What You Need To Know About The ETIAS Visa
If you are planning on traveling to a European Union country you are going to need to apply for the ETIAS visa before you make your trip. You won’t be able to get on your flight unless you have this waiver so make sure that you take care of it right away. Read on to learn more about this visa so you know what to expect when you are applying for one.
The visa was designed to keep travel safer in the EU. The visa helps to stop any people who might be safety risks from coming into the country. You can stay in an EU country for up to 90 days with this waiver. It doesn’t matter if you traveling for business or for pleasure.
You can easily apply for this waiver online and it doesn’t take long to get it. You apply for the waiver online and fill out a series of questions that are designed to see if you might be a risk. Most people are screened instantly. Sometimes your form is going to be reviewed by an agent and you will need to wait a little longer for your approval.
Since you can’t board your flight without the visa you will need to allow yourself plenty of time. Don’t just apply the night before your trip, because if there is a delay you could end up missing your flight. It doesn’t take a long time to apply for the visa and you should be able to complete the process in under ten minutes.
Once you are approved, the ETIAS visa attaches to your passport electronically and it stays valid as long as your passport is valid. If your passport expires you will have to apply again, so make sure your passport will be valid for the next two years.