US Passport & ETA (Electronic Travel Authority - Visa)
You will need the following travel documents to participate on the Around Australia tour.
A valid passport with at least four (4) blank pages is required for U.S. citizens on our tours. The expiration must extend at least 6 months after your return date to the United States. The U.S. Dept. of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports as of January 1, 2016.
For information on how to apply early, visit:
Travel.State.Gov/ApplyEarly or call the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778.
You can apply at your local main post office or online at the following link:
For more information about traveling to destinations abroad, we recommend the “Learn about your destination” section on the U.S. Department of State travel website www.travel.state.gov.
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ETA ISSUANCE- (ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORITY - VISA
IMPORTANT ETA UPDATE: Our Australia domestic flight booking for the AAT group is with Qantas Vacations. Therefore, Neli at 1-800-252-6239, our group agent, can assist any of our tour members in obtaining their required ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) for $20USD. If you call Neli, tell her you are on the ASI Tours, Around Australia Tour and would like to apply for the ETA. You do not have to purchase your international ticket from her for her to assist you.
You can easily obtain a visitor E-Visa for Australia with the link below. All tour members must have their Australian Visa before final documents will be issued. Please remember your name and personal information must be exactly the same in your tour application to ASI Tours as it is on your passport and visa.
The cost for an Australia Visa on the Australia Government is $20.00AUD. You can use your Visa, Master Card, American Express or Diners Card for payment through the website.
E-visas can be obtained at:
The following should be taken into account even if holding a Visa:
Australia issues and records visas electronically, including those for visitors, students, temporary business entrants and working holiday makers. The Australian Government does not require a visa holder to have a visa label contained in the passport. The visa is linked to a visa holder's passport or Australian Migration Status ImmiCard through its unique identifying number. The existence of an electronic visa enables airlines to verify a visa holder's status using Australia's Advance Passenger Processing (APP) system prior to boarding the aircraft. Travelers are responsible to ensure that they have a visa to enter Australia.
Warning: screen prints of visa issue are not acceptable.
For updates on world travel and general information from the US Customs and Boarder Protection, please see the link below:
U.S. Customs and Boarder Patrol - Know Before You Go