ETIAS is a new visa-waiver system introduced by the European Union that will help the continent in protecting the boundaries of its nations. There are a total number of 44 countries in the word that falls under the border of Europe, 26 of which belongs to the Schengen Area border countries. ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System.

This new travel regulations will help the continent in dealing with the immigration issues more effectively. It will also help the continent in protecting their borders and ensuring the safety of their nations. ETIAS will permit you to stay in the European nations for the period of 90 days without having to acquire your visa.

ETIAS are only mandatory for people who belong to the 61 countries whose citizens are allowed to stay in the Europe visa-free. These countries include New Zealand, Canada, Australia and the United States etc. After the launch of ETIAS there will be a change in these citizen’s travel regulations. They will compulsorily have to acquire their ETIAS otherwise you will not be permitted to enter the nation at the destination gate.

On the other hand, people visiting Europe who always had to take their visa with them will not face any changes in their travel regulation system. They are only for the above mentioned citizens.

It is suggested that people should start applying for their ETIAS as it is soon going to be mandatory in the continent of Europe. And you will not be allowed to enter without it after the compulsion of the new visa-waiver system. To apply for the ETIAS you will have to visit the official site of ETIAS, there you will be asked to fill out an application form with all your basic details. These details would be the same as on your passport. The necessary field include your name, date of birth, place of birth, your country, gender, nationality etc.

The form will be of just 7 euros but you will also have to apply for ETIAS if you belong to the minor or old -age category, and for them the cost of the application is absolutely free. They are believed to be pocket-friendly. ETIAS are compulsory for everyone regardless of age. If you are having any query about the procedure of filling out an application form for ETIAS or any other confusion related to the topic then you must visit

You must have a valid passport to apply for ETIAS. You won’t be able to fill the form if you do not have a valid passport. Once your ETIAS gets approved, the validity will last for three years from the date of issue. But please take a note here, that your ETIAS will automatically be expired if the validity period of your passport is over. You will be able to stay in the continent for a period of 90 days at once after the approval of ETIAS.