Australian Embassy
Republic of Korea
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Applying for ETA if you are the holder of an ordinary Taiwanese passport and living in Korea or Japan

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-age.

Please email the following information to

You will be advised of the outcome of your ETA application by email. The processing time is 3 working days.

Please Note:
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-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) 

ETA conditions

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)

Last Updated 18/04/2016