Australia offers different types of visas to foreign visitors, but Monaco is one of the 35 European countries allowed to apply for an eVisitor visa to the country.
There are a few eVisitor visa requirements set by the Australian Home Office that Monégasque citizens must meet in order to apply online.
Monégasque applicants must first observe the following requirements in order to be granted a visa:
- Citizens must have a passport issued by Monaco that is valid for at least 3 months from the date of entry to Australia
- They must not suffer from a disease or condition that will be costly to treat, or that may pose a public health risk to the Australian population
- They must not have a criminal record or have served jail-time corresponding to a period of 1 year or more
- They must not be travelling to Australia with the intent to intimidate, harass, or endanger any member of the Australian community
- They must possess a good character that can be validated using official documents issued either by the police or employer
Some foreigners may also be required to undergo a medical exam to ensure their compliance with the health requirements for obtaining an eVisitor visa.
Individuals suffering from certain medical conditions, diseases, or illnesses may have to agree to an Australian health undertaking to have their illness or condition checked by an Australian doctor throughout the time they are visiting the country.
Do Monégasque passport holders need a visa for Australia?
Monégasque citizens travelling to Australia must apply for an eVisitor visa to access the country. Once this travel authorisation is granted, an eVisitor visa allows the holder multiple entries into the country.
This allows visitors from Monaco to enjoy cruises or holidays, visit family and friends, train or study in Australia for a maximum of 3 months per single entry with a total validity of 12 months.
They may also travel for business purposes such as attending meetings and conferences as well as performing unpaid volunteer work.
What documents do I need for an Australian eVisitor visa?
To apply for an Australian eVisitor visa, nationals of Monaco will need the following documentation:
- A valid Monégasque passport
- An email address
- A phone number
- Debit/credit card information
When requesting an eVisitor authorisation, it is important to bear in mind that individuals must enter the information exactly as it appears on their passport. Otherwise, the Australian Home Office may deny the application.
Even if the government approves the application, travellers from Monaco may be denied entry into Australia should border control officers find discrepancies between their electronic visa and the passport.
Australian eVisitor visa application for Monégasque citizens
To start the application process, foreigners must access the Australian Online Visa system and enter their biographical and passport information. Applicants will also have to provide a valid email address and credit or debit card information.
After submitting the eVisitor Australia visa application, it may take up to 24 hours to receive the granted visa. If any additional documentation is needed or the case requires additional processing, it might take longer.
Once an application is approved, travellers will receive their visa via email. It is recommended to keep an electronic copy of the visa and a printed version to present at the airport.
On arrival at the document check desk, individuals will have to show these copies to the Australian Border Force along with their passport.
After being cleared by customs, the eVisitor visa will be attached to the visitor’s passport. This will authorize them to enter the country for the given time-frame.
Australia IPC required From Monegasque citizens
Before landing in Australia, travellers will be asked to fill out an Incoming Passenger Card or IPC, which requires them to list any customs or quarantine declarations they need to make including declaring the amount of cash above a certain sum that they are carrying.
Visitors are also asked to provide the address at which they will be staying in Australia and any contacts they might have in the country.
Citizens of Monaco arriving in Australia: Further restrictions
Please note, Monaguésque nationals are not allowed to carry out paid work on an eVisitor visa during their stay in Australia. However, it is possible to undertake unpaid volunteer work.
Australia eVisitor visa holders must give notice to the Australian Home Office if at any time their phone number or email address change. It is important to depart from the country before the visa expires, otherwise, travellers might face serious consequences for overstaying their visas.