How to apply for an ETSA or ETIAS?
Both ETSA and ETIAS follow a similar guideline for the applications. You’ll have to begin by filling in the application form, which will hardly take twenty minutes.
The test takes place online, and so you won’t have to physically carry your paperwork. Once you choose your country of citizenship, you will soon be redirected to a page which will require you to fill out various fields regarding your personal details. Try to read the questions carefully, and answer them as honestly as you can.
You will be asked to enter biometric details like your first name, last name, the last name of birth, date of birth, a location of birth, and so on. At the same time, you will also be required to give in information about your current country, current residential address, email address, contact number, work experience, education and the EU country you are intending to visit.
Finally, you will be required to answer questions related to your background and eligibility. You will be asked about your medical conditions, whether you had traveled to war countries and whether you had been deported for a crime. Your criminal records will also be checked in this process.
For a minor, their guardian will have to apply for the ETIAS. However, if you a6re a family member of a citizen in an EU state, you will have to submit legitimate proof of your relationship with the concerned individual. You will also be asked to share a copy of your residence card and other additional background information.
After completing the application, you’ll have to pay the required fee and submit it. Once you do this, the system will check if your entered information is authentic, your overall eligibility and your risk factors (if any).
If you enter the right details in the application form and are not assumed as a threat, ETIAS will approve your application. This entire process is likely to be completed in a couple of minutes. However, if the system experiences any hit while assessing your application, the process will take longer time because in that case the application will go through manual processing. This process is likely to take four days (minimum) to two weeks (maximum).