Let’s start with the Application, the ETIAS must be requested online before arrival in the EU. Every eligible traveller to the EU will need an ETIAS.
Then we have Form fields. The mentioned data will be required for each ETIAS application: personal biometric data (name, gender, birth data, etc.), passport or travel document, Member State of entry into the EU, general questions on the applicant’s health, record and the history of immigration from the previous EU.
Fees – The cost of an ETIAS is €, however, people under 18 years of age will not need to pay the fees.
Application process – At the time of submission, each application will be checked against SIS / VIS / EUROPOL DATA / SLTD (Interpol) / EURODAC / ECRIS etc.), the ETIAS selection rules and the ETIAS watch list. If the application corresponds to the information in one of these databases, the application will be manually processed by the national ETIAS Central and/or ETIAS units.
Enforcement decision – Usually, a decision will be made by the system in a matter of minutes. If an ETIAS application is approved, it will be issued for a period of five years or until the expiry date of the applicant’s passport, whichever is earlier. If an ETIAS application is rejected, the applicant will receive a reason for the refusal as well as information on the country or authority that decides that ETIAS is approved.
Boarding – ETIAS can only be used for transit, tourism and business travel. As ETIAS will be checked by carriers before boarding by air, land or sea. If an ETIAS is not approved, the traveller will not be allowed to board the travel boat, whether it is an aircraft, boat or bus.
Arrival in the EU – Upon entry into the Schengen area, a border guard will take the decision to admit a traveller based on information from the EES system, approved ETIAS, as well as the traveller’s travel documents and arrangements.