AUSTRALIA TO IMPLEMENT NEW BUSINESS VISITOR VISA PROGRAM AFFECTING SHORT TERM ASSIGNMENTS

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The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has announced that effective this Saturday, March 23, 2013, a new Visitor Visa structure will be implemented as part of the country’s simplification and deregulation program.

U.S. and Canadian business travelers to Australia will be directly affected by the change. The current electronic visitor visa that they obtain online, the Business ETA 977, will be abolished and replaced with a new Business ETA 601.

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