The citizens of Chile will have access to a convenient tourist visa for Australia as per an announcement made by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). They’ll be able to apply online for the e676 tourist visa.
The e676 tourist visa allows people to visit Australia under any of the following categories:
- visit family and friends
- other short-term, non-work purposes
The duration of an e676 tourist visa varies from 3, 6 or 12 months; depending on the applicant's purpose of visit.
From 20 September 2011, citizens of Chile can apply for this e676 electronic tourist visa online. The benefits that Chileans will get from e676 tourist visa are:
- The application process is fast, secure and convenient, and gives applicants the ability to check the progress of their application electronically.
- No requirement of a visa label in the passport.
- Client is sent notification about details of the visa facilitating the airlines to confirm visa entitlements through the Advanced Passenger Processing System.
- Clients can also, if they wish, print a copy of their visa approval notification email to carry with them whilst travelling to Australia.