If you are a Taiwanese ordinary passport holder, you are eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).
Taiwanese ordinary passport refers to a passport that shows the Personal Identity Number in the bio-data page.
Please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- a scanned copy of the information page of your passport;
- completed Form 1494 - ETA additional information form
You will be advised of the outcome of your ETA application by email. The processing time is 3 working days.
Taiwanese compatriot passports and official/diplomatic passports are not acceptable travel documents to travel to Australia.
However if Taiwanese compatriot passport holders have evidence of a right of re-entry to the country of origin or a third country they can use their compatriot passports to travel to Australia.
Taiwanese compatriot passports do not show the Personal Identity Number in the bio-data page of the passport.
If you hold a Taiwanese compatriot passport and have evidence of a right of re-entry to the country or original or to a third country, you need to apply for a Visitor visa (subclass 600).
See: Visitor visa (subclass 600)
The ETA will be valid for travel to Australia for 12 months from the day of issue and will allow for multiple entries and a maximum stay of three months on each arrival.
See: Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)