Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2011
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If you do NOT have an Australian or New Zealand passport and are not presently in Australia then you will need a visa to attend the conference. There are three alternatives depending on your country of residency and citizenship. Delegates from New Zeland might find the following useful: http://www.newzealand.embassy.gov.au/wltn/VisaFAQ.html#scv and http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/17nz.htm

Option 1:
Citizens of some countries may be eligible to obtain an online Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). These countries are listed at www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETAAus1En.html

The list includes countries such as:

  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong (SAR)*
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United States Of America

* A Hong Kong Document of Identity (HKDI) cannot be used to apply for an ETA. Residents of Hong Kong require a citizen passport to apply for this visa.

For more information on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Electronic Travel Authority system visit the Electronic Travel Authority site at http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/eta.htm


Option 2:
European passport holders may be eligible to obtain an online eVisitor. Eligible passport holders are listed at www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/evisitor/eligbility.htm

The list includes countries such as:

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece

• Hungary
• Iceland
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Liechtenstein
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Monaco
• The Netherlands

• Norway
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Republic of San Marino
• Slovak Republic
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
• Switzerland
• United Kingdom - British Citizen
• Vatican City

For more information on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship eVisitor service visit: http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/evisitor/.


Option 3:
All other passport holders will need to submit a paper-based application for a Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456) by downloading a form from www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/456.pdf
 

Obtaining a visa is a lengthy process so please allow plenty of time.

We can assist by providing your details to the Australian Immigration Department in Australia who will liaise with their office in your country. For the process to commence you should register for the conference AS SOON AS DELEGATE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE.

Once you have registered we will contact you directly to obtain the following information to support your application:

  • Full name (as it appears on Passport)
  • Gender
  • Full Street Address (Post Office Box is not accepted)
  • Organisation name
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy)
  • Country of Passport
  • Passport number and its expiry date

If you are concerned at all about your visa, please contact the conference organisers:

ConferenceIT
39 Tinarra Crescent, Kenmore Hills, Qld 4069, Australia
Phone +61 7 3878 2974 Fax: +61 7 3378 9513
Email: info@conferenceit.com.au