Requirements for Colombians
Whether the reasons for traveling are for business or for personal reasons, the ETIAS will grant Colombian citizens up to 90 days of stay in France and the other member states of the Schengen Zone within a period of 180 days. The ETIAS acts as a visa-waiver, not a traditional visa, which means there is no need to visit a consulate or embassy before traveling. All that is required is to provide certain personal details and information during the online application process.
ETIAS France Personal Information
The ETIAS for France for citizens from Colombia is comprised of an online application form, which will request a variety of pieces of personal information that is then cross-referenced for any inconsistencies with the information that the European authorities already have on hand.
Many of the sections will ask for simple details such as your first and last name, your passport number, the expiration date of your passport, contact details and your place of birth. However, there will also be sections that are more in-depth, asking you to provide detailed information about your security history as well as your medical history. It is important to double-check each section for accuracy as any inconsistencies, even if entered accidentally, can result in the delay or rejection of your ETIAS application.
Documents That I Need for France ETIAS
Colombian citizens applying for the ETIAS for France do no need to worry about collecting a large number of documents prior to beginning their application. The only document that is required is their valid Colombian passport. The passport must have a minimum of three months of validity remaining in order to be accepted. Therefore, if you see that your passport is set to expire soon, it will be necessary to apply for and receive a new passport before submitting your application for an ETIAS.
Medical Info for Colombians
It is also a good idea to get health insurance for the duration of your trip which has coverage for France and any other countries in the Schengen Zone that you might be visiting. It is possible that in the event that you require medical attention during your stay and you cannot pay for the treatment in cash, then you may be denied care. There is also something called a “Feuille de Soins” that you can fill out for later reimbursement from insurance.
ETIAS Application for France for Colombians
For all the latest information regarding the France ETIAS please consult this page. If you have further questions, check out our F.A.Q. page here.