A The European Commission announced that ETIASEnglish acronym for European travel information and authorization systemshould start to be demanded from May 2023. In practice, this means that Brazilians will have to pay a EUR 7 (approximately R $ 38) in order to obtain a travel authorization, which will be required to enter any country that is part of the Schengen area. The document, which has been under discussion for years, aims to combat illegal immigration and increase security within the bloc. The counterpart for the traveler is that this prior authorization should reduce the queues and transit time. See the main questions below ETIAS:
Is ETIAS a visa?
Not. Brazilians will no longer need a visa to travel to the countries they belong to Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days. However, in May 2023 a new system will come into force which is a travel authorization and not a visa, called ETIAS, which will serve to enter 26 European countries. The document will work in the same way as IT IStravel permit required for holders of a European passport and intend to enter UNITED STATES OF AMERICA without a visa.
Will ETIAS be requested only for Brazilians?
Not. All travelers from countries that have a visa waiver agreement with Schengen area will have to ask ETIASwhich also includes Argentina, Peru, Chile, Mexico and Colombia.
Which countries will apply for ETIAS?
A ETIAS will allow you to travel through all the 26 countries that make it up Schengen area: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Netherlands, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland.
Do I need to obtain an ETIAS for each country I visit while traveling in Europe?
Not. Visa waiver ETIAS valid for all trips within Schengen areaso the person who has a valid ETIAS has to present it only once in the first Schengen area country on the itinerary.
What is ETIAS for?
The purpose of ETIAS is to check visa-free travel before you reach Schengen area. In order to receive a travel permit, travelers will have to go through a background check, which will help with border management and security.
Who can apply for an ETIAS?
To be eligible for ETIAS You must have a valid passport and a scheduled trip to a country in Schengen area with a maximum duration of 90 days, whether on vacation, in business, for medical treatment or if you are in transit.
How long can I stay in Europe with ETIAS?
Brazilians can stay inside Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days, which can be divided into different stays over a period of 180 days. To stay longer than three months, you need to obtain a student visa, work visa or residence permit.
Will ETIAS serve to study in Europe?
A ETIAS only short-term courses not exceeding 90 days may be requested. To attend a university in Europefor example, you need to obtain a student visa.
Do I have to register before each trip to Europe?
Not. THE ETIAS It will be valid for three years or until the expiration of the passport, whichever comes first. This means that you will be able to use the same authorization for all your trips to Schengen area as long as it is valid.
Since when do I owe an ETIAS?
A ETIAS It is scheduled to take effect in May 2023, but it is not yet clear what requests can be made. There may be an implementation period.
How do I apply for ETIAS?
Through the internet. Simply fill out an electronic application form with personal information such as name, address, e-mail, passport, education, employment, if there are relatives living in Europe, the country of entry and other countries you intend to visit. The applicant will also have to indicate if there is a criminal record and medical conditions. The final step is payment € 7 (under 18 and over 70 are exempt), which can be done using a credit or debit card. The application status notification will be sent by email.
Which website to get ETIAS?
It hasn’t been released yet. Follow the updated information here.
Can ETIAS be refused?
Yes, but the approval rate is expected to be high. Because the initial processing will be automatic, A most applications must be approved almost immediately, with an e-mail announcing that the person is already authorized to travel. The remaining applications will be manually reviewed before being approved or rejected. In the second case, the decision may be challenged.
How soon will ETIAS be issued?
Most applications should be approved after automatic screening, almost immediately. Applications that require a manual review may take up to two weeks to be approved or rejected.
When will ETIAS be checked?
The traveler must present his / her travel authorization together with his / her passport upon entry Schengen area. Airlines and shipping companies are allowed to check the documents.
* With information from the website www.etiaseu.com.br
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