How to apply for the ETIAS permit to travel to EuropeErika
What is ETIAS and how do I apply?
The ETIAS travel permit must be applied for by citizens of over 60 countries who wish to visit any Schengen Area member states for tourism, business or for short-term stays.
How do I know if I need to apply?
To check if you need this clearance, you must first enter your details on an online form. You will also need to answer some health and safety questions.
If you are a regular Internet user, it is a simple process. When the registration is complete, submitted and approved, you will receive a prompt response about the travel authorization.
How long is it valid for?
The ETIAS permit is valid for 3 consecutive years, during which time you can travel between any of the Schengen Agreement countries, provided the trip is a maximum of 90 consecutive days.
What documents do I need to apply for the ETIAS permit?
- Passport with 3 to 6 months’ validity
- Email account
- Credit or debit card
Is it necessary to print the form?
While not mandatory, it is advisable to keep a printed copy as evidence. Having a printed copy can speed up the resolution of any problems that may arise.
Which countries should need the ETIAS permit?
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, United Arab Emirates, United States, Georgia , Granada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama , Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, East Timor, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Venezuela.
Remember that providing false information in the ETIAS application may result in permission to enter Schengen countries being denied. In addition, if you have been previously refused authorisation, authorities may request further information or documentation.
The European Travel Information and Authorization System, ETIAS, will come into force in 2021. It was proposed by the European Commission in April 2016 and approved by the European Parliament on July 5, 2018. It aims to expedite entry into Europe for citizens from eligible countries, an estimated 30 million of whom are expected to apply each year.
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