Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||Yes||no|
Generally required, must be valid during stay. Note: It should be noted that a minimum passport validity of 6 months is often required for a stopover in an Asian country. In addition, some airlines require a minimum passport validity of at least months.
Note on the passport
Australian Values All adult applicants must sign a Declaration of Australian Values when applying for certain types of visas. With the declaration, an applicant confirms before the visa issuance date that they will respect the Australian way of life and will comply with Australian law.
A visa is generally required except for New Zealand nationals. In addition to the visas listed here, there are a number of other types of visas that differ depending on nationality and the purpose and duration of your stay. eVisitor (subclass 651) Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above can apply online for a tourist or business stay (multiple entries) of up to three months each within a period of 12 months for an electronic visitor visa of subclass 651: EU countries and Switzerland. (II.) Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (Subclass 601) Travel agencies, tour operators, some airlines and visa agencies issue so-called Electronic Travel Authority visas for visitors for a service fee for tourist and business stays of up to 3 months within 12 months (multiple entries). Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above can apply for an Electronic Travel Authority visa (but not online): (a) EU countries (except Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Cyprus); (b) Switzerland. Business travelers and tourists from EU member countries and Switzerland must fill out a form and provide passport details for everyone traveling with them, including children, and an email address.
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Germany: There are no fees for the online eVisitor (subclass 651) and other electronic visas. Visitor Visa (Subclass 600): from A$140 (outside Australia); from A$355 (within Australia). Short Term Work Visa (Subclass 400): A$285 (outside Australia). If the visas are applied for on the DIMIA ETA website http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/, a processing fee of A$20 will be charged for each visa, which can only be paid by credit card. The e-Visa itself is free. Many travel agencies in Germany create the eVisitor for their customers free of charge. However, each travel agency or airline decides independently whether or not a handling fee will be charged. Some travel agencies charge a relatively high processing fee. The Australian Embassy in Berlin does not charge any additional processing fees. Note: The Embassy in Berlin only accepts visa fees with a credit card in Australian dollars. Applications within Germany: For the return of the passport by registered mail, the applicant must pay 4 € by credit card. The return envelope will be provided by the embassy. Austria: There are no fees for the eVisitor and other electronic visas to be applied for online. Visitor Visa (Subclass 600): A$140 (outside Australia). Short Term Work Visa (Subclass 400): A$285. If the visa is applied for on the DIMIA ETA website, A processing fee of A$20 is charged for each visa, which can only be paid by credit card. The e-Visa itself is free. The visa can also be applied for through a travel agency. Note: Payment of visa fees is accepted by the Australian Embassy in Vienna in cash or by credit card in euros (no cheques). Visa fees are subject to constant change. The applicable fee is the current fee on the day the application is submitted. Switzerland: There are no fees for the online eVisitor and other electronic visas. ETA: 30 CHF. eVisitor (Tourist): 100 CHF. long-term visitor visa (up to 6 months): 250 CHF (plus a processing fee of 50 CHF) (at the Australian Immigration and Trade Service (AITS) in Interlaken.) long-term visitor visa (up to 12 months): 500 CHF (including processing fee) (at the Australian Immigration and Trade Service (AITS) in Interlaken). If the visas are applied for on the DIMIA ETA website, a fee of A$20 is charged for each eVisitor visa, which can only be paid by credit card. The visa can also be applied for through a travel agency. The travel agencies determine for themselves what fees they charge for issuing the eVisitor. Note: Swiss citizens can also apply for their visas at the Australian Embassy in Berlin. Payment of visa fees is only accepted with a credit card in euros. Applications outside of Germany: For the return of the passport by registered mail, the applicant must pay 5 € by credit card. The Embassy will provide the return envelope. The Australian Immigration and Trade Services (AITS) in Interlaken also accepts cash payments. Turkey: Turkish citizens should apply to the relevant Australian Embassy to apply for the visa online.
Visa types and costs
eVisitor Subclass 651 (Visitor Visa for Business, Tourist and Visitor), Electronic Travel Authority Subclass 601 (Visitor Visa for Business, Tourist and Visitor), Visitor Visa Subclass 600 (Tourist, Visitor and Business Visa), Temporary Work Visa Subclass 400 (Short Term Work Visa), Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 462), Student Visa (Subclass 500), Medical Treatment Visa (Subclass 602) and others (With a Working Holiday Visa, people between the ages of 18 and 30 can work for an employer for up to six months. The Working Holiday Visa can be extended in Australia. Further information on the Working Holiday Visa can be found at www.homeaffairs.gov.au/).
Depends on the type of visa, purpose of travel and the validity period of the passport. The eVisitor visas are valid for 1 year from the date of issue for stays of up to 3 months each. Extensions are available for a fee from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs in Australia.
Transit travelers who arrive by plane and fly on within 8 hours, have valid onward travel tickets and do not leave the transit area do not need a transit visa. This regulation only applies to nationals of the following countries listed in the table above: EU countries and Switzerland. Note: Some airports are closed overnight. You should therefore inquire with the respective airline before you travel. eVisitor Visa (Subclass 651): immi.homeaffairs.gov. au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/evisitor-651 Online at immi.homeaffairs.gov.au, in person or by post to the responsible consular representation or to visa service providers (see contact addresses). The Electronic Travel Authority visa (subclass 601) is available online at www.eta.homeaffairs.gov.au/ETAS3/etas and also from travel agents, tour operators, visa agencies and some airlines. Visitor Visa (Subclass 600): immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/visitor-600
Note on passports: Travelers with machine-readable passports only have to submit a copy of the passport page with their personal data when applying in Berlin. However, the consulate can request the original passport in individual cases. As before, non-machine-readable passports must be submitted in the original. Documents for an electronic visa eVisitor (Subclass 651) (a) Passport with a validity of at least six months. (b) Persons 75 years of age and older: medical insurance, (c) digital biometric photo, (d) certified birth certificate, (e) unaccompanied minor: forms 1229 and 1257 4, 5 points in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. In some cases, the English language skills must be proven to be even better, for example if membership in a professional association is sought. Electronic Tourist Visa Documents (Subclass 600) (a) Passport with at least 6 months validity plus photocopy of page. (b) Completed application form (downloadable from www.germany.embassy.gov.au/belngerman/visit_dt.html). (c) Recent passport photo. (d) If applicable, certified birth certificate for children. (e) Travel Health Insurance. (f) Proof of Sufficient Funds. (g) Evidence of convincing intentions to return: proof of studies or work. (h) Possibly inviting relatives or acquaintances. (i) Processing Fee per person. (j) Residence permit, if applicable. (k) if applicable
Inquiries to the competent consular representation (see contact addresses).
eVisitor (subclass 651), visitor visa (subclass 600): 19-27 days; Temporary Work Short Stay Visa (subclass 400): 20-23 days.
Entry with children
German: Children’s passport or own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: Children need their own eVisitor visa. Attention: Unaccompanied minors under the age of 18 need the form 1229 signed by their legal guardian as well as a declaration of commitment (form 1257). Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
There are strict import regulations. Inquiries to the competent consular representation (see contact addresses).