International Students

Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA)

What is an ETA?

ETA is an electronic travel authorisation which is applied before you travel to the UK. The purpose of an ETA is to give you permission to enter the UK.  

ETA itself is not a visa. If you travel to the UK using an ETA, you will still need to seek a visitor visa on-arrival to the UK.  

ETA will replace the single-use Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW). ETA is multi-use, allowing multiple trips during its two-year validity.