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United States of America Visa Processing

An authorization (electronic visa) ESTA must be applied for before departure.     

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  • Australian passport holders travelling as a tourist, business or transit can stay for a maximum of 90 days on the ESTA (this includes time spent in Mexico/Canada)
  • You must apply for the ESTA at least 72 hours before travel and receive confirmation before departure.
  • Once a US ESTA is issued it is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the US.
  • If staying over 90 days/ media members / or have a criminal record (minor traffic violations or drink driving do not apply. If you are unsure please email details/queries to ), you must apply for a visas - see

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