my passport need to be valid for 6 months to enter New Zealand?

6 months is not required. The Department of Immigration (New Zealand) requires your passport to be valid for 3 months beyond your travel return date.
 

Do I need the COVID vaccine to visit New Zealand?

We have detailed all COVID related travel requirements here.
 

Fiji

Do I need a Visa to visit Fiji?

No. a Visa is not required for short tourist stays.
 

Does my passport need to be valid for 6 months to enter Fiji?

Yes, Fiji requires that you have 6 months validity on your passport beyond your travel dates.
 

Do I need the COVID vaccine to visit Fiji?

We have detailed all COVID related travel requirements here.
 

Vanuatu

Do I need a Visa to visit Vanuatu?

No, a Visa is not required for short tourist stays.
 

Does my passport need to be valid for 6 months to enter Vanuatu?

Yes, Vanuatu requires your passport to be valid for 6 months from the time you plan to enter Vanuatu.
 

Tahiti (French Polynesia)

Do I need a Visa to visit Tahiti?

No, a Visa is not required for short tourist stays.
 

Does my passport need to be valid for 6 months to enter Tahiti?

Yes, Tahiti requires your passport to be valid for 6 months from the time you plan to enter Tahiti.

You are responsible for obtaining a legal passport for your international travel.

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