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ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

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ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

There's a new announcement on the ETA website which states that up until 31 December, toup operators and individuals can make bookings valid until 31 march 2012 without going through ETA

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

Okay, they admit this way they won't fix all bugs in the site before Jan-1. Now let's also hope that Jan-1 until March-31st there won't be any ETA fee at all not even on-arrival, that is not clear from the site...

Tnx,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

Great news for those of us travelling early next year!

For info, the message appears as a pop-up so if you're pop-up blocker is on you won't see the message.

Fredericia, Denmark
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3. Re: ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

Charges will be applicable for applications submitted from 1st January 2012.

Hans

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4. Re: ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

Hi Guys, we are travelling on the 02.02.12 what does this mean for us are we still going to have to pay and when is the best time to apply for the ETA. having looked at the website and still not accepting UK postcode.

Thanks

maria

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5. Re: ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

For now it seems that, if the bugs are still not solved by 01.02.12, you'll have to get the ETA on arrival. And then _presumably_ not pay USD 25 (the planned on-arrival fee) but USD 20 which is the electronic Internet fee.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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6. Re: ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

It seems that if you submit your application in 2011 it will be free, but you have to wait until the site accepts UK postcodes. It can only be a guess when that will happen.

Hans

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7. Re: ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

Hi , Thanks for the replys will keep checking the site.

thanks again

maria

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8. Re: ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

I have Canadian postal code and just entered numeric portion of it. Application accepted. Payment page pops up and clicked mastercard, but not asking for payment thereafter. Got the confirmation number and also email with same info. Will wait 24+ hrs to see any response. We are traveling late Jan 2012.

If I get any response, I will post it here.

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9. Re: ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

Interesting developement, Canadian post codes are same format as UK ones, maybe using only numerics will work for UK applicants too?

Regards

Dave

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10. Re: ELectronic Travel Authorisation development

UK is alphanumeric e.g. SW1A 1AA