Yes. From November 2023, when ETIAS becomes fully operational, Canadian Citizens, alongside nationals of 59 countries worldwide, will be required to have valid ETIAS authorizations upon arrival to France.
No. As long as you’re traveling to France for short-term business, leisure, or medical needs, you can enter the country visa-free until November 2023. From November 2023, you will need a valid ETIAS visa waiver.
Initiated in 2018, the new European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) intends to enhance the EU’s capabilities against external threats, such as organized crime, illegal migration, epidemiological outbreaks, etc. The system also intends to simplify European travel-related bureaucratic procedures and reduce the waiting time at the EU borders.
No. ETIAS is only a travel permit, enabling you to visit Europe for short-term purposes. If you plan to move to Europe for study or work, you must apply for a national visa (Type D) or temporary residence permit card.
ETIAS enables you to visit France or any other ETIAS member country for up to 90 days in every 180-day period for three consecutive years.
Applying for an ETIAS authorization is a simple procedure, taking less than 15 minutes. All you have to do is to complete the application form and submit it alongside your biometric passport. Once you pay the application fee, the system will verify the correctness of your provided information and provide feedback within hours.
Applying for ETIAS authorization will become mandatory from November 2023.
Yes. A valid biometric passport is essential before applying for an ETIAS visa waiver. The passport is valid if it features an electronically embedded chip and expires in no less than six months from your arrival date to France.
Yes. Parents or legal guardians must get the ETIAS visa waivers for their kids, even though children up to 12 are exempt from paying the application fee.
Yes. You can apply for an ETIAS authorization regardless of your criminal status. Although, you will be required to provide all the details about your criminal record and the degree of the crime.
No. If you are a citizen of ETIAS-member country, you won’t need to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver to visit France or any other ETIAS country.
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ETIAS authorization enables you to visit all the EU/Schengen Member countries (except Ireland) for up to 90 days in every 180-day period for three years.
ETIAS-member countries include the following:
Nationals of the following 59 countries worldwide will be eligible to visit Europe hassle-free with just a pre-issued digital travel permit from November 2023.
ETIAS-eligible countries include the following: