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ETIAS U.S. Visa Waiver Application

ETIAS Registration Form for Europe

U.S. citizens with a valid passport will be required to apply online for ETIAS to enter and travel around Europe. ETIAS travel authorization for U.S. citizens for Schengen countries will help save time and improve border management.

How Will the ETIAS System Work?

You can apply for an ETIAS directly online. You will be required to hold a valid passport or valid travel document and complete the online registration form with your personal details. You will also be required to provide the Member state of intended first entry and answer a few background and security questions. Once you submit your ETIAS online application and pay the required fees, it will be screened across the ETIAS system database. If your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation along with the ETIAS visa waiver.If your application is denied, you will receive an email explaining the reason for the denial, and you will have the opportunity to appeal.

ETIAS Online Application

  • Complete ETIAS registration for USA citizens.
  • Submit and pay ETIAS online application form.
  • Automatic application processing against ETIAS security database.

Receive ETIAS Authorization

  • Receive response via email:
    • If approved you will receive your valid ETIAS travel authorization attached to your confirmation email.
    • If denied you will receive a justification for the refusal, and you will have the right to appeal.
  • Print at least two copies and carry them with at all times when traveling in the Schengen Area.

Travel to and Arrive at Schengen Area

  • You will be required to show your approved ETIAS visa waiver before boarding (if traveling by air, land and sea).
  • Show your approved ETIAS to a Schengen Area border crossing officer upon arrival at the Member state of first entry and receive the final ok to enter.

Revocation or Annulment of ETIAS Travel Authorization

It is possible to have an ETIAS travel authorization revoked. This is true when the conditions for issuing ETIAS are no longer met, or if there are grounds for believing that the travel authorization was fraudulently obtained. The revocation will also apply if you are refused entry at the Member state point of entry or due to a reported lost or stolen travel document. In such cases, the ETIAS revocation or annulment is done by the authorities of the Member State in possession of the evidence that led to the revocation or annulment or by the ETIAS National Unit of the Member State of first entry as declared by the applicant.

An ETIAS may also be annulled or revoked if the automated ETIAS IT system receives an alert. In such cases, the ETIAS system will first check to see if the alert is associated with a valid ETIAS travel authorization. If this is the case, the Member State having created the alert will be responsible for the revocation of the travel authorization.


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