EU Countries Back ETIAS Visa Waiver Program

In a significant step forward, EU countries voted on June 9, 2017 to adopt a proposed new security screening program called the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) during a meeting of the E.U. Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg. ETIAS is an electronic visa waiv... READ MORE

ETIAS Visa for Europe: How will it be structured?

The ETIAS visa waiver for Europe aims to heighten security measures in Europe improving border control and managing migration by creating the ETIAS travel authorization system which will collect and review information on travelers to Europe. The ETIAS visa waiver will be a requirement for... READ MORE

ETIAS Europe: the EU’s version of the US ESTA

The ETIAS visa application form has similar objectives to the American ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, part of the Visa Waiver program).ETIAS is designed to pre-screen visa-exempt travelers who wish to enter the Schengen Area, while ESTA pre-screens those who travel to t... READ MORE

What is the Difference Between ETIAS and a Schengen Visa?

The European continent is the biggest tourist destination in the world. When traveling to Europe, non-EU citizens have to apply for either the ETIAS EU visa waiver or the Schengen visa.Those eligible for the ETIAS EU visa waiver are not required to apply for the Schengen visa. However, th... READ MORE

Benefits of the ETIAS Travel Authorization System

Europe is poised to join the many other regions of the world where electronic visa systems are already in place. The European Commission has proposed the implementation of an electronic visa system called the European Travel Information and Authorization System, or ETIAS. There is already a signif... READ MORE