ETIAS, European Travel Information and Authorisation System, will become operational in 2024, according to official EU sources. Visa-free visitors to the European Union will soon need to register online before travelling to Europe. Although the exact launch date is not yet known, ETIAS is expected to be fully operational in 2024.
Applicants from the visa waiver countries will have to provide the following information when applying for an ETIAS:
- Full name
- Date and place of birth
- Contact details (home address, email address, phone number)
- Parent(s) first name(s)
- Education and occupation information
- Country of first entry
- Passport details
APPLYING FOR ETIAS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CONFIRMED TRAVEL PLANS: If you do not have confirmed travel plans, you can still apply for ETIAS.
You need to state which European country you will enter first however, once you have your authorisation, you can travel to any of the ETIAS countries.
DECLARING FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE EU CITIZENS
In addition to providing the basic information listed above, applicants must declare if any of their family members:
Are citizens of a European country requiring ETIAS
Have freedom of movement in the EU
Information about the family member will be requested.