All travelers to Australia must have a valid visa before
boarding their plane; they cannot apply for a visa on arrival. (NB:
The only exceptions are New Zealand and Norfolk Island passport holders
who will be issued a visa on arrival in Australia and who normally do
not need to lodge a visa application prior to their departure, unless
there are character or health concerns).
Participants require either:
* a Subclass 977 - Business (Short Validity) ETA (Electronic
Travel Authority) Visa - only passport holders of the countries listed
in the table below are eligible;
* a Subclass 456 - Business (Short Stay) Visa - for those who are
not eligible for an ETA visa.
These visas are intended for visits of up to three months.
ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) eligibile passports
Hong Kong (SAR)
Republic of San Marino
United Kingdom - British Citizen
United Kingdom - British National (Overseas)**
United States of America
* Holders of Taiwan passports can only be processed
for an ETA if resident in and applying in Taiwan.
** Holders of UK passports which indicate their nationality to be
British National (Overseas) (BNO) can be processed for an ETA if
applying via a travel agent, airline, or at an office of the department.
BNO passport holders cannot apply for their ETA online.
For more details of Visa and how to apply, see www.immi.gov.au/skilled/business/business-visit-visa-options.htm
NMI and/or the BIML can supply you with an invitation letter to facilitate
obtaining a visa; please contact Dr. Angela Samuel: E-Mail