ETIAS Visa Waiver Application All You Need To Know

ETIAS Visa Waiver Application All You Need To Know

17/09/2019 0 By M Zaman

Once you are considering to travel in EU from 2021, you need to make an ETIAS visa waiver application through online. This will allow you to travel in EU zone without requiring a visa.

The European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS visa waiver is similar to US’s ESTA .

However, once you make an ETIAS visa waiver application to enter in EU zone it will remain valid for up-to 3 years. Within this period you can stay in EU zone for 90 days out of 180 days.

On the other hand, there are non-EU countries like San Marino, Vatican, Monaco, Norway and Iceland will be on the initial list.

But, among EU members like Ireland is not in the upcoming list. There are chances that country can join in the ETIAS visa waiver application program in the nearer future.

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In order to qualify for the ETIAS visa waiver application, you have to citizen from eligible countries. Once, you qualify this criteria you can enter in Europe with an ETIAS.

European passport and immigration control

European passport and immigration control (Image: Europa)

The main purposes to creating ETIAS databases is to save time, improve border management, irregular migration and to tackle crimes. This will also help the EU to complement its own visa liberalisation policy.

According to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker “We need to know who is crossing our borders. By November, we will propose an automated system to determine who will be allowed to travel to Europe. This way we will know who is travelling to Europe before they even get here.”

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Currently, there is a proposed fee of €7 to make an ETIAS visa application waiver to enter in the Euro zone.

Once, an individual make an application online, EU will check against databases like Europol and other government organisations. This measure is to prevent crimes in the nearer future. Providing false information can lead to refusal of application.

If you have a criminal conviction, then are some useful information you need to consider before you travel.

British tourists who want to travel within EU may require to apply for the program following Brexit.

You will also find more information about ETIAS visa waiver from here.

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