What’s ETIAS? A new requirement to visit the EU in 2023

March 14, 2023


Be ready for some changes on your upcoming trips to Europe. The EU is planning to implement a new way of tracking who enters and leaves the continent through a new process called the ETIAS. While previously citizens from certain countries would only need to show up in the EU to automatically be under a Schengen Visa. Now we’ll all have to fill out a digital form beforehand. And when you exit and enter the EU they will be able to instantly digitally track how long you have been in the EU.

Requirements to apply for the ETIAS travel authorization:

  • Passport valid for three to six months after application.
  • E-mail account.
  • Credit or debit card.


  • The application for ETIAS authorization is made online and at least three days before the trip.
  • The applicant must apply for the ETIAS application at the first EU destination to be visited. If the authorization is granted, the applicant will have up to 90 days to visit the remaining countries.
  • The applicant must answer questions on the form relating to his or her criminal record, public health risks and whether he or she has been refused entry to the EU in the past. The data provided is automatically compared with different security databases.
  • Once the application is completed, a fee is charged.
  • The resolution of the form will be automatic.

Remember that if you already have a Schengen visa, you do not need to apply for ETIAS. However, it is advisable to inquire before traveling about this requirement, since the ETIAS travel authorization is a European permit that, in principle, gives access to Schengen countries, but not to all European countries. Moreover, the final decision is in the hands of the border authorities.

If you have any doubts about the new travel authorization to enter the European Union, ETIAS, or about other visa procedures, get in touch with us by booking a quick call. At Intelivisa we will be more than happy to assist you!


*This information does not constitute under any circumstances legal advice, serving only for informational purposes. In case you need professional services in Global Immigration and Mobility, please contact us.

* It should be taken into account that the regulations of any of the countries analyzed, as well as the established procedures, may change at any time and without prior notice.

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