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Frequently Asked Questions
For entering the Schengen countries, Australian citizens will need a European visa waiver from 2023. ETIAS will allow Australian citizens to visit Europe for tourism, business, and transit purposes.
From 2023, ETIAS will make travel to Europe mandatory for AU citizens. The transitional period will be for a half year until the system is fully operational.
Australians with ETIAS can stay in Schengen countries for up to 90 days. ETIAS is valid for three years, and if you have a valid passport, you can enter the Schengen area multiple times. Australian citizens cannot stay in Europe for more than 90 days. Also, if your travel document/passport expires, you will have to apply for a new ETIAS visa waiver within three years.
ETIAS can only be used for tourism, business, transit, and healthcare purposes. That is not a work visa for Australians, and they are not allowed to work for European companies. If you still start working, the consulate may cancel your ETIAS, preventing you from applying for a certain period. If Australian citizens want to work in Europe, they must have the appropriate permit or work visa.
It will depend on the country in which you want to work. Your personal and professional circumstances also determine your authority.
Australian citizens cannot study in Europe with ETIAS. ETIAS can be used for travel, transit, and business purposes. To study for undergraduate or graduate programs in Europe, an applicant must have the appropriate visa depending on which country they want to learn.
Yes, ETIAS will allow AU citizens to visit friends or family members of a Schengen country or hold a residence permit in Europe. You may indicate the purpose of this type of visit to visa waiver during the application process.