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Facts About ETIAS and Canadian Citizens Who Want to Travel To Europe

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in International Travel

Facts About ETIAS and Canadian Citizens Who Want to Travel To Europe

ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorisation System. It is a new requirement that will allow European countries to screen travellers before they arrive, and it is designed to improve security and make it easier for travellers to enter the Schengen Area. Canadian citizens will need to obtain an ETIAS travel authorization before travelling to most European countries starting in 2024. The ETIAS will be mandatory for citizens of 63 countries who currently do not need a visa to travel to the Schengen Area. These countries include Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and most of South America.

The ETIAS is not a visa. It is a travel authorization that allows you to enter the Schengen Area for short-term stays of up to 90 days within any 180-day period. You will need to apply for an ETIAS even if you are transiting through a European country.

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ETIAS for Canadian Citizens

The ETIAS is a quick and easy application. You will be able to do it online at the ETIAS website. The application and approval process should only take a few minutes. The application fee is €7, and you will need to provide some basic information about yourself, such as your name, date of birth, passport information and travel plans.

Once you have applied for an ETIAS, you will receive a decision within a few minutes. If your application is approved, you will be given an electronic travel authorization (ETA) that you will need to print out and bring with you when you travel to Europe.

The ETIAS is valid for three years, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. This means that if you apply for an ETIAS in 2024, you will not need to apply for another one until 2027.

"It is advised that Canadian citizens complete their ETIAS application 96 hours prior to their departure date." ETIAS applications are not available now for travel in 2024. If you are planning a trip to Europe in 2024 or later, be sure to monitor the ETIAS status so you can apply for an ETIAS in advance to avoid any delays at the border. ETIAS is a new program, so there are still some unanswered questions about it. However, we do know that it will be a mandatory requirement for Canadian citizens who want to travel to most European countries after 2024.


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Here are some things to keep in mind about ETIAS travel authorization to Europe:

  • The ETIAS is not a visa. It is a travel authorization that allows you to enter the Schengen Area for short-term stays of up to 90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Canadian, U.S. and citizens of many other countries will need to apply for an ETIAS even if you are transiting through a European country.
  • If you are traveling with children, you will need to apply for an ETIAS for each child.
  • The ETIAS application process is online and can be completed in a few minutes.
  • The application fee is €7, which is approximately CAD$10.06. The fee is payable in euros, but you can pay with a credit or debit card in your local currency.
  • The ETIAS is valid for three years, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

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Facts About ETIAS and Canadian Citizens Who Want to Travel To Europe

Blog posted on August 15, 2023 by Evelyn Ackah in International Travel

ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorisation System. It is a new recruirement that will allow European countries to screen travellers before they arrive, and it is designed to improve security and make it easier for travellers to enter the Schengen Area. Canadian citizens will need to obtain an ETIAS travel authorization before travelling to most European countries starting in 2024. The ETIAS will be mandatory for citizens of 63 countries who currently do not need a visa to travel to the Schengen Area. These countries include Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and most of South America.

The ETIAS is not a visa. It is a travel authorization that allows you to enter the Schengen Area for short-term stays of up to 90 days within any 180-day period. You will need to apply for an ETIAS even if you are transiting through a European country.

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION

Facts About ETIAS for Canadian Citizens

The ETIAS is a quick and easy application. You will be able to do it online at the ETIAS website. The application and approval process should only take a few minutes. The application fee is €7, and you will need to provide some basic information about yourself, such as your name, date of birth, passport information and travel plans.

Once you have applied for an ETIAS, you will receive a decision within a few minutes. If your application is approved, you will be given an electronic travel authorization (ETA) that you will need to print out and bring with you when you travel to Europe.

The ETIAS is valid for three years, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. This means that if you apply for an ETIAS in 2024, you will not need to apply for another one until 2027.

"It is advised that Canadian citizens complete their ETIAS application 96 hours prior to their departure date." ETIAS applications are not available now for travel to 2024. If you are planning a trip to Europe in 2024 or later, be sure to monitor the ETIAS status so you can apply for an ETIAS in advance to avoid any delays at the border. The ETIAS is a new program, so there are still some unanswered questions about it. However, we do know that it will be a mandatory requirement for Canadian citizens who want to travel to most European countries after 2024.


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Here are some things to keep in mind about ETIAS travel authorization to Europe:

  • The ETIAS is not a visa. It is a travel authorization that allows you to enter the Schengen Area for short-term stays of up to 90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Canadian, U.S. and citizens of many other countries will need to apply for an ETIAS even if you are transiting through a European country.
  • If you are traveling with children, you will need to apply for an ETIAS for each child.
  • The ETIAS application process is online and can be completed in a few minutes.
  • The application fee is €7, which is approximately CAD$10.06. The fee is payable in euros, but you can pay with a credit or debit card in your local currency.
  • The ETIAS is valid for three years, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION

Do You Need Assistance With Cross Border Business Travel?

Are you a business professional seeking to navigate the complexities of cross-border travel between Canada and other countries? Don't let cross-border bureaucracy slow down your business goals. Take charge of your cross-border business travel by seeking experienced guidance from a trusted Canadian immigration lawyer.

Ackah Business Immigration Law exclusively practices Canada and U.S. immigration law and can help you achieve your business and personal immigration goals. Ackah Law has offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver to help clients move to new opportunities. To get in touch with Ackah Law, contact us at (403) 452-9515 or send an email directly to contact@ackahlaw.com.

A Canada business immigration lawyer can save you time, money and stress by identifying and removing roadblocks before they happen, and smooth your way to new opportunities.

Ackah Business Immigration Law exclusively practices Canadian and U.S. immigration law and can help you achieve your business and personal immigration goals. Ackah Law has offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver to help clients move to new opportunities. To get in touch with Ackah Law, contact us at (403) 452-9515 or send an email directly to contact@ackahlaw.com.


Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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