General Questions about the ETIAS Program

The ESTA and ETIAS visa waiver systems are similar but do not apply to the same countries. Both systems will pre-screen travelers for security purposes before travel to thier respective jurisdictions. However, the American ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) is part of the Visa Waiver program for travel to the United States, while the […]

The Schengen visa and the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) visa waiver are both documents required for travel to the Schengen zone. However, the travel document required depends on both nationality and the intended period of travel to Europe. Eligible passport holders from 60 counties, including American citizens, will be required to complete […]

The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) proposal was approved by the European Commission in late 2016. Eligible citizens will be expected to visa waiver for Europe from when the sytem is put into effect in 2021.

Questions about the ETIAS application process

Citizens of over 60 countries are allowed into the Schengen area visa-free. Yet, that doesn’t mean that their passport is all they’ll need in order to go through the border. The ETIAS visa waiver is a travel authorization that lets citizens of eligible countries travel to the Schengen area without having to apply for a […]

The ETIAS for France is a multiple-entry visa waiver, meaning travelers can enter and exit the EU as many times as they like during the period of validity. However, it’s important not to exceed a stay of 90 days within a 180 day period in a Schengen country when traveling with ETIAS France.

The France ETIAS will be valid for a total of 3 years, or until the expiration date of the associated passport if it comes first. The ETIAS visa waiver allows a stay in France of up to 90 days within a 180-day period, as well as in the other Schengen member states. The ETIAS for […]