All ICEGOV2019 participants must possess valid travel documents and each participant is responsible for arranging its own visa, if applicable, as per the laws of Australia. We strongly recommend to all participants that they check, as soon as possible, the rules for entering Australia that are applicable to passport holders from their specific country. Participants with passports from visa waiver countries do not need to apply for a visa to travel to Australia. However, they will need to have their letter of invitation to the Conference with them, in case they are requested at the border. We shall send the invitation letters to all participants, but please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org if you require such a letter earlier. A list of visa-waiver countries can be found on the Immigration Australia website. If your country is not on this list, then this is a visa-required country and you need to apply for a visitor visa outside Australia. The required Visa Application Forms can be found on the Immigration Australia website.
Please ensure that you request your visa with enough time in advance: a minimum of two months is recommended. There have been cases in past conferences where late visa applications from participants led to their inability to attend the conference. The organizers will not be held responsible for any visa-related issues or delays.
Visa Requirements for Australia
Other than New Zealand passport holders, all visitors to Australia need a valid visa. There are three types of visas available, all with simple online application processes. The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) for Australian Tourist Visas is the most advanced and streamlined visa authorisation system in the world. The ETA replaces visa labels or stamps and removes the need for application forms. The average processing time for an ETA is one day. Passport holders from the following countries can be issued with an ETA Visa online:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, , United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican City.
The eVisitor visa is free and available for passport holders from the following countries:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City.
Visitor visas for all other passport holders are available through an online application process and normally approved within 16 days. More information is available here.