Business Visa

Apply for an ETA (Business)

Overview

Australian business visas are designed for people to visit Australia for business visitor activities.

A business visitor can:

  • make general business or employment enquiries;
  • investigate, negotiate, sign or review a business contract;
  • undertake an activity as part of an official government visit;
  • take part in a conference, trade fair or seminar. The organisers cannot pay you to take part.

Business visitors cannot:

  • work for or provide services to a person, business or organisation
  • sell goods or services to the public

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Acceptable business visitor activities on an ETA (Business) include making business or employment enquiries, negotiating contracts or taking part in a conference or trade fair provided you are not paid by the organisers to take part.

ETA (Business) holders are permitted to:

  • travel to, and enter Australia on multiple occasions for 12 months from date of grant;
  • remain in Australia for a period not exceeding 3 months from each date of entry into Australia; and
  • study for up to 3 months in Australia.
Prefer a paper-based application?

If you prefer to apply for an ETA (Business) with a paper based application, download our instructions and application form below:
1. Instructions to apply for an ETA (Business)
2. ETA (Business) application form


Holders of the following passports may apply for an ETA (Business):

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR China
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vatican City
Other passport holders

Please see eVisitor Visa (Business) below.

Acceptable business visitor activities on an eVisitor Visa (Business)  include making business or employment enquiries, negotiating contracts or taking part in a conference or trade fair provided you are not paid by the organisers to take part.

eVisitor Visa (Business) holders are permitted to:

  • travel to, and enter Australia on multiple occasions for 12 months from date of grant;
  • remain in Australia for a period not exceeding 3 months from each date of entry into Australia; and
  • study for up to 3 months in Australia.

To apply for an eVisitor Visa (Business), please download our instructions and application form below:
1. Instructions to apply for an eVisitor Visa (Business)
2. Application for a Visitor visa-Business Visitor stream (Form 1415)
3. Advice by a migration agent (Form 956)
4. Privacy Notice (Form 1442i)


Holders of the following passports may apply for an eVisitor Visa (Business) via our office:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
Other passport holders:

Please see Business Visitor Visa (Non – ETA National) below.

For assistance to apply for a Business Visitor Visa (Non-ETA National), contact us with the following information:

  • Your nationality (as stated in your passport);
  • Your country of residence and permit validity;
  • Your current occupation and overseas employer;
  • The nature of your intended business visitor activity in Australia; and
  • Your anticipated entry and departure dates.

For Frequently Asked Questions about Business Visas, click here