From 2020, all Argentine travelers wishing to visit Europe for business or leisure will need to apply online for an ETIAS travel authorization. This is the name for the new Europe visa for Argentine citizens. The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) has been designed to strengthen security and border control around the Schengen area and will be necessary for all those citizens traveling to Europe from Argentina, from 2020.
What do Argentines need to do before visiting Europe?
Currently citizens traveling to Europe from Argentina are exempt from requiring a Schengen visa to enter the European zone for short-stay periods of up to 90 days. From 2020, the only necessary European visa for Argentine citizens will be the ETIAS authorization.
To apply for the ETIAS visa for Argentina, all applicants will need to have the following available when they access the ETIAS application online:
- Brazilian passport valid until 3 months beyond the intended stay;
- Email address to receive the approved ETIAS;
- Credit or debit card to pay the ETIAS visa fee.
To enter a country in the Schengen zone Argentine nationals will need a valid passport but can travel between Schengen countries using an Argentine national ID card.
ETIAS requirements for Argentine citizens
It will be a legal requirement for people from Argentina to apply for an ETIAS travel authorization for Europe by using an online registration system before traveling to the Schengen zone.
Additionally, citizens from Argentina applying online for the European visa need to have a valid passport, email address and a credit or debit card and must provide the following information:
- Details from valid Argentine passport with a minimum expiry date of 3 months beyond the intended stay;
- Valid contact information including address and email address (which is used to receive the approved European visa for Argentina);
- Basic security information regarding travel details and health.
The application for ETIAS for Argentines will include questions about security, health and travel plans and will be simple to complete online, before receiving the approved European visa for Argentine citizens via email.
Traveling to Europe from Argentina with ETIAS
The ETIAS visa for Argentines is valid for five years and will become compulsory for Argentine citizens traveling to Europe from 2020. Only Argentine nationals over the age of 18 will be required to obtain an ETIAS to travel to the EU, minors will not be obliged to pay the visa fee.
Argentines visiting Europe with the ETIAS will have unlimited entries to the Schengen zone for the duration of their visa, or when their passport expires, whichever happens first.
The EU ETIAS visa will allow Argentine citizens to visit any of the European countries in the Schengen zone. Applicants will be screened by the EU Border Control and immigration authorities who will process the ETIAS application. Information will be checked against various security databases including Interpol and the ETIAS watchlist to ensure the highest level of security and safety.