From 23 March 2013 this visa is no longer open to new applicants.
See: Visitor & Medical Treatment visas
How eVisitor Works
An eVisitor is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia. You can apply for an eVisitor online and do not need to visit a departmental office. You will not receive a stamp or label in your passport, however you will be provided with a confirmation email for your records.
An eVisitor will generally cancel (or cease) any other visa held and come into effect as soon as it is granted. You should contact your nearest Australian visa office before lodging an eVisitor application if you have questions about how an eVisitor visa would affect your existing visa.
Your eVisitor is linked to the passport number you use in your application and you must use the same passport to travel to Australia.
If you obtain a new passport, you must advise the department of the new passport details before you travel to Australia. Otherwise, you will experience significant delays at the airport and could be denied permission to board your plane.
A separate eVisitor is required for each family member travelling with you to Australia, including those who are under 18 years of age and are included on your passport.
An eVisitor cannot be:
- granted while the holder is in Australia
- extended to allow a longer stay period in Australia.
If you intend to extend your stay after arriving in Australia, you should allow at least two weeks before your eVisitor expires to apply for a different type of visa. A visa may be granted if you:
- have complied with the conditions of your eVisitor
- meet all the eligibility criteria for the grant of the visa for which you are applying.
If you apply for a further visa to remain in Australia, you may be required to undergo a health examination.
See: Health Requirements
- If you are granted a different visa, it will cease your eVisitor and its entitlements.
- If a decision has not been made on your application before your eVisitor expires, you may be eligible for a bridging visa that allows you to remain lawfully in Australia until the visa application is finalised.
See: Bridging Visas
- If your visa application is refused, and you have not appealed this decision, you must depart Australia before the expiry date of your authorised stay period.