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Will ETIAS affect you?

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What is ETIAS?

The European Commission is setting up an electronic travel authorization system for visitors from countries that are not part of the EU but have obtained visa-free access to the EU and Schengen member countries because of their good safety results. therefore, have not been considered a threat to EU security.

ETIAS stands for ETIAS EUROPE - EU Electronic Travel Information and Authorization System - AVE EUROPE - EUROPE eTA. The system will verify security vouchers and charge travelers to EU countries for business, tourism, medical or transit purposes. The visa application procedure and the EU control procedures for entering the Schengen area depend solely on the nationality of the visitor and are free of charge. ETIAS, like ESTA, will streamline this visa process for people who do not need a visa at the moment but who will have additional security checks before they can enter the EU. . The ETIAS Travel Authorization will be mandatory for citizens of countries that currently do not require a visa to enter Europe, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Do you want to know more?

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Currently, there are a large number of countries whose citizens are allowed to enter the EU and Schengen member states without the need for a visa. These visitors are limited to a stay of 3 months and their visit is supposed to be for tourist or commercial purposes. There are restrictions under which travelers without a visa are not allowed to work or study. However, these travelers will need an ETIAS to travel to Europe for tourist, commercial or transit purposes.

The ETIAS proposal was finalized in November 2016. In implementing ETIAS, the European Commission intends to improve the security of the Schengen area by requiring visa-free travelers to obtain a travel authorization and to undergo various security checks before their arrival in the EU. ETIAS would ensure that potential security threats are identified and addressed outside the borders of the EU and ensure that citizens remain safe from such threats within the EU.

How will ETIAS work?

Application - ETIAS must be requested online before arrival in the EU. Each eligible traveler to the EU will need an ETIAS.

Form fields - The following data will be required for each ETIAS application: personal biometric data (name, sex, birth data, etc.), passport or travel document, Member State of entry into the EU, general health questions of the applicant, record as well as the history of previous EU immigration.

Frais - The cost of an ETIAS is € 5, however, people under 18 will not need to pay the fees.

Application process - SIS / VIS / EUROPOL / SLTD DATA (Interpol) / EURODAC / ECRIS etc.), the ETIAS selection rules and the ETIAS watch list. If the application matches the information of these databases, the application will be made by ETIAS Central and / or ETIAS national units.

Decision of application - Usually, a decision will be made by the system in minutes. If an ETIAS application is approved, it will be issued for a period of five years or until the expiration date of the applicant's passport, whichever is earlier. If an ETIAS application is rejected, the applicant will receive a reason for 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 verified by carriers prior to a boarding trip by air, land or sea. If an ETIAS is not approved, the traveler will not be allowed to board the trip ship, be it a plane, a boat or a bus.

Arrival to the EU - Upon entry into the Schengen area, a border guard will make the decision to admit a traveler on the basis of the EES system information, the approved ETIAS, as well as the travel documents and traveler's arrangements.

Revocation and cancellation

If an application is deemed to have been submitted fraudulently or if the applicant's situation has changed, an ETIAS may be revoked if the approval conditions are no longer valid. A revocation or annulment is effected by the authorities of the EU Member State receiving the applicant for the first time.

Implications for British travelers in the EU

ETIAS Europe, but he said that it was negotiating with the European Commission, but it said that it was negotiating with the European Commission. The European Parliament and the European Council representing the United Kingdom and the United States of America The Brexit obligations and triggers Article 50.

According to a researcher, Camino Mortera-Martinez, whose specialty is justice and home affairs at the Center for European Reform, British citizens in Europe can be considered as third-country nationals. Any immigration requirements imposed on other third countries could also apply to Great Britain. Turkish window-shopping is never seen in large European cities like Paris or the Germans, because Turkey is considered a 3rd country that does not allow its citizens to move freely in the world. EU countries. Regardless of the security of Canada or the improbability of creating terrorists, it will still be considered a "third" country according to the EU definitions.

ETIAS press releases

Union de sécurité: la Commission se félicite de l'adoption du système d'entrée / sortie pour des frontières de l'UE plus fortes et plus intelligentes

Mer. 25 oct. 2017 11:30:00 GMT
European Commission - Declaration Brussels, 25 October 2017 Following the adoption today by ...
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Questions and Answers: Preserving and Strengthening the Sch Areaengen

Mer., 27 sept. 2017 10:38:00 GMT
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 September 2017 What is the Commission proposing today? ...
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