ETIAS application for Canadian citizens

ETIAS application for Canadian citizens

Find out the acceptability requirements and how to complete an ETIAS application form step-by-step. If you want to travel to Schengen countries, this is what you will need to know. 

ETIAS Visa Waiver


The ETIAS is a new visa system that replaces visa-free travel to Europe from November 2023. Every Canadian citizen will need to fill out ETIAS application form to visit Europe for less than 90 days. The only document you need for the visa waiver is a valid, biometric passport with a validity of at least 9 months. A Visa waiver allows traveling to Schengen countries multiple times throughout 3 years of ETIAS validity and does not require to apply over and over again.

Travelers must complete a simple application form that takes less than 10-15 minutes. To complete the application, you need to go through 3 major steps, during which you must provide accurate information: personal information, passport details, and security questions. ETIAS requires minor documentation as the registration process requires only a passport and answers to a few security questions.

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ETIAS Application Requirements

Multiple databases will verify everyone who enters Europe from a visa waiver country. Around 4-5 major security systems will participate in pre-screening the travelers. Relevant databases are Interpol and Europol, international police organizations, and the Schengen Information System where security agencies monitor border entry. The approved European visa waiver will be valid for 3 years.

You can fill out the ETIAS online application for Canadian citizens on any electronic device. The whole process will take 10 minutes and will not require much paperwork. Like other visa waivers, ETIAS will require personal information (full name, date of birth, contact information) also:

Canadian citizens will have to submit the following information to get an ETIAS application:

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Cancellation or denial of ETIAS application

Cancelation / Denial of ETIAS application

One of the most common reasons for visa waiver denial is an inaccurate or false information. A traveler won’t get ETIAS if there is any error or discrepancy between the information on the application form and the data available within the security databases. For that reason you need to follow ETIAS requirements correctly. In case your application is rejected because of the mistake within the form, you can re-apply after 7 days.

When filling out an application for ETIAS online, Canadians will need to provide information regarding the following topics: safety, health, drug use, and employment history. The ETIAS application form for Canadians also includes questions about travel to conflict zones, past European travel, and plans to visit the Schengen area.

A CA citizen may not be able to obtain a visa waiver:

The embassy may refuse the travel permit if there is an essential impression that the information provided by the applicant is not accurate.

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Canadian applicants can fill out personal contact details and get notified when ETIAS becomes mandatory for traveling to Europe

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