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Depends where you are from, but the above link will explain all.

 

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2 hours ago, Disneymom06 said:

I am from Canada. Princess sent it to me.

You do need a online visa.

Make sure you use the government website,there’s lots of agents that charge extra.

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4 hours ago, Chiliburn said:

You do need a online visa.

Make sure you use the government website,there’s lots of agents that charge extra.

And even if they don’t charge extra, what else are they doing with your data?

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3 minutes ago, GUT2407 said:

And even if they don’t charge extra, what else are they doing with your data?

That’s a big thing these days gut,once they have it they don’t give it back.

Just like lending a drill to your friend.

Edited by Chiliburn

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29 minutes ago, Chiliburn said:

That’s a big thing these days gut,once they have it they don’t give it back.

Just like lending a drill to your friend.

I’m lucky I don’t have a drill.

 

 

or a friend to lend it to.

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On 7/12/2019 at 1:12 PM, GradUT said:

If you are a US citizen, you need an ETA to enter Australia.  Apply for it through the official Australian government website:    

 

https://www.eta.homeaffairs.gov.au/ETAS3/etas

 

 

Why pay 20 AU when you get the same thing with easyeta for 9.95 US??????

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3 hours ago, WAVTAM said:

Why pay 20 AU when you get the same thing with easyeta for 9.95 US??????

Because the Australian government secures the private information that you submit.   What’s EasyETA doing with it?   

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3 hours ago, GradUT said:

Because the Australian government secures the private information that you submit.   What’s EasyETA doing with it?   

I would be very suspicious also.  That is a first where an agent charges less than the official government website!

 

My first question would be "How would you know your ETA has been electronically linked to your passport?".

Edited by MMDown Under

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Do we count our maiden name as a alias name.

it asks if you were known by other names. I don’t want to fill it out wrong

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On 7/15/2019 at 4:59 AM, Disneymom06 said:

Do we count our maiden name as a alias name.

it asks if you were known by other names. I don’t want to fill it out wrong

In my thinking it is more like Dwayne Johnson,  alias The Rock.

A name you use in every day life.

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Just now, buchhalm said:

In my thinking it is more like Dwayne Johnson,  alias The Rock.

A name you use in every day life.

I’m inclined to agree, but thenever I need to apply for such things for Mrs Gut, I throw in the Maiden name, better safe than sorry is my usual motto.

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Quote from the Australian home affairs website:

"Why do I need to indicate that I have an Alias?

When travelling to Australia we need to ensure that you have a valid visa.

If you have used a slightly different name on your ETA application to that on your passport, knowing that you have an alias or another name or different spelling of your name will help us check that you do have a valid visa."

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How far in advance should we apply for our ETA?  We are arriving in Sydney the end of March, 2020.  Our cruise leaves on April 4, 2020.

 

I understand that we now also need a visa for NZ.  

 

 

Edited by GloriaF

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Princess wrote to me and sent the link for ETA. We are going in Oct ,they sent  the link to me in July.

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4 minutes ago, Disneymom06 said:

Princess wrote to me and sent the link for ETA. We are going in Oct ,they sent  the link to me in July.

Thanks.  Princess sent the link to us a well, but someone on our roll call mentioned it was too early for NZ.  I was just wondering how far in advance for Australia?  I looked at the official application site but did not find any mention of how long the ETA is good for.

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The Australian ETA is valid for 12 months, so if you are traveling in March/April, you may apply for it now.  I would recommend applying for your ETA before booking any non-refundable travel because there is always a (small) chance that it could take awhile for the ETA to be granted.  (It generally takes a matter of minutes, but you could be one of the “lucky” ones requiring more scrutiny.)   I recommend reading the information on the official Australian website about ETAs.  (The “12 month” limit is listed under “ETA Conditions”)

 

https://www.eta.homeaffairs.gov.au/ETAS3/etas

 

And, yes, effective in October 2019, US citizens are required to obtain an ETA to enter NZ.  See this info from the official NZ government website:   https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/electronic-travel-authority

 

Edited by GradUT

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I did my ETA last week or before that and I still haven’t heard a thing. I bet I am one of the longer ones where it takes longer.

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1 hour ago, Disneymom06 said:

I did my ETA last week or before that and I still haven’t heard a thing. I bet I am one of the longer ones where it takes longer.

Just after 9/11  I went to the USA and had a long interview with a LAX  boarder official.

He was very pleasant fellow but he demonstrated how he knew more about me than I knew about myself.

Things like my grandfathers middle name, my grandmothers sisters name.

He said he could go on and I’m Australian without a traffic infringement for 30 years.

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