U.S. Citizens will need an ETIAS visa waiver to travel to Europe
Welcome to your complete resource to learn about the ETIAS visa travel waiver, a travel authorization allowing you to travel visa-free to Europe’s Schengen area countries.
Beginning on January 1, 2021, the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) travel waiver program will go into effect. All U.S. citizens will need either a European Visa or a ETIAS Visa Travel Waiver to visit countries within Europe's Schengen Travel Zone.
What is a ETIAS Visa Travel Waiver
The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) is a program designed for nationals of countries, such as the United States, who are currently not required to have a Visa to visit Europe. US Citizens will be able to enter any of the 26 European countries included in the Schengen Travel Area using an ETIAS Visa Travel Waiver instead of a traditional European visa. Applying for a traditional travel visa is time-consuming and can feel daunting. The good news is, if you are traveling to Europe for 90 days or less within a 180 day period, you can apply for ETIAS Visa Travel Waiver online.
For US citizens, the ETIAS visa travel waiver is by far the best choice. A traditional European visa involves many steps and includes an onsite interview at the embassy or consulate.
With ETIAS EUROPE US, navigating the application process for your ETIAS Visa Travel Waiver is simple, allowing you more time to focus on planning your trip, instead of securing a visa. Once your ETIAS application is approved, you will receive a Visa Travel Waiver which is valid for three years or until your current passport expires, whichever comes first. The ETIAS program's approved purposes of travel are tourism, short term business, medical, and transit.
The ETIAS Application system will be fully electronic. Your application can be completed and submitted via our online system. You will need to provide information about your passport data, travel history, citizenship, and personal details along with answers to some basic questions. The application is designed to gather information on travelers to assess security concerns and certain risk factors. In most cases, ETIAS will be approved quickly, within 24 hours or less.
Please note, it is mandatory that ETIAS applications contain 100% correct information or the application will be denied. Anyone whose application gets rejected will be required to obtain a traditional travel visa.
Why should you use ETIAS EUROPE US?
At ETIAS EUROPE US we will make the process effortless. We provide easy-to-understand information about ETIAS Visa Travel Waiver and the application process. Our ETIAS specialists review your application for accuracy before it is submitted. We contact you if any corrections are needed to ensure your application is approved.
Our company has more than a decade of experience assisting individuals with application submission for the ESTA Visa Travel Waiver program required for European and Asian Nationals traveling to the U.S. We have processed more than 500,000 applications for travelers just like you. We will oversee your ETIAS application from start to finish to ensure your ETIAS application is error-free. Once your application has been approved, your Visa Travel Waiver will be digitally linked to your passport.
Why did the European Council decide to enact the new ETIAS program now?
ETIAS, the European Travel Information and Authorization System, conceived by the European Council and approved by the European Parliament in 2018, is currently set to become active in January 2021. The European Travel Information Authorization System is designed to collect comprehensive data from ETIAS applications for all travelers to the Schengen Area. Advance screening of travelers via the ETIAS application will establish an extensive database with the ability for real-time European interagency sharing. ETIAS data will complement other existing information to achieve the critical goal of strengthening Europe's Schengen Area borders to increase Europe's overall safety and control illegal migration.