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The "E" in ETA stands for "Electronic", and that pretty much refers to the entire process. Not only do you apply electronically (eg, on the ETA website), but the airlines are responsible for electronically checking that you have obtained an ETA or a Visa. Presuming that your previous flights to Australia have been from the US, you may recall that whilst ...
You have a current ETA to travel to Australia. Yes, you have been approved.
Airline checkin agents have access to the ETA database: they will verify your status, and refuse boarding if you don't have one. A few major airports (eg. Singapore) can issue them on the spot, but this will cost extra. If they do mistakenly let you on board and you are refused entry, the airline has to pay hefty fines and you will need to buy a ticket ...
If you're in New Zealand you should probably use the Urgent Passport Renewal service, which will let you receive the passport within 24 hours.
Odds are, emails get batched up, so by the time the email was sent out, you were already approved. And as you've seen on the site, it told you that it was approved for entry. Note that while the expiry date is 5 June 2013, naturally if you enter earlier as planned, you can only stay for 3 months at a time. Long story short? You have a current ETA to ...
Don't know, but sounds a bit weird, so best to get in touch with Immigration and/or your nearest Australian embassy. Contact information here.
eVisitor visas are available only for passport holders of these countries, all of which are in Europe. If you are not a citizen of those countries, your eVisitor will definitely be rejected. But now that you have a valid ETA -- which implies you hold one of these passports (click the "Apply online" link for list) -- all is good, and you can enter ...
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