Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa

You will need the following travel documents to participate on the Around Australia tour. 

PASSPORT-

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:

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

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.

VISA ISSUANCE-

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. 

 eVisitor(subclass 651)
This is a free visa for multiple visits to Australia for tourism or business purposes for up to three months at a time within a 12-month period. This visa is available to passport holders from a number of European countries and it cannot be extended.

 E-visas can be obtained at:
 

or

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/651-#

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

https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/know-before-you-go

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